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Black Taros sun or shade

Posted by ihrtdahlias Bremerton (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 19, 10 at 0:36

Hello, I bought 2 Black Taros today and put them in pots on my deck in almost full sun. The nursery said they should be Ok if I keep them watered. Does anyone have any tips on these beautiful plants. Do I fertilize and with what?
Thank You, KayC

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RE: Black Taros sun or shade

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 19, 10 at 12:17

Grown on terraces like rice paddies in full sun in Hawaii. Sold here as an aquatic. So: the more sun and warmth the better, with plenty of moisture. Will have to be overwintered indoors.

RE: Black Taros sun or shade

watch for spider mites when you overwinter them indoors. They seem to be beloved by them.

RE: Black Taros sun or shade

Thank you for the replys, is there anything I can do to prevent spioder mites. I dip my dahlia tubers in a bleach water solution, would this help? Thanks so much, Kay

RE: Black Taros sun or shade

JUst a bump, what to do to prevent spider mites. Thank You, Kay

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