Calibrachoa: How to Plant, Grow and Care

Unveil the charm of Calibrachoa, a flowering annual known for its bell-shaped flowers and bright green foliage.

Introduction to Calibrachoa

With a trailing habit, Calibrachoa grows to about 10 inches tall, expanding in width even after reaching its maximum height.

Calibrachoa's Growth

Native to South America, Mexico, and five southwestern US states, these plants grow into a carpet-like appearance in their natural habitats.

Calibrachoa's Origin

Best planted in late spring, Calibrachoa thrives in fertile, well-draining soil with a low pH. Ideal for patio planters and hanging baskets.

Planting Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa loves full sun and requires frequent watering but doesn't like its soil to stay moist for long. Regular fertilizing helps prevent iron deficiency.

Caring for Calibrachoa

While relatively issue-free, Calibrachoa can fall victim to pests like aphids and fungus gnats, and diseases like root rot and botrytis blight.

Pests and Diseases

With countless varieties available, Calibrachoa offers a diverse range of colors and patterns, making it a vibrant addition to any garden.

Varieties of Calibrachoa

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