How to grow Mirabilis Jalapa Seeds

Sowing Time: Mirabilis Jalapa seeds can be sown directly into the garden after the last frost date in your area. They prefer warm soil for germination.

Sowing Seeds: Sow seeds directly into the garden soil, spacing them about 30cm. Plant the seeds about 0.5cm deep and cover lightly with soil.

Watering: Water the seeds gently to moisten the soil. Keep the soil consistently moist until germination occurs. Mirabilis Jalapa seeds typically germinate within 7-14 days.

Sunlight: Mirabilis prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.

Maintenance: Once the seedlings have emerged, thin to ensure proper spacing. Provide regular watering, especially during dry periods. Mulching around the plants can help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

Blooming: With proper care, Mirabilis jalapa plants will begin to bloom in about 8-10 weeks after sowing seeds. The flowers typically open in the late afternoon and remain open until the next morning, giving them their name "Four O'Clocks." Enjoy the colorful and fragrant blooms throughout the summer and fall.

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