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The Ageratum houstonianum is also known as Ageratum blue horizon or the floss flower plant. It is a small and beautiful flowering plant which can grow up to a maximum height of 24 inches. The plant is widely grown because of its ornamental features.

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Buy Ageratum houstonianum (Ageratum blue horizon) + Basic care, Size, Lighting, Fertilizing, Soil, Watering and Benefits. Info

The Ageratum houstonianum is famously known as the Ageratum blue horizon or the floss flower plant. It hails from the Ageratum family, the plant family which consists of flowering shrubs.

The Ageratum houstonianum is widely cultivated in Central America and adjacent parts of Mexico. It is a native of Central America.

The plant produces attractive blue flower heads. Therefore, it is widely grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.

BASIC CARE

Ageratum houstonianum is basically a low maintenance plant which grows well the basic care is provided.

Make sure the plant is grown in a soil that always remains moist.

SIZE

The Ageratum houstonianum can grow up to a maximum height of 60 centimetres or 24 inches.

LIGHTING

For proper growth, the Ageratum houstonianum should be exposed to full sun or direct sunlight.

The plant is considered to grow well when it is placed in a garden or balcony that receives partial shade.

WATERING

The Ageratum houstonianum prefers moderate watering.

Overhead watering should never be supplied to the plant.

The plant requires consistent moisture during the growing season.

FERTILIZERS

The Ageratum houstonianum requires a moderate supply of fertilizers.

The flowering shrub should be supplied with 100 – 150 ppm nitrogen once in a week.

SOIL

In order to obtain best results, plant the Ageratum houstonianum in thewell-drained and fertile soil. The plant grows well in sandy, chalk, clay or loamy soil.

The soil pH can be acidic, neutral or alkaline.

PRUNING

The plant should be carefully pruned occasionally to maintain its proper shape.

The proper period for pruning the Ageratum houstonianum is during the onset of spring or late fall. The pruning of the plant enables vigorous growth.

PEST CONTROL

The Ageratum houstonianum is often affected by powdery mildew or Gray mould. This problem can be resolved by spraying insecticidal soap.

BENEFITS

The Ageratum houstonianum is used as an ornamental plant.

It is considered as an excellent choice for beds, borders, edgings, mass plantings, rock gardens and ground cover.

The taller varieties are considered as a good choice for cut flowers.




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