Steps on how to grow Angelica plant



This plant known as Angelica plant is a biennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Umbelliferae family. Angelica plant average height is about 100-120 cm. Angelica plant stems are branched, hairless, they are quite sturdy and with streaks of dark red. The flowers of this plant are light yellow gathered in umbels and they appear on the tops of the stems.



Steps on how to grow Angelica

The propagation and planting: Angelica can be propagated by division or from seeds. The seeds can be sow in early spring indoors. The seeds will germinate in three to four weeks, the germination rate is low. Also sowing the seeds in late summer and fall is possible. Planting it in pots is also possible.

The location: Angelica plant does well in full sun. Although the plant exposure to sun depends more on the climate. In warmer zones growing this plant in full sun is not required there it tolerates semi-shaded exposure, sheltered from winds. Angelica plant is resistant to low temperatures, the plant can adapt to the harsh winters too.

The soil requirement:  Angelica plant grows in almost all types of soil. Angelica plant has a deep root so it really prefers deep soil that is well-drained, also light and rich in organic matter and moist. Also the ideal soil pH level for growing angelica plant is slightly acidic.

The watering of plant: The angelica plant does not actually tolerate drought, the angelica plant requires constant moist soil and cool temperature. Try as much as possible to water the plant regularly. To actually retain moisture, you can mulch the angelica plant, this will limit the evaporation of water.

Fertilizer application: You can fertilize the angelica plant once a month with 10-10-10 fertilizer. Also the base of the plant can be dress with compost, this will serve both as mulch and slow release fertilizer.

Pest and diseases control: This plant is not much susceptible to pests and diseases. Although angelica plants are affected by aphids. Make sure you keep an eye on them and if they actually colonize the plant you can use appropriate organic pesticide to get rid of them.

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