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How To Grow & Care For Phlox

by aditya abhishek


Phlox is a genus of around 67 species of flowering plants that are native to North America. They can be annual or perennial. The flower colour can be blue, violet, pink, red, or white.


You can grow this flowering plant in tropical to sub-tropical climates. The average temperature ranging from 20 to 24 degrees Celsius is suitable for the Phlox plant. 

Soil & Potting Mix

Well-draining, moist soil is suitable for growing Phlox. Prepare potting mix with 40% soil + 40% organic manure + 20% cocopeat + 1 tablespoon bonemeal. 


Bright direct ti indirect sunlight for at least 6 hours daily is essential for good growth of phlox. Avoid keeping them in low light. 


They cannot withstand drought, hence you should keep the soil moist but avoid waterlogging. Apply water when top layer of soil seems dry. 


Phlox are not heavy feeders. Therefore, with the onset of the spring season, add one to two handfuls of dung manure and 1 tablespoon of bonemeal.


You can start propagating phlox by taking root cuttings in winter or shoot cuttings of 15 centimeters in the spring season. 

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