Description For Balsam Mix Seeds
How to grow Balsam from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: Balsam plants bear Camellia like double or single flowers with varying colors such as rose, pink, scarlet, red violet, salmon pink, purplish red, lilac, blue, mauve, white etc.
Balsam is best suited for growing in flower beds, pots, paths and borders.
Botanical Name: Impatiens balsamina.
The name is derived from the latin word impatience, an allusion to the behaviour of the fruits which, when ripe, burst open on a slight pressure, scattering seeds.
Common Name: Balsam
Plant Origin: Asia
Propagation Method: Seed sowing and transplantation
Flowering/ Growing Season: Summer and Rainy season
Sunlight Requirement: Full sunlight (6-8 hours) or partial sunlight (3-4 hours)
Plant Height: 30-60 cm
Growing Method of Balsam Plant:
Planting Distance: When the plants are allowed to grow bushy, space them wide. Overcrowded plants do not produce good blooms. For pot culture, grow a single plant in 25 cm pot.
Watering: Plenty of watering during growth stage is required. Soil should stay moist all the time with flood irrigation once a week. In dry conditions, leaves wither and drop off.
Feeding: Heavy dose of manure is needed at the time of planting. Balsam is a gross feeder and should be given liquid fertilizers once a week.
Plant care: Balsam is affected by powdery mildew throughout the year. The presence of fungal infection can be detected by greyish-white spots or patches covered with powdery mass. Spray appropriate fungicides like Uthane or Bavistin immediately after spotting infection.
Bloom time: Flowers start appearing 60 days after sowing and blooming period lasts for about 15-20 days.
Pinching & Pruning: Allow three shoots to grow on each plant. For large blooms, remove all the side shoots, keep only a single stem. Remove the lower leaves that cover the blooms too.
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||30 cm x 30 cm|
|Germination Time||Germination will take place in 6 - 8 days from sowing.|
|Fertilizer||Chemicals: Suphala or Urea - 5 g Per Plant. Organic: Neemcake or Vermicompost - 10 g Per Plant.|
|Season of Sowing||April to August|
|Product Weight||Under 10 g to 25 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|