How to care for calibrachoa Million Bells

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How to care for calibrachoa Million Bells
Calibrachoa works well in hanging baskets. (hamikus/iStock/Getty Images)

Calibrachoa, more commonly known as "Million Bells," are a continually blooming flower that gardeners often use to edge borders. They can also be planted in hanging baskets and patio containers to add a sense of flare and colour to your porch. This flowering bloom comes in a variety of colours and has been known to blossom even during winter months in the warmer regions.

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    Monitor the soil pH in the area you have your Calibrachoa planted. Calibrachoa thrive in acidic soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6. If after testing your soil's pH, you discover it's not acidic enough, consider adding a layer of organic mulch to raise the acidity.

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    Make sure they are planted in full-to-partial sun and in soil that drains well. Calibrachoa love the heat and do well in full-sun garden spots.

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    Water Calibrachoa regularly to keep the soil moist. You don't want the soil to get dry between watering, so actively test the soil, especially during hot, humid days and long periods of drought.

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    Remove dead plant material promptly to prohibit full plant decay. You can pinch off dead leaves and twigs by hand.

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    Control pests, like caterpillars and beetles, from attacking and feasting on the foliage of your Calibrachoa by spritzing with an organic pest-control agent.

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    Keep the leaves dry to avoid cultivating fungus that could infiltrate and destroy your plant.

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