Top Questions About Chrysanthemum Plants

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Questions About Chrysanthemum Plants

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Anonymous on
January 16, 2014

Q. Aphids on a Small Young Houseplant

I rescued a small young chrysanthemum plant that was thrown away, brought it inside and now see that it has aphids. I have segregated it from my other houseplants and want to get rid of the aphids NOW! I can see that they are sapping the life from this little one. Suggestions? I will go put it under running water over the toilet as a start. Thought about dusting it with something from the kitchen: flour? baking soda?

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Nikki on
January 16, 2014
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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 21, 2014

Q. Pruning Mums

When and how do I prune a mum?

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Nikki on
February 20, 2014
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Anonymous on
March 28, 2014

Q. Mums

Do I cut off the old growth from last year? The mums are beginning to come out of the ground now. Thanks.

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Nikki on
March 28, 2014
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Yes, if you are beginning to see new growth, go ahead and cut back the old foliage. Stems of the mums are pruned back to 3-4 inches above the ground.

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Anonymous on
April 17, 2014

Q. Mum Care

My fall mums are growing new shoots due the warm winter. How to nurture until fall?

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Nikki on
April 17, 2014
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Anonymous on
May 5, 2014

Q. Cutting Back Mums

When should I prune back mums? Thanks.

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Nikki on
May 5, 2014
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Usually, these plants are cut back in the fall following a few frosts. Stems of the mums are pruned back to 3-4 inches above the ground. New growth appears from this in spring. If you were not able to cut the plant back in fall, you can do so now if there is still old, dead growth present. I would not trim off the new green growth.

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Anonymous on
October 10, 2014

Q. mums plant

Many times I have tried growing a mum plant. Once I tried putting cow dung in that plant. Can you please help as to how to grow mum plant. How much sunlight does it need and also tell me about manure for hibiscus plant.

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Nikki on
October 10, 2014
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Manure should not be applied straight into the soil. It should be composted first to help cool the nitrogen in the manure. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/manures/the-benefits-of-manure-in-your-garden.htm

These articles should help you with the mums and hibiscus:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/chrysanthemum/growing-chrysanthemum-flowers.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/how-to-care-for-hibiscus-plants.htm

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Asked by
d warren on
October 12, 2014

Q. Can you keep your mum plants in planters indoors through winter

I have two mums in pots. Can I keep them indoors through the winter months?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
October 13, 2014
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First consideration is whether you have garden mums, or florist mums. The florist mums have less chance of making it, but there's no reason you can't try. With either type, you'll probably want to cut them back and winter in a cool place - usually there's not enough light to keep them flowering, and besides that they'll probably do better with a winter's sleep. Here are a couple of articles you should find informative: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/chrysanthemum/growing-chrysanthemum-flowers.htm
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/rosy-glow-mum/

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