The Guide to Caring For Your:
Achimenes (Achimenes hybrids)
Watering:Water Achimenes regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. They prefer high humidity, so it's recommended to mist the leaves regularly.
Lighting:Achimenes prefer bright, indirect light and can handle some direct morning or evening sun. Too much direct sun can scorch the leaves. In low light, the plants may not bloom as well.
Humidity:Achimenes prefer high humidity, so it's recommended to mist the leaves regularly. You can also place a tray filled with water near the plant to increase the humidity in the surrounding area.
Feeding:Feed Achimenes with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks while they're actively growing. Stop feeding the plant once it has gone dormant.
Pests & Deficiencies:Achimenes are susceptible to fungal diseases if the soil is too wet, so ensure proper watering. Pests such as aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites can attack Achimenes, so check the plant regularly and treat as needed. Yellowing leaves can indicate a nutrient deficiency, which can be resolved by feeding the plant with a balanced fertilizer.