Container gardening is my favorite! With just a simple container, it’s easy to add a touch of color and pizazz to even the dustiest corners of your porch. But when it comes to plants that do well in containers, it can be hard to find ones that are truly up to the task. Fortunately, Calibrachoa is the perfect container gardening flower because it blooms fast and requires little care. Chances are, you’ve seen a container garden full of Calibrachoa before! Let’s learn more below!
Calibrachoa does best in growing zones 9-11. Though it can be grown in other zones, Calibrachoa is winter-proof and tolerant of frost in these zones, should it be necessary.
Calibrachoa plants do exceptionally well in container gardens due to their low maintenance care needs. Not only that, but the plant rejuvenates over old growth quickly. So you won’t have to do anything maintenance related for as long as the growing season! What could be better?
How To Get Started Growing In Containers
To get started growing Calibrachoa in containers, plant seeds in a container in an area of full sun that receives light shade in the afternoon hours. Seeds should be planted at least 4-6 weeks after the last frost in the area. P.H. levels of the soil should be anywhere from 5.5 to 6.0. As soon as seeds are planted, or seedlings are propagated, mix a hefty bit of soil in with the compost. This will help sustain future growth. You can expect to see blossoms in 4-6 weeks after planting seeds!
How to Fertilize
Calibrachoa is considered one of nature’s “heavy feeders” and should be given a dosage of fertilizer diluted into water at least once every two to three weeks. A slow-release fertilizer has worked best in my experience with this plant.
Tips And Tricks For Growing Calibrachoa In Containers
Overwatering is usually the cause for diseased plants. To prevent overwatering from taking place, stick your fingers into the soil before watering. If the first few inches of soil feel dry, it’s time to water your Calibrachoa plants. The soil in which it is planted should be well-draining. To make sure your plants are in optimal conditions for growing, make sure that they are growing in soil temperatures from 62-72 degrees Fahrenheit.