Mexican petunia can grow in different types of soil, but they preferred to be planted in well-drained, fertile soil. They grow and spread quickly in marshy soil, the soil which is found near lakes and rivers.
Then it comes about pH level, they can grow in alkaline soil type but most preferably in neutral or slightly acidic soil.
Temperature and humidity
If you live in a cold region then you may not be able to enjoy their beauty.
These flowers do not thrive in cold or low-temperature climates but can grow in summer and behave like annual plants.
Grow best in dry or desert conditions but may also grow in humid climates.
Pruning encourages more bloom since new flowers grow every day. You can pluck flowers that get wilt.
Mexican petunias produce flowers in the morning which get dry till evening, this is a continuous cycle. Pluck wilted flowers, so that new buds can grow.
They do not grow much taller, just 3-4 feet high. So you do not need any ladder to prune them.
Mexican petunias are very invasive, if you have planted them in the garden you have to monitor them occasionally, else they can cover the whole garden.
You can control their growth by pruning, if you want to get rid of or remove small unwanted successors then just pull them out from the soil.
It is not mandatory to add fertilizer in Mexican petunia plants, generally, they are self-grown and do not need any supplement. However, you may feed them with fertilizer in growing months.
You can use a garden rake to mix in fertilizer of choice into the top two inches of the soil of surrounding plants.
If you are planting Mexican petunia for the first time, you can add organic compost or manure to the soil. This will help to boost the plant’s growth and produce a lot of flowers.
When to transplant
If you have planted in pots they may need to be repotted more frequently than other plants. As they are fast-growing shrubs. They grow well as long as planted in sunnier spots.
How to winterize Mexican Petunia
Overwintering Mexican petunia is very easy, though they are perennial plants they do not produce flowers in the winter and like to go dormant.
If you have planted it in the pot, you can simply winterize them by Snipping off its leaves and cutting branches.
After Pruning, Placing the pot in a dark room or where light is less. On some days they will go dormant, do not water in this dormant period. It might feel like they die, but it will come back in the next growing season.
Bring pot out in the early spring, when there is no threat of frost. Mexican petunia will start growing normally with regular care in a few weeks.
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