How to grow Canna indica

Canna indica growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Canna also known as Canna edulis, Canna indica perennial evergreen used as ornamental hedge and cut flower plant and can grow in shallow water or be drought tolerant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9+

Leaves color green, green with purple, green with yellow, green with white or purple mostly in elliptic shape.

Canna indica flower

Flower color can be: red, yellow, pink, orange, white or more than one color, can be spots, dots or patterns colors.

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Requirements for Canna indica growing and care:

Rich soil, moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
When the plant start to die after blooming cut it next to the bulb

Size of the plant?
0.8-2.5 m, 32-100 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Red, yellow, pink, orange, white or more than one color, can be spots, dots or patterns colors.

Scientific name:

Canna indica

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