Clematis piilu

How to water the clematis piilu

The clematis piilu is a graceful climbing plant, which develops easily with few precise treatments, able to give a pleasant touch of color in every place where it is placed. Thanks to the very slender and sinuous stem, it is capable of climbing or climbing in any direction or situation, covering walls or pergolas with its vigor. There clematis piilu it always prefers a fresh and humid soil, especially in the period from March to the end of September, with abundant and quite frequent irrigations, especially during the summer. It is advisable to also water by layers, taking care of a wise distribution of water in all the depths of the ground, because the clematis piilu it has a strong root development, a factor to be considered in the irrigation phases.

Cultivation of the clematis piilu

The clematis piilu plant is easy to cultivate, it does not require special care to be able to develop properly. It is a plant that adapts very well to a climate like the Italian one, easily tolerating even temperatures below freezing during the winter, since in the cold season the clatis piilu ceases the vegetative period, blocking its own air development. The preferred cultivation soil of the clematis piilu is rich in nature, of an alkaline and wet tendency: a soft soil with a balanced composition will be used, with adequate processing, having the foresight to guarantee a suitable water drainage. The cultivation of clematis piilu is also possible in pots, repotting the plant every 2 or 3 years, given the strong vegetative growth.

How to fertilize the plant

To ensure a good development and vegetation of the clematis piilu, it is necessary to prepare the ground where the plant will be inserted in the autumn season. We will proceed with a hole of adequate size, about half a meter wide and deep, filling the bottom with excellent organic fertilizer, preferring manure. It is desirable to add a subtle state of a special product to counteract root rot, alternatively the common ash may also be useful. We will continue with a part of common earth, and finally we will place the plant in the ground, respecting the precept of inserting the clematis piilu well deep. During the spring and summer seasons, it is advisable to supplement the normal irrigation water with liquid fertilizer for plants, a procedure to be repeated every two weeks.

Clematis piilu: Diseases and infestations

The attacks carried towards the plant of the clematis piilu are quite rare, although it attracts the attention of some characteristic pests. One of the first, obvious enemies of clematis piilu is the snail, easy to spot, closely followed by aphids, very fond of the plant's buds, to be fought readily with a special pesticide. Last but not least, we note the earwigs, which can disfigure the leaves and petals of the flowers with their work. From the point of view of diseases, clematis piilu fears above all root rot, which in the most drastic cases could also lead to the withering of the plant. Finally, it should also be pointed out the possibility of the onset of white mal (the mold that looks like a whitish powder), which can affect the flowers and leaves. Clematis piilu likes sun exposure, with the exception of the root system, which must remain in a shaded area.