How to Grow and Care for Heliotropes
Choose a sunny spot for your heliotropes. They prefer full sun but can tolerate light shade
Heliotropes like consistently moist soil. Water them regularly
Use a balanced, all-purpose liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer)
Regularly pinch back the tips of your heliotropes to encourage bushier growth and more flowers.
Pests and Diseases:
Watch for Pests:
Heliotropes can attract aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies.
Protection from Frost:
In cooler climates, heliotropes are often grown as annuals.
– Heliotropes can be grown in containers, which allows you to bring them indoors for winter
Prune for Shape:
– Prune the plant in late winter or early spring to remove any leggy or damaged growth
– Heliotropes can be propagated from cuttings in the spring. Take a 4-6 inch cutting from a healthy plant
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