Sunlight for Cosmos Plants
Sunlight is an essential requirement for the growth and nourishment of cosmos plants. They bloom well in areas receiving full sunlight.
Find some poor soil for Cosmos plants
Cosmos plants do not require any specific fertilizing as they prefer poor quality soil. So you would not find it difficult to find right soil for your cosmos plants. However, you can feed your plants occasionally with organic fertilizer tea bags as they do not contain chemicals and are power pack of the nutrients that most of the plants love.
Cosmos are one among the known drought resistant plants and therefore do not require frequent watering. During rainy seasons, the cosmos plants do not require watering at all. However, if the soil around the plants dries out or they haven’t received rainfall several weeks, water them thoroughly. Morning and evening are the suitable timings to water your cosmos plants.
Monitor your Cosmos Plants
Any sudden and unfortunate insects’ attack can ruin your cosmos plants. Stem canker, Powdery mildew, Gray mold, and Aphids etc are the insects that do not miss any opportunity to find their way to cosmos plants. Inspect your plants on daily or at least weekly basis to keep an eye on insects or other diseases. Water-soap mixture is a simple remedy to do away with the mentioned insects.
Prune your Cosmos Plants
Prune your cosmos plants properly to maintain their desired shape. Use pruning shears sharp or pair of scissors to trim the dried and faded flowers down to about 18 inches once the flowering season is over. This simply activity supports cosmos plants’ second blooming cycle.