Care Instructions Carnation

Carnation

Carnation, botanical name of Dianthus caryophyllus, is a freely-blooming perennial plant usually grown as an annual.

Carnation plants Lighting:

Bright, indirect light or direct sunlight, but shade from midday sun. Can be grown outdoors in a partially shaded area.


Temperature:

Cool house temperatures: maximum temperature is 85ºF. Ideal temperatures are 50ºF to 65ºF for prolonging the blooming period. During times of warmer temperatures, give extra humidity by frequent misting or by placing the pot on a tray of moist pebbles. Provide fresh air on hot days.


Watering:

Water plentifully to keep the soil evenly moist, never allowing it to dry out completely. Do not allow plants to sit in water.


Growing Tips:

Keep away from high temperatures which can cause flower bud failure. Pinch off spent blossoms to encourage blooming. Feed monthly with a flowering houseplant fertilizer from March through September.


Note: Plant material such as this product should not be eaten. While most plants are harmless, some contain toxins.