Dianthus means divine flower. Dianthus plants produce vibrant beautiful color flowers and with slight fragrance.
What makes it special:
- The miniature or spray type produces many flowers of smaller size.
- Low maintenance plant.
- Perfect flowering plant for Pot culture.
||Dianthus (Any Color) - Plant
||4 inch (10 cm) Nursery Pot as Inner
||4.5 inch (11 cm) Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (Any Color)
Dianthus is a genus of plants, members of the plant family Caryophyllaceae. Commonly known as carnations, pinks or Sweet Williams, the flowering plants are annuals, biennials or short-lived perennials. The plants, whose narrow leaves range from bright green to silver-gray. Dianthus height varies up to 30 centimeter.
Flower colors range from white to pink and several shades of red, variegated blooms are also cultivated. The small flowers are deeply fragrant.
||7 inch (18 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Dianthus,Cheddar pinks, Clove pinks, Gilly flower pinks, sweet william ,
|Maximum Reachable Height
||up to 30 centimeter
|| Red, pink, red-white, pink-red, white-pink.
Planting and care
At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day. SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch. As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Do not over-water the plant.Apply water preferably in morning or evening.Application of Fertilizer Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. . During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Re-potting When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.DontsDo not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
||Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
||20-27 degree Celsius
|| Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
Dianthus special feature
Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors.
- Dianthus used in the landscape as a border or edge, containers and can be used in flower arrangements