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Q.How deep to plant Lantana?

Zone Phoenix | Anonymous added on May 5, 2020 | Answered

Just got 6 in 1 gal. Pots from Home Depot.
How deep and how tight should we pack the soil?
How much water with mid 80s the first week?
Thank you! Phoenix amateur!

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Answered on May 6, 2020

Lantana is a beautiful plant that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Not sure if you are planting in the ground or in a container. If in the ground, it should only be as deep as it was in the pot. In other words, when you pull it out of the pot, the top of it should be level with the ground when planted. Just tamp it down lightly. Do not pack it in.

The larger the container, the more space the plant has to grow roots and the less often it will need to be watered. Make sure there is at least 6 or 8 inches of soil in the bottom of the pot. Use a light potting soil and water in.

In a container, water as often as the top 1 inch of soil dries out. That could be once or twice a day during the hottest times of the year. If in the ground, also check the soil for moisture level till you learn about how long you can go between waterings. If it is wilting, you are waiting too long.

Adding mulch to the soil can help conserve water.

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