What Is It – Planting Supertunia – Watering The Right Way – How To Grow A Supertunia – Supertunia vs Tunia – Buying The Seeds – Best Time To Plant – Plant Needs – Best Soil Type – Disease And Pests – Fertilizing Supertunias
The supertunia vista bubblegum might have a pretty funny sounding name but is infact a very beautiful plant that most gardeners should consider getting for their home. It’s easy to grow and manages very well in warmer climates where there always isn’t great access to water.
With its gorgeous pink color it sure is a great addition to your garden. It will bring everything to life with its color and beauty. We are here to share with you our best tips and tricks for caring about the plant. Luckily it’s a pretty low maintenance plant.
What Is Supertunia Vista Bubblegum
The supertunia vista bubblegum has, like we said, a pretty special name, but it’s also a pretty special plant. It’s a part of the supertunia family and has a lovely pink color to it.
It’s a annual plant that will grow very quickly and soon establish itself after you have planted it. For us a great way for beginners to start out with petunias because of the low maintenance that comes with it.
They won’t normally grow more than 2 feet at most in height and require no more than 4 hours of sunlight each day. This makes it very easy for most people to find a spot for it in their garden. On top of that, it manages fine in environments where there isn’t a lot of rain.
How To Plant A Supertunia
The petunia plant is one of the hardiest houseplants or decorative plants we have encountered. They can manage cold temperatures very well, meaning that we can plant this one quite early in the year.
Early to mid spring is a great time to start with this plant .The earlier you get this plant growing in your garden, the longer you will be able to enjoy it flowering and flourishing in your home.
Since it will grow quite bushy you can spread the seeds pretty liberally across whatever area you want to grow thyme at. Note that they will form a bushy plant that won’t be taller than 2 feet at most. This gives you a lot of freedom as to choosing an appropriate spot for it.
Watering the soil properly in the beginning will be very important. Try and keep the soil slightly damp all the time in order to promote the growth of the supertunia plant. This will have long term benefits as more flowers will appear as the plant is happily growing from the start.
Watering The Plant The Right Way
We briefly touched on watering the supertunia vista bubblegum plant. That name is just incredible, but let’s talk about watering it the right way. After choosing a good spot for it to grow this is the next most important step we need to know.
The plant won’t require more than about 4 hours of sunlight each day, that means the soil will stay pretty humid for the most part as not a lot of sun will dry it out. What we have found throughout the years is that the best soil for a supertunia will be a slightly damp one. This will promote the root growth of the plant and its long term health for the season.
We keep a schedule of checking the soil around at least every other day or so. Doesn’t mean we have to water it, but checking it is just as important.
How To Grow A Supertunia Vista Bubblegum
Growing this specific variety is really no different than any other in the family. It will require quite a low amount of sunlight each day, 4 hours will be plenty enough for it. So it should be pretty easy to find a good spot.
We like to have it growing in front of other plants, as sort of an outline almost. It doesn’t grow very tall, so other plants won’t be hidden behind it. Clear up the space and turn the soil where you wish to plant it. Spread the seeds quite liberally and sprinkle a thin layer of soil on top of it.
Water the soil slightly and try to keep it a bit damp until you start seeing the first seedlings taking shape. At this point you don’t have to water that often as the soil should be able to hold on to a good amount of water. Pruning or in any way cutting the plant is not necessary either.
Difference Between Supertunia And Tunia
The biggest difference between the two families are that supertunias tend to be both self cleaning but also produces a lot more flowers throughout the season. This is great news for the bee population you have as it means more food for them.
Supertunias also tends to have lower requirements for care and will grow more aggressively as well. They can quickly establish themselves in the area, but they are annual so you shouldn’t worry about them sticking around for too long.
Where Can You Find Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Seeds
The best places to find seeds for these plants are in your local gardening store. It’s a common family of plants do most stores will carry a wide selection of seeds to choose from.
But you can also order online. Amazon is a great source for us when it comes to buying petunia seeds. There seems to be a great community there that offer them for a relatively low prices as well.
When Is The Best Time To Plant It
The best time to plant supertunias are really as early as possible. It should be freezing during the night, but as soon as that risk is gone then you can plant the seeds.
It’s an incredibly hardy plant that can manage through really tough weathers and climates. The best part is that you most likely will enjoy its beauty well into autumn as the vista bubblegum can handle very low temperatures and dry climates too.
Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Plant Needs
The most important needs for the supertunia vista is probably the amount of water its getting. We have said before that the soil should ideally be slightly damp all the time. This will create the best possible environment for the plant to grow in.
You should check the soil about every other day during the summer so as to not miss a day when it might need more water. But on top of watering the plant,you should also fertilize the soil slightly too. This is done by diluting the fertilizer with water. Don’t do it more than once a month as it otherwise might have negative impacts.
Best Soil Type For Supertunias
The best soil type for supertunias seems to be a well draining soil made up of clay and sand. Here the roots can quickly establish themselves and make up a healthy root system. But the water you are adding won’t drown them either as the soil lets the surplus drain away and be stored far beneath the ground instead.
Disease And Pest Control
Disease and pest control is not really an issue when it comes to supertunias. The plant can dispel most diseases and we have never seen any pests be attracted to the plant throughout all the years we have grown it either.
Instead just focus on maintaining the requirements of the plant, watering and fertilizing the soil properly.
Propagating And Fertilizing Supertunias
Propagating new supertunias is not really worth it. Instead you should wait for the flowers to begin developing seeds that you can harvest eventually. These can then the next year be planted and you will once again be able to enjoy its beauty.
Fertilizing the soil is something we have already touched upon a little bit. The plant doesn’t need anymore of it then once a month. This will help prevent over fertilization it which could burn and kill the roots instead.