Description for Balsam single
The balsam plant has a soft, fleshy stem; and spirally arranged long pointed leaves.
Planting and care
Propagate by seed - Balsam is a prolific self-sower. After one season of growth, it generally reappears from self-sown seeds the next year. After frost has passed, scatter seeds where desired, or sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost.
Do not cover the seeds with soil, as they need light to germinate. Until the seeds germinate, cover the seed trays with clear plastic to maintain high humidity. Water from below to prevent damping off.
Germination temperature: 65 F to 70 F
Days to emergence: 7 to 14
Caring for Balsam single
- Watering should be done when Soil feels dry.
Summer to fall
Typical uses of Balsam single
Special features: Discovered in South East Asia, Balsam is an old-fashioned annual that produces single or double flowers in the leaf axils along the main stem of the plant from summer to early autumn. A great bedding annual plant.
Culinary use: Leaves and young shoots - cooked.
Ornamental use: Balsam plant is used as a hedge plant.
Medicinal use: NA
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