4 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Paper Flowers: Year-round Blooms and Healthy Leaves

There are 4 misunderstandings that lead to incorrect care for paper flowers, by simply correcting them, you can have continuous blooming all year round.


Why is it difficult for paper flowers to bloom with careful care?

Flower lovers do not understand its growth habits, and there are 4 misunderstandings in the care process that lead to improper care. By simply correcting them, you can have continuous blooming all year round.

1. The bigger the pot, the better

After buying paper flowers, many flower lovers immediately replace them with a large pot, and then take care of them, but the flowers do not bloom much, or there are very few flowers. In reality, paper flowers do not need a large planting pot. On the contrary, the smaller the pot, the fewer roots the plant grows, the more flowers it produces, and the easier the flowers develop and bloom.

Because there is too much soil in the pot, the roots of the plant will grow more, the branches and leaves will grow more densely, and most of the nutrients will be supplied to the branches and leaves, so there will be no nutrients left to produce flowers. Moreover, if the flower pot is too large, the potted soil is not easy to dry after watering, and water accumulation can cause root rot.

2. Adequate humidity and easy cultivation

Many paper flower plants have lush branches and leaves but are not easy to bloom during the flowering period, mainly because they are over-watered and over-fertilized. Only with proper watering and fertilizing, can you make the flowers bloom more.

Paper flowers are suitable for “dry farming”, which means that the planting soil in the pot should be “dry rather than wet”. If excessive water is provided, the plant will grow more branches and leaves, making it difficult for the flower buds to differentiate and bloom.

Keep the plant well-watered when it first starts to sprout new branches and leaves. After the new branches grow, allow them to form flower buds on the branches for blooming.

At this time, water control is needed to promote flower blooming. Every time the potting soil is completely dry and the leaves begin to wilt, water it again to create a sense of crisis for the plant. This will encourage the development of flower buds and promote early blooming.

3. Improper fertilizer application makes it difficult for the plant to bloom

A flower enthusiast asked: Paper flowers planted at home without fertilizer don’t bloom easily, why?

Fertilizer application is also critical. Just because you fertilize the plant doesn’t mean it will grow well and bloom. Fertilizers include nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and compound fertilizers. The development of plants cannot be separated from these three elements. If you only apply one type of fertilizer, it will affect the normal growth and flowering process of the plant.

For example, if you apply too much nitrogen, the plant will have lighter branches and leaves and will not flower. If you apply too much phosphorus and potassium, although it can stimulate branching and flowering, the plant will not grow strong and it will be difficult for it to bloom.

Therefore, it is usually better to apply a small amount of diluted fertilizer or use nitrogen fertilizer as the main fertilizer during the growth period of branches and leaves, and then apply phosphorus and potassium fertilizer before flowering to promote strong plant growth and abundant flowering.

4. Prolonged lack of light affects growth

In order to plant paper flowers, a species that loves sunlight, the house must have sufficient light. This is because the growth and flowering of plants need to be completed under conditions of sufficient photosynthesis. Thin and weak branches and leaves are not easy to produce flowers, in addition to nutrient deficiencies, some are also due to insufficient light.

In general, it is difficult for paper flowers to produce a large number of flowers in an indoor environment with less light. It is best to place them outdoor, where there is sufficient sunlight and more exposure to the sun, which can promote plant growth, development, and flowering.

Even in the summer when the intensity of sunlight is relatively high, just leaving it outdoors for a long time without worrying about the sun, you can shade it a little or not shade it, and there is no need to worry about the sun burning the leaves.

Conditions for paper flowers to bloom abundantly

In the southern region, paper flowers bloom in almost all seasons, which reminds us that the temperature for paper flowers to bloom depends on the temperature, and in general, they can bloom above 16 degrees.

In addition to temperature, light is also very important. Paper flowers are a type of plant that loves light, so they should be placed in a sunny location. It is best to expose them to the sun for more than 4 hours a day to promote rapid flower bud differentiation and color development.

Basically, with the right temperature and sufficient light, paper flowers will bloom obediently. If the plant always has healthy leaves but no flowers, special measures may be needed.

To take care of paper flowers under favorable temperature conditions (above 16 degrees), you can:

1. Spray potassium dihydrogen phosphate

The simplest way is to directly fertilize with phosphorus and potassium to stimulate flowering, and at the same time, spray potassium dihydrogen phosphate on the leaves and stem to help the plant absorb nutrients faster. Apply it every 7-10 days, stop when there are flower buds under the leaves, or dilute it slightly. After taking the fertilizer, close the lid tightly.

2. Water control method

To promote the good growth of paper flowers, ensure that they are not lacking in fertilizer. You can stimulate them by regulating water. Water them less, wait for the leaves to slightly wilt, and then water them. Repeat this process several times, and they will bloom. This method usually takes 20-30 days to take effect. You must control the water source well, but also avoid excessively dry conditions so that the plant does not die of thirst.

3. Pruning method

Some paper flowers have fast-growing stems and leaves, but they do not bloom. You can trim the excessively long branches and remove the messy ones. This not only saves some nutrients but also stimulates flowering. At the same time, it can improve the branches and leaves.

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