The foliage damage is also caused by spider mites. But, you have to only treat them only when they damage the whole plant’s health.
When you bring flowers inside the house check the sign of spider mites. This will prevent infesting your interior plants. if your plant is suffering from spider mites; learn how to get rid of spider mites quickly.
This plant is also resistant to deers and rabbits. So, if you are frustrated with these animals invading your garden. Zinnias is a good choice.
Here I have answered frequently asked questions. Read this section to know the answers to some queries. If you have different questions ask me in the comment box.
Why are zinnias not blooming?
Some zinnias plants won’t produce many flowers or buds. This is because of either lack of water, too much shade, or improper nutrition. To keep them blooming plant them in the full sun, water when the soil gets dry, and fed them with fertilizer regularly.
Do zinnias come back every year?
No, they are true annual plants that will only live for one season. However, this plant reseeds itself in a mild climate which seems they are growing back. They live until hard frost doesn’t kill them. Or die when they complete their life span that is about one year.
What month do you plant zinnias?
Start planting them 2-3 weeks after frost. This plant doesn’t like cold weather. They thrive quickly and bloom from spring till frost arrives
How do I get my zinnias to bloom more?
To get more bloom you have to: Regularly feed them organic fertilizer like teabags. Use fertilizers that are high in phosphorus. Keep the soil moist. Always water the plant when the soil looks dry. This plant likes full sun. plant them in an area where they get at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. Deadhead them from time to time. Plucking or cutting flowers encourages the production of more flowers.
How to dry Zinnias
You don’t need to dry them, we know they are annual plants and regrow them every year. The best way to do this is by saving the seeds from their bloom. In the frost, the plant starts dying. Just wait till all flowers and leaves get dried or killed. Then collect the center of the dry flowers. This part has seeds of the plant. Use them to regrow them in the growing season.
I hope all your doubts regarding zinnias are solved. If not ask in the comment box now.
Hey! I'm Madhuresh, a passionate content creator, and a Plant lover. I created Shiny Plant to explore and learn about new plants. The purpose is to provide simple and effective Gardening Tips. Hope you'll find this informative.