When caring for jacarandas, please note the following:
- Soil: Jacaranda prefers fertile, moist, sandy loam or loam soils, which help maintain proper moisture and nutrients.
- Temperature: The suitable growing temperature for jacarandas is 22-30°C, and the temperature in winter should not be lower than 15°C.
- Watering: When the surface of the soil appears white or dry, do a thorough deep watering.
- Fertilization: Apply enough basal fertilizer at the time of planting, then top dressing once in spring and once in autumn.
- Propagation: Jacaranda can be soil-cultured, and propagation methods include seed seeding, cuttings, and tissue culture.
- Pruning: Pruning is done once a year in early spring, and aging plants need to be re-pruned.
Jacaranda can be attacked by some common pests and diseases during cultivation. Here are some common jacaranda pests and diseases:
- Aphids: Aphids are one of the most common pests of jacarandas, and they feed on plant sap, causing the leaves to turn yellow, curl, and shrivel. It can be controlled with a suitable insect spray.
- Powdery mildew: Powdery mildew is a disease caused by a fungus that forms white, powdery spots on the leaves of jacarandas. It can be controlled with a suitable fungicide.