Cultivating bell-vine - Everything about location, soil, watering and fertilizing


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The bell vine is a popular and fast growing climber. It can grow up to a few meters with little care.

Cultivating bell-vine - Everything about location, soil, watering and fertilizing

The use of the bell-vine as a climbing plant is particularly suitable if you want to go fast. Within a short time she is growing high.

You do not even have to use a special fertilizer or water 10 times a day. Under the right conditions, the plant simply grows best.

Soil and location for the bell vine

A loose, well-drained and humus-rich soil is ideal. If you work in normal garden or potting soil before planting compost and sand, then the bell vine feels good. It grows well in a fully sunny place, but also arranges itself with a location in the light partial shade. The climber may not flourish as lush as a screen, but it is still ideal.

If you plant the bell in the tub, the container must be big enough and very stable. Good drainage in the bucket is important to prevent waterlogging. The plant remains smaller, it reaches as a container plant a height of up to two meters, while in the ground planted bell vines can be more than four feet high.

At each location, make sure that the space is airy. The many leaves must be able to dry well after the rain, otherwise it can lead to diseases and aberrations.

Planting, watering and fertilizing

If no frost threatens, the plant can go outdoors. Beware of planting dates before mid-May - at temperatures below 5° C, the climber is seriously threatened. Offer the bell vine a climbing frame right from the start. Well suited are bamboo sticks, a trellis or similar. Occasionally, cut fresh shoot tips back and forth, then the plant branches well and quickly forms a dense visual screen. If you want to green a longer trellis or a fence, place several plants side by side with a distance of 30 centimeters. Normally, the tendrils wind themselves around the trellises and cling tightly. If you want to help out, put the corkscrew-like rank drives through the grid.

The sunnier the location, the more water the bell-tree needs. Pour with lime-water or rainwater, preferably in the early morning or evening. Container plants need more water than free-range plants. With a mulch layer around the root you prevent the soil from drying out too quickly.

From May to the high season of flowering in July and August, the bell vine is grateful for economical, but regular fertilizer. Compost, horn shavings or a liquid fertilizer for flowering plants (My recommendation: Compo flowering fertilizer) promote flowering.

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