Vinca (Pink) – Plant

Vinca (Pink) – Plant

Abundant blooms and ease of care make vinca an excellent selection if you have little time to tend your garden.

450.00

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Description

Water the vinca only when the surrounding soil becomes completely dry. Apply water from a garden hose directly to the soil surrounding the plants. Do not splash the plants’ foliage. Wet the soil to a depth of 6 inches. Give the plants water only during the morning to allow time for drops of moisture to dry before nightfall.

 Fertilize the plants once a month with a 10-10-10 nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium water-soluble fertilizer. Mix 1 teaspoon of fertilizer with 1 gallon of water, or according to the instructions on the package. Apply the fertilizer in place of a watering.

Clip off the terminal end of the plant’s main stem to encourage lateral branching if the plant becomes tall and leggy. Make the cut 1/8 to 1/4 inch above the second set of leaves using a pair of pruning snips.

Check the plant’s leaves for aphids or mites when you water the plant. Wash off small insect populations with a steady stream of water in the morning. Spray heavily infested plants with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil to eradicate the pests.

Things You Will Need

  • Mulch
  • Trowel or garden fork
  • Garden hose
  • 10-10-10 water soluble fertilizer
  • Pruning snips
  • Insecticidal soap or horticultural oil

Tip

Mix a 1-inch layer of compost into the top 6 inches of soil before planting vinca in the garden.

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