How to water the cocktail rose
It is good to proceed with great caution during the wetting process of the Rosa Cocktail, absolutely trying not to exceed it in order to avoid the formation of mold or fungi that could damage the plant and lead it to death. Generally it is watered once or twice a week and it is good to wet the Rosa Cocktail early in the morning. It is also good to avoid over-irrigating the plant to avoid the formation of water stagnation. These stagnations are the primary cause of the submergence and asphyxiation of the roots which lead to the consequent root rot, one of the primary causes of death of the Rosa Cocktail. As for the type of water to be used in wetting, the plant does not present any particular needs. Rosa Cocktail can also be irrigated using the drip method.
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Regarding the exposure of the Rosa Cocktail it is good to vary according to the type of flowering that the plant has. If the flowers have more subdued colors, a partial shade exposure is recommended, while for those plants with flowers with more marked colors, a sunny exposure is also sufficient. Rosa Cocktail is a plant that can tolerate different types of climates, both very cold and hot and muggy, even if the ideal environment is that of a mild temperature. As for the pruning process, it is recommended to proceed between January and February using carefully cleaned tools in order to avoid the formation of infections. Pruning the Rosa Cocktail allows for more abundant flowering later and is therefore highly recommended.
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How to fertilize the plant
To correctly fertilize the Rosa cocktail it is good to proceed when you notice the appearance of the first buds and after flowering. The most recommended fertilizer must be composed of the three basic chemicals: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. It must be supplied in solid form so that the soil can absorb it slowly. Generally the amount of fertilizer to be supplied is one or two grams per liter of soil. As for the type of soil recommended for Rosa Cocktail, it is good that it is fresh, calcareous, fertile, with a medium mixture and well draining in such a way as to avoid as much as possible the formation of water stagnations that are dangerous for the plant. It is possible to add substances such as peat or humus to the soil or even manure, being careful not to exceed it so as not to burn the soil.
Rosa cocktail: Diseases and cures
Rosa Cocktail is a rather delicate plant and can be attacked by different types of parasites and insects. Among these, it is possible that it is infested with aphids or plant lice. These parasites must be countered by the use of special insecticides. In addition, the Rosa Cocktail can also be infested by cochineal which manifests itself in the form of white and floury spots. It is possible to cure our Rosa Cocktail through the use of cotton balls soaked in alcohol and, if the infestation had spread widely, also through the use of insecticides. This plant is also very afraid of water stagnation caused by excessive wetting when the soil is still damp. Stagnation leads to root rot, one of the main causes of plant death.