Nasturtium is a climbing vine famous both for its blooms and for the speed with which it develops.
Main facts about Nasturtium
Name – Tropaeolum
Family – Tropaeolaceae
Type – climbing vine
Height – 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – ordinary
Foliage – deciduous
Flowering – May to October
Caring for it is easy and it is guaranteed to produce a great decorative impact!
Planting climbing nasturtium
Climbing nasturtium is usually grown as an annual plant, and are sown directly in the ground in May. Soak seeds beforehand for a whole night and space seeds 12 inches (30 cm) apart. Water lightly.
Pruning climbing nasturtium and care
It doesn’t need any pruning.
As for care, you might need to water a bit if it doesn’t rain for a long time. The vine will bounce back in no time, though, so even if you don’t water it’ll survive.
In fall, when temperatures start dropping, the entire vine starts yellowing. Seeds fall everywhere and will hibernate until the next spring.
At times, you’ll notice caterpillars. These usually come from a white butterfly named Pieris brassicae.
All there is to know about climbing nasturtium
Beautiful climbers, nasturtiums can also be grown in pots like flowing plants.
They are easy to care for and grow and need very little fertilizer. Too much fertilizer would actually reduce blooming.
Smart tip about climbing nasturtium
To hinder the spread of aphids on this vine, plant some lavender nearby for its aphid-repellent properties.
Leaves and orange flowers by edwina_mc under Pixabay license
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