How to grow and care for Statice plant



From my own little experience the Statice flowers are long-lasting annuals with sturdy stems and compact, and it has colorful blooms that are deer resistant. Actually Statice plant complements many full sun flower beds and gardens. The history of this plant shows it was once prized as a late-summer addition to bouquets, although the new hybridized versions make it available now for longer use. The use of this plant as cut flowers is highly desirable.

Furthermore, the statice plant is also called sea lavender, using the plant in cut flower arrangements seems to signify fond memories in many people. Statice cut flowers are actually long lasting in the vase, whether dried or fresh. If you are growing statice as cut flowers for fresh bouquets, both foliage and protrusions must be stripped from the lower stems to provide more longevity. Statice cut flowers also look attractive in dried arrangements, and the cut plants can also be hung upside down in bunches and placed in a dark location with cool temperatures for drying.


How to grow Statice Plants
You can start the statice flowers seeds indoors, 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost date. The plant care may involve a hardening off period in cold temperatures when the plants are 3 to 8 weeks old, providing a more productive plant with earlier blooms. Actually blooms develop in mid to late summer. According to the history of this flower the bluish purple color has long been the most popular when using the plant as cut flowers. Nevertheless, cultivars of statice plant are now found in pinks, whites, violet, yellows and orange colors.  

How to care for Statice Plant
The plant care is minimal once the statice plant is established. Once the statice plant is planted outside, the statice plant needs only occasional watering and pinching back as needed. You can grow statice plant to brighten your garden and your indoor displays.

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