Dianthus usually comes in a number of varieties and produce fragrant with notched petals.They popularly appear in pink, purple and white. Best grown in spring making your garden/balcony pleasant and eye-catching. When it comes to growing them it's easy just need to take care and here we are to guide.Dianthus is a hardy perennial plant that is colorful, drought resistance and bloom in the first year. The genus Dianthus contains about 300 species, but only a rather small number warrant the attention of home gardeners.
For you, to start of planting you got to get organic dianthus seeds of the variety you want to grow in your garden or in containers/pots. Buy dianthus flower seeds India online from the trusted company, Sow seeds about 1-2 inches deep and 6-10 inches apart filled in with rich and well-drained soil cover the seeds with the soil of about 2 layers then drop water once you sow seeds making the beds moist not wet and make sure the seeds don’t wash out. When the plant is about 2-3 inches in height you can remove it from seedling tray to larger container/pots or on land.
Transplanting the plant once it reaches to about 2-3 inches in height. While transplanting place the root heads underground/into the potting mix, cover the root heads and press gently around so the plant stands steady. Water regularly in the process of growth.
Plant Type: Dianthus flowers are annual; some species are biennial
Light: Full sun, although several varieties, such as Dianthus deltoides, do well in partial shade.
Water: When it comes to watering Dianthus flowers, keep the soil evenly moist. Do not overwater or allow the potting soil to dry out.
Here are steps to be followed to grow the flowering plant at home :
1. Purchase a species of dianthus seeds which is black in color and has 2mm size. Maintain the soil pH level around 6.75.
2. Choose a decent size pot. Maintain ideal temperature: 15-21°C (60-70°F). It requires cool weather, slightly alkaline soil & full sun exposure.
3. Plant the seeds about 1/8 inch deep and 12 to 18 inches apart. Place soil over the seeds & water regularly until germination.
4. It takes 7-10 days for germination. Do not mulch around them.
5. You can see flowers growing after 8 to 10 weeks. The plant grows up-to 5-7 inches tall. Can decorate the plant indoor.
Water twice a day in summer, winter once in two days and in the case of rain watering preferably not required well it depends on the plant, never let it dry up so while watering make sure you don't pour water through pipes which may wash the plant/seed off be gentle say you can water using water cans. Regular watering during the process of growth is a must. Use a layer of compost and fertilizer every spring. Too rich soil, overwatering and excess fertilizer can lead to less flowering. Eliminate any dead or faded once as it will affect the rest. Pull out the bent stems. Cut off the stem once the plant is done with first bloom as they re-grow. You can collect the seeds as and when flowers dry up for next level of growth.