3 Gallon
Powder Puff
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Powder Puff

Latin Name:

Chrysanthemum morifolium ‘Powder Puff’

Plant Type:     

Perennial

Description:

See Chrysanthemum morifolium

Origin:

Man Made Hybrid

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

IK

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

Use a GOOD rich potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well), such as an African violet mix. If you want to mix your own take: 2 parts garden soil, 2 parts humus (leaf mold), 1 part coarse sand or perlite and 1 part rinsed aquarium charcoal chips Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings. If you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks with any water soluble fertilizer diluted by half. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to aphids, spider mites, thrips and whitefly. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Seeds in the spring. It is best to propagate seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Discard or plant outside in the garden in the fall and then trim back. An ideal plant for a hanging basket.

Air Purifier:

A good remover of formaldehyde, xylene, benzene and ammonia from the surrounding atmosphere.

Is Genus:

No

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