Lightning plants, aside from being effective in attracting insects to their habitat, is one of the most cost-effective ways to introduce a verdant flora into your back yard. This plant has an air of mystery surrounding it, as it is known for “sparking lightning.” While some people say that this species has become extinct, they are often found growing in areas where lightning has struck recently.
Lightning plants grow in a variety of landscapes and are best suited for hardy lawns or other soils which do not hold water very well. It will also grow well on a concrete slab with patience and determination. If you desire to add to the aesthetic beauty of this plant, one great method is to set it in a shady area near a south-facing window.
Lightning plants prefer a nice, well-drained soil. They prefer moist soil, so the roots do not over-wet, and sometimes, they can even get mold growing on them if they over-wet the soil. When watering, water the roots about once per week. Do not over-water this type of plant, and do not water it during the summer months.
Blue Kings and Bignonia are two other types of varieties that have been successfully introduced to their new environment. It is known that they should be planted several inches apart to create a nice arrangement. However, this is not as important as the spacing between the bulbs for lighting and how the area of each bulb is designated.
Birds love these plants because of the full sunlight it offers. Also, there is a lot of color because of the blooms they attract.
When planting the bulbs, only plant the ones you intend to light up. Otherwise, you may end up with a big mess in your yard. After the bulbs are planted, do not water them until the rainy season starts.
After the rain starts, you can simply water them with a sprinkler. Turn the sprinkler off the moment the drizzle stops. You should also have a mister nearby to handle the moss that grows on the bulbs when they do not absorb the moisture very quickly.
The mosses grow well on both species of Ligusticum, although the one that is dark in color tends to be more suited to growing with the species. These plants can survive in areas where the soil is too dry and has not been watered in months. So, they can be found in arid areas.
Make sure you have the proper area in which to grow your blue plants. It can start to take over your whole yard if you start adding them all over. While some species are suitable for garden beds, some others require enough space for them to spread out.
Lighting your blue plants will help them to bloom, but there are many other ways to attract insects. A single thunderstorm can provide enough noise for many insects to get attracted to your blue bulbs.
The purple species is usually planted near other species to protect the newly established plants from predators. They can also provide a more efficient insect control with the chrysomelas being orange, and the others are green.
So, next time you are trying to decide what species of lightning plants to grow, take a look at the others around your yard. You may find they are a better fit than you first thought.