These plants thrive in full sun, so choose a spot that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Ensure the soil is well-drained.
Amend the soil with organic matter like compost to improve its fertility and drainage. Cleome prefers slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.
Press the seeds gently into the soil, as they require light to germinate. Space the seeds 12-18 inches apart to allow for proper growth.
Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Apply a layer of organic mulch around the plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
Fertilize Cleome plants every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can promote foliage growth over flowering.
Monitor Cleome plants for pests like aphids and spider mites. Use organic insecticidal soap or neem oil to control infestations.
Sit back and enjoy the vibrant and beautiful Cleome blooms. These flowers attract pollinators and add color to your garden.