Do you have a green thumb ? Do you spend more time in the garden, outside, inside ? In this case, we are sure that you are very enthusiastic about the idea as the spring comes ! There are so many wonderful things that you can do in the garden in march. But if you don’t have a garden, you can also take advantage of the warm weather and sunny ! You have a balcony ? You have a nice big window ? If this is the case, this article is for you ! Plant different flowers like hyacinth and orchid Dracula Simia in a pot is simply awesome and pretty easy ! If you love plants and especially the lilac, but you do not know where to start, take this as a clear sign ! Here’s how to care for a lilac in a pot !
Lilac in pot for the balcony : conditions, maintenance and watering
There are many varieties of lilac. To be more precise, there are approximately 28 crosses of this beautiful plant. However, its purple color bold can be quite daunting if you do not have experience in gardening. In general, the beautiful plants seem to be a lot of work and it is often the case. However, the lilac can be maintained without the problems if you follow the instructions properly. In addition, in the event that you decide to take care of a lilac, you’ll not only beautiful flowers, but also an ingredient for delicious desserts ! And now it’s gone !
How to plant a lilac in a pot ?
The lilac in pot-needs a lot of space for its roots. In fact, it grows well where it can stretch its roots and become a plant more. We recommend that you opt for a container as large as possible – not less than 30 cm deep and 60 cm wide. Moreover, the larger pots allow you to better isolate the roots of the heat or the extreme cold. It also helps protect the roots from exposure to fire or excessive cold. And the larger the pot, the greater the lilac need to be watered less often ! It is also important to avoid containers black color, as they can attract a heat useless on the lilac and thus damage it.
What you need to know, is that the lilac thrive in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to alkaline (with a pH near 7.0). In fact, the lilac does not tolerate acid soils ! For a good maintenance, you will have to look for a soil base or alkaline soil. Moreover, most of the soils commercial contain peat moss, which makes the soil more or less acid. In case your soil is in poor condition, it is essential to add compost to enrich it. In fact, you can easily make compost yourself !
Watering : frequency
And how to water the lilac ? After having stuffed your lilac, water it, and keep it moist enough. It is important to water the lilac each time that the earth dries up to a centimeter below the surface ! More concretely, the leaves will begin to fall or fold if the plant is too dry… excessive watering should be avoided at all costs, because it could kill the plant very simply by rotting roots and drowning.
Placement of the plant
It is very important to take good care of the plants of lilac in a pot. Place it near a wind so that it can receive at least 5-6 hours of full sun per day. Do not forget to keep it relatively humid. Water whenever the soil dries out up to an inch under the surface. If the roots are limited, the plants do not bloom not and will not have a good growth. Therefore, it is essential to cut off the roots when they exceed the size of the pot !