The cleomes are beautiful annuelless that adorn our gardens in the heart of’summer, offering large inflorescences of pink, white or purple.
Also called spider plant, the cleome is part of the same family as the caper.
Name : Cleome spinosa
Family : Capparidacées
Type : Annual
Height 80 cm to 1.5 m depending on varieties
Exposure : Sunlight
Ground : Rich and well drained
Flowering : June to October
Seeding and planting cleome:
The cleome is cultivated in our latitudes as an annual because it is not resistant to temperatures below 6-8 °.
- Put the seeds soak in’water for 24 hours before planting to accelerate the emergence (10 to 15 days)
This will require cleomes sow your seeds every year, in the ground from the month of’April, either just before sowing under shelter for implementation from May.
- So the planting takes place in April in southern areas during May and north of the Loire
- Space the plants 40 to 60 cm to form a solid of’ten seedlings
- The cleome is ideal solid background
- Pinch the seedlings when planting to accelerate the branching
In prior to sowing tray in the month of March-April, so you can transplant seedlings stronger bucket before putting them in the ground when the weather is more conducive to the development of this plant.
- The cleome needs’a rich, well-drained soil
- He loves warm, sunny location
- He fears too windy places that make it bend the stems
Maintenance of cleome:
The cleome supports fairly drought and not afraid disease making it a very easy to pante’maintenance.
Once properly installed in the ground, you just have to’watering only during drought extended.
A Staking rods can s’be necessary if it come to fold.
At Last, Remove spent flowers As in order to stimulate’emergence of new flowers.
The cleome, when’it is grown in a pot, a little afraid the’drying of the earth and must be watered a little more often sparingly.
You can also Stake long stems so they tend to s’sag.
Namely on cleomes:
The cleome originates’South America and’Africa by variety and about 120 species most cultivated in our countries, Cleome spinosa on, also called spider plant.
We like the cleome in its large fragrant flowers in pink, white or purple and green leaves and palmate shape, also very decorative.
Bit rustic, the cleomes n’have little to this inconvenience even if it is easy to grow and may even reseed d’year.
Malignant Council on the cleome:
On the terrace or in the ground, avoid currents’air for cleome because its stems bend and fall easily.