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Aster set of 2 in 4 inch plastic pot

Aster set of 2 in 4 inch plastic pot

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Aster is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. The name Aster comes from the Ancient Greek word meaning "star", referring to the shape of the flower head. Many species and a variety of hybrids and varieties are popular as garden plants because of their attractive and colorful flowers. The flowers come in shades of blue, pink, purple, or white and are small with five petals. Aster plants are often used for ornamental purposes and are low maintenance.

Benefits of Aster Plant

Ornamental Beauty :

The Aster flowering plant comes in many vibrant shades like white, purple, and pink and will instantly add a pop of color to your home garden.

Attract Pollinators :

The blooms of the Aster plant attract many pollinating insects such as butterflies, bees, and more. Pollination is very important to promote biodiversity.

Low Maintenance :

The flowers are very easy to care for and thrive well in tropical and subtropical countries such as India. However, the plant requires thorough watering and frequent pruning sometimes to help in its healthy growth.

Fragrance :

The flowers of the Aster plants have a pleasant fragrance and create a soothing, calming ambiance.

Care Tips for Aster Plant

 

Watering :

The soil for the Aster plant must be kept moist, especially during the growing season. Water plants consistently, but avoid water-logging.

Light :

The Aster plant loves bright sunlight for at least 6-7 hours a day.

 Placement :

Aster is an outdoor plant. It should be kept in an area receiving bright sunlight. 

 Fertilization :

To fertilize -  Add nitrogen and phosphorus to the Aster Plant to maintain good plant growth. You can also add dry banana peels as they are a rich source of nitrogen. You can also use Vermicompost every 2 weeks.

 Ideal Soil Mix :

Aster plants prefer acidic soil. Use cow dung as part of your soil mix as it will make the soil acidic. The ideal soil mix for this plant should be, Garden soil(35%) + Cocopeat(30%) + Vermicompost (30%) + Neem khali (5%)

 Pruning :

Keep pruning the Aster plant to encourage flower growth and give it more spread. 

 Pest Control :

Aphids, Thrips, and whiteflies are a big problem for the Aster plant. Keep spraying the plant with neem spray every 2 weeks to help with pest control. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Aster Plant

1. What are the common colors of Aster plants?

Aster plants commonly have flowers in shades of blue, pink, lilac, and white.

2. Can I grow Aster indoors?

No, Aster cannot be grown indoors as it needs lots of sunlight and a well-ventilated environment

3. How often should I water my Aster plant?

Check to see if the topmost layer of the soil is completely dry, and water accordingly.

4. Where can I buy Aster plants? 

Head over to Home plants blr, India’s favorite online nursery, and browse from their extensive collection of plants.

5. Can I grow Aster in cold climates?

Aster is an annual plant and thrives with a slight nip in the air. Hence it is a plant of the winter season or winter season flower. 

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