The pretty littleof the leadwort will last for months on end. The are oval and a rich green colour. Long shoots may need some support. The plant is excellent for use in tubs.
- Growing season 10-2 °C (50-70 °F)
- Minimum winter 4 °C (39 °F)
Soil: A soil-less.
Where to: In summer the plant can be stood out of doors. In winter a light, frost-free, cool spot will suit it.
Watering requirements: Keep soil moist. There are norequirements.
General care: The plant will flower for some months on end. Feed with very diluted liquid weekly. Remove faded blooms.
Rest: In late September, transfer the plant to a cool, well-lit winter. Reduce to keep soil just moist. The site must be frost-free. In spring, re-pot and as growth starts slowly increase water.
When it looks sick:
- Yellowish foliage which looks dull and anaemic : Almost certainly the result of damage caused by over-watering. Allow the soil to dry and reduce the amount of water given.
- Excessive production and fewer flowers : Overfeeding. Be sparing with .