Phlox nocturno, flores nocturnas, Zaluzianskya ovata

Nocturnal Phlox: Characteristics, care and reproduction

Hello, the star flower of this article, we discovered it in the article of Nocturnal flowers, because it is one of these beautiful flowers that prefers the night to open, I am talking about the Nocturnal Phlox.

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Nocturnal phlox, nocturnal flowers, Zaluzianskya ovata

The scientific name for nocturnal Phlox is Zaluzianskya ovata and it belongs to a family of more than 120 species called Polemoniaceae. This family of plants are generally native to temperate zones in North America and some in Northeast Asia. However, nocturnal Phlox is native to South Africa. It has, like most nocturnal flowers, an exquisite aroma, which is why it is also known as Midnight Candy.

The colors of the flowers of the nocturnal Phlox can vary: they exist in white, purple and some in red. The scent of these beautiful flowers in summer attracts butterflies and bees to your garden. This plant reaches between 30 and 40 centimeters in height.

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The nocturnal Phlox reproduces from its seeds, which germinate after 7 or 14 days, preferably you should sow them in spring or summer, when temperatures exceed 20 degrees in a seedbed.

Then you must transplant it, planting them in a sunny and well-drained place so that their growth is optimal, and water them regularly. Pruning is done in the spring, before it starts to sprout, or in the hottest part of the summer, when it is most abundant.

Plagues and diseases

This plant is attacked by various pests, including the red spider, nematodes, snails and slugs. The nocturnal Phlox suffers from some diseases such as: leaf spots, caused by a great variety of fungi and stem rot, if the soil is not drained and you water it too much. You can learn how to eradicate these pests by following the links for each one.

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