Ever Green Plant/ The Flowering Sada Phuli/ Periwinkle Plant not Flowering?
|The Pink Flowers of Periwinkle Plant|
We had grown pink, red, maroon, white shaded with magenta and of course the one in the photograph is the deep magenta colour that looks very attractive from far away also and is the focal point in the garden. The sada phuli plants do not require any special care and the best part is they can grow in full sunlight ad dbloom profusely. The whole vinca rose plant is always laden with flowers hence people often term it as sada bahar or sada phuli, which means in hindi to be every green and always flowering.
Sada Phuli care and tips for flowering- Though the plant looks an easy grower and we often see the plants growing even in nooks and corners of walls and on the ground where the seeds may have been transferred by wind, the plant when grown in containers does need some care to always be in bloom. I had a friend who had this plant that would not bloom ever! Few tips for flowering of the sada phuli if your plant is stubborn and does not give any blooms!!!, sunlight, full direct sunlight for at least some part of the day. Water carefully when the plant is grown in plastic container as the roots will rot if the water is not drained properly.
Trim the flowering ends when the blooms have fallen to encourage more blooms and healthy growth. It would be best to keep trimming after few months when the plant grows into any direction to give it proper shape and encourage healthy growth. You can also add few balls of fertilizer available at your local nursery if your plant is not giving any blooms, though this a rare case!
Do not over water your plant as the mud will become soggy and the plant will not take root. Touch your plant and see whether the plant has rooted well, in most cases the plant comes out loose and hence the dull looking growth and no blooms. The plant will take care of itself by multiplying by its own seeds and you will see many small sada phuli plants coming out from all directions and all neighbouring pots..
In case all efforts for making the plant bloom seem futile maybe the plant is non fertile, just get another one!