Million Bells Flowers

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  1. how do you propagate million bells
  2. My Calibrachoa lost all of its flowers
  3. Separating Million Bells
  4. Budworm infestation
  5. Something is eating million bells hanging plant
Asked by pitsy on March 20, 2012
How Do You Propagate Million Bells

How do you propagate million bells?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Since the seeds are normally sterile, the plant is usually propagated only through cuttings. This article should help with getting them to root: http://www.ehow.com/how_7771524_root-million-bells.html

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Asked by cynthialinn1 on June 30, 2012
My Calibrachoa Lost All of Its Flowers

My Calibrachoa lost all of its flowers and has not produced and new ones. The plant is healthy, but no signs of new flowers.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

To improve blooming, you might want to add some phosphorus to the soil. Bone meal is a good source for this, or use a fertilizer that has a higher phosphorus ratio.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 25, 2014
Separating Million Bells

I bought 4 containers of million bells – 2 orange and 2 yellow. The area I am growing them in is a little small. Can I separate the plants before planting to make them smaller to fit my space? Or will this kill the plant?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

As long as you can ensure that each division has adequate roots, then it should be fine to divide the plant.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 14, 2015
Budworm Infestation

I have been growing calibrachoa hybrids (Million Bells) in flower pots for years with no problems whatsoever. I had twelve pots full of the most lush, beautiful blooms this year until budworms! I went to war on them but to no avail and am furious. I want to replant but first need to arm myself properly to fend off these pests. I assume it is necessary to replace all the potting soil but what is the most effective weapon as far as a pesticide, etc?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This article should help, though it's directed to roses it would still apply to your situation as well: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/budworms-roses.htm

Yes replace the soil. You may even want to sterilize it. This article will help with that: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/sterilizing-soil.htm

Since they like to overwinter in pots, one of the best ways to prevent these little buggers is by replacing and repotting the soil BEFORE overwintering your plants. This way if there are any pupa in the soil, you will be getting rid of them and your plants will then be growing in good, clean pest-free soil.

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Asked by Anonymous on August 2, 2017
Something Is Eating Million Bells Hanging Plant

My million bells hanging plant has something eating either the whole bloom or parts of it, some blooms have big holes in them. I don’t see any bugs. What is a natural spray to use to get rid of these?

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nikki-phipps
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Neem Oil is a good organic choice to treat most sucking pests on plants. Neem Oil is safe for people, pets and bees!

Here is a link with more information: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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