Tuesday, 20 June 2017

šŸ¤·PLANTšŸ¤·Salpiglossis sinuata Solanaceae PAINTED TONGUE ✅✅✅



Salpiglossis is an annual that makes an outstanding pot plant for the greenhouse or sunroom and, although not often seen in the home, it makes a good temporary houseplant. 

Salpiglossis sinuata Solanaceae PAINTED TONGUE pic


The beauty of the individual flowers is often lost when it is grown outdoors, and the five-pointed star-shaped blooms, some 2in/5cm wide, should really be examined closely. 

They come in a choice of colours, including yellow, orange, red, and lilac, with velvety petals heavily veined and overlaid in contrasting colours.



FACT FILE Of Salpiglossis sinuata Solanaceae PAINTED TONGUE


ORIGIN: Chile; hybrids.

HEIGHT: To 2ft/60cm.


PAINTED TONGUE photo


POTTING MIX: Peat-moss-based.

REPOTTING: Move seedlings into larger pots as they grow, until a 5-in/13-cm pot is reached. 

PROPAGATION: Sow seed in spring for summer flowering or fall for early spring blooming. 

KEEPING PLANTS: Stake stems as they grow, to prevent them from falling over and breaking.

PLANT CARE


  • Bright light with some full sun. 
  • Cool to normal room conditions. 

  • Water well, but allow the top of the potting mix to dry out before rewatering. 
  • Feed every 2 weeks until early fall with a standard liquid fertiliser.

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