Name: Garden Balsam

Light: Dappled sunlight for 6-4 hours under a shade net

Water: In moderation, with enough water to retain moisture in soil.

Soil: Use coco peat and black soil to ensure moisture retention

Potential problems: Relatively problem-free, but susceptible to a fungal disease known as Downy Mildew.

General Information: Garden Balsams grow best in soil that is slightly acidic. However, typical Maldivian soil has a neutral pH, or is slightly alkaline. The plant is harder to grow in white soil which contains fewer natural fertilisers. Regularly fertilise the soil to encourage flowering, and produce more vibrant flowers.

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