Top Questions About Calibrachoa Plants

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Questions About Calibrachoa Plants

Asked by
engl_19 on
July 23, 2016
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Q. Hanging Baskets

From Puerto Rico – I would want to know if you have seeds of all colors of Alyssum and if the picture I’ve attached is one of the Alyssum family? I want all colors of this beauty. Can you help me out? I want to do like 8 basket of this flower because at 2 pm in my porch I receive full sun for 3 hours, so I know this flower will grow. Give all the information and the name of the attachment. Thank you Lucy

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 23, 2016
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These plants are spectacular specimens of the plant Calibrachoa.
Here is links with more information for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/growing-bromeliad-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/alyssum/growing-sweet-alyssum.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 6, 2016

Q. My calibrachoa is sick

The plant’s spent flowers are turning brown. That’s ok, but parts of the viney plant itself is turning brown. The plant appears to be dying. It’s in a hanging basket. I’ve watered it everyday, fertilized it every couple weeks. Did I water it too much?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 6, 2016
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Checking the soil by actually dry is the best. Daily water for container plants is a general rule. It may even need twice daily water if the temperatures are above 85 degrees.
Trim away the dead material and review the growing care requirements in the link below.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/million-bells/calibrachoa-million-bells.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 25, 2017

Q. 20 year old indoor Calocacia

Thank you for being here! I have a 16-20 year old Calocacia we call “Godzilla”. Super gappy plant in our window, however over the years it’s trunk has grown to 3-4′ and it is getting top heavy. We have come to a crossroads, as it is starting to fall away from the window. Over the years rotation has worked to keep it in the middle. It is slowly faling at any angle. The nursery suggested staking or a taller pot for root room to grow deeper and hold it. What do you suggest? We have had many baby godzillas come from this plant. Thank you again!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 26, 2017
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I commend you on having a plant for so long and in such good condition.

I would also agree that a slightly larger pot could help to stabilize the plant.

I would find a container that is a bit taller and only about 1 inch or size larger in diameter.
Continue rotating the plant to keep the light as even as possible.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ears-indoors.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 14, 2017

Q. My calibrachoa hanging plant

What temperature is too cold for my calibrachoa hanging plant? It says it needs 6+ hours a day of sun light but the next 2 days are only going to get to the high 40’s and 50° didn’t know if it was to cold for it.that’s with out wind factor.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 15, 2017
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Calibrachoa likes temperatures no lower then 50 degrees F. If temperatures are below these temperatures or chance of frost or freeze are in the forecast you should move your plant indoors until the weather warms.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/million-bells/calibrachoa-million-bells.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 23, 2017

Q. What kind of plant do I have?

I have a compact plant with clustered, numerous small dark green leaves. It bloomed dark magenta flowers similar to hollyhocks or petunias, but is neither of these. Can you tell me what plant it might be, and how to care for it? I fertilized it, and all of the flowers turned brown, and any new ones coming out, come out brown.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 23, 2017
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Excess fertilizer or improper application can burn the plants.

Calibrachoa will bloom spring through frost.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/million-bells/calibrachoa-million-bells.htm

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Asked by
wgdfcook on
June 14, 2017
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Q. Calibrachoa

I purchased numerous calibrachoa pot fillers (2 inch) and they are not flowering. The plants appear healthy but no blooms. For my pots I use half composting soil and half potting soil. Is there something wrong with my composting soil?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 16, 2017
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It could be excess nitrogen, which inhibits flowering.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/million-bells/calibrachoa-million-bells.htm

Use a balanced fertilizer, and try an application of Bone Meal as phosphorous will help boost flowering.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 2, 2017

Q. calibrachoa HB

Can I keep the same plant over years if I keep it indoors in the cold months?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 3, 2017
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My research shows that it is very difficult to over winter Calibrachoa, with very little success.
If you want to try and have the space, there certainly could be no harm in trying.
Reduce the watering once indoors and cut the plant back.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/million-bells/calibrachoa-million-bells.htm

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