Wampi Plant Care: Growing An Indian Swamp Plant In Gardens
Growing Wampi Plant (Wampis) in gardens is not difficult. They are easy to grow and provide good results. There are many varieties of wampis available today, but they all have one thing in common – their attractive appearance.
They are native to India and are known as “wampi” or “swamp plant”. They thrive in wet soil conditions, so it makes sense that they would do well in your garden. They don’t require much water at all and will happily live without any fertilizers whatsoever. They like full sun too, which means they’ll appreciate a sunny spot where you can get them. You can even place them near the window if you want!
The only problem with growing these plants is that they’re quite invasive. They’ve been found to invade homes and other buildings throughout the world. So if you decide to try to grow them, make sure you keep them out of reach of children and pets! If you have small kids, then perhaps a smaller container would be best for them since they tend to chew up pots very easily. For larger families, consider using a greenhouse instead because it’s easier to control their growth rate there.
It is essential to know that wampis can go into hibernation during the winter months, so make sure you take this into consideration when you grow yours in your area. If they’re kept indoors, you’ll need to place them somewhere cool where the temperature will remain stable. They will still need water, however, so do not forget to give them a little bit each week or two weeks at least. This is one plant you do not want to forget about!
It is more common for wampis to be grown outdoors since they come from a tropical climate. But if you’re determined to grow them inside your home or office instead, then fluorescent lights should provide enough light for them. Again, make sure you keep an eye on the temperature and humidity levels so they don’t overheat in the summer or get too cold in the winter.
So what happens if they get too big for their current pot?
You have a few options. You can either repot them into a bigger container (they will need some professional help in this case since they have very deep roots), or you can top them to promote bushiness (instead of letting them grow tall and then slowly outgrowing their space). Repotting should only be done every 2 years or so, otherwise they might get root-bound.
It is also common for wampis to flower during the month of September. The flowers are white and have a very sweet smell, almost like honey. You can even make tea out of them. This is a good sign that they are healthy.
So if you live in an area that has four distinct seasons, then wampis are a great choice for flowers to grow indoors during the winter months. They aren’t overly demanding and will look great in any room of your house!
Common Name: Wampi
Cultivar: There are many cultivars available today.
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade. They will not grow if kept in complete darkness.
Water Requirements: Water regularly until they are established. After that, a good soaking once a week should be sufficient.
Temperature Requirements: Normal Room Temperature. They will not tolerate temperatures consistently below 60 degrees or above 80 degrees.
Soil Requirements: Wet newspaper or composted mulch.
Fertilizer Requirements: Rarely require fertilization. If you do fertilize, do it lightly and not more than once a month.
Recommended Use: Flooring or “Centerpiece” Plant. They can even be used as an escort. Just don’t put them anywhere that small children or pets have access to them.
Sources & references used in this article:
Ladies’ Flower-garden of Ornamental Greenouse Plants by M Loundon – 1848 – books.google.com
Indian agriculture in the southern colonies by FM Bailey – 1885 – Government Printer, South Africa
Your Midwest Garden: An Owner’s Manual by GM Herndon – The North Carolina Historical Review, 1967 – JSTOR
Reminiscences of early plant introduction work in south Florida by N Cantley – 1887 – US Government Printing Office
… Early History of the Creek Indians and Their Neighbors by J Riggenbach – 2013 – books.google.com