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Malva multiflora
Cornish mallow (Malva multiflora) is a flowering plant that is native to the Mediterranean and naturalized in parts of Australia and the southwestern United States. It produces small pink or purple flowers.
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Do I Need to Prune My Cornish mallow?
Cornish mallow is a kind of annual plant so it doesn't need much pruning. You only need to cut off and clean the diseased, yellow or dropped leaves and stems during its growing period. This will help your Cornish mallow to stay away from pathogens infection.
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When Should/Shouldn’T I Prune Cornish mallow?
Expect to prune your Cornish mallow every week if it’s growing well or every two weeks if it grows slowly.
It is always good to prune it on sunny days because if you prune it on rainy days, the rainwater will distain the cuts and cause the whole plant to be infected.
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How Do I Prune Cornish mallow?
During the growth of the plant, yellowing, drying and spotted leaves are produced, and these spotted and discolored leaves need to be trimmed off. If the whole piece of leave is discolored or infected, you will need to cut it off completely. In other situations, you will only need to cut off the discolored or infected part on certain leaves.
Cornish mallow above the ground will die and dry up in the winter, and the dead plants need to be cleaned up.
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What Should I Look for When Pruning Cornish mallow in Different Seasons?
Because Cornish mallow is an annual plant, the pruning should take place basically during the seasons that the plant grows rapidly. During the growth of the plant, yellowing, drying and spotted leaves are produced, and these spotted and discolored leaves need to be trimmed off.
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Are There Any Tips for Me to Prune Cornish mallow?
1. Sterilize all the tools before pruning; unclean tools will pass pathogens to the plant through wounds;
2. Prune on sunny days because the new cuts will be infected by pathogens if they're distained by rain or water.
3. Throw all the waste leaves and stems into trashbins, they will easily rot and attract diseases and bugs
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Are There Any Cautions I Have to Be Careful With Cornish mallow?
Cornish mallow leaves are delicate, so take care not to score or bruise them. Unless the leaves are withered or heavily discolored, do not prune the leaves from the lowermost branches unless they’re damaged. They typically grow the largest, so they supply the plant with critical energy to keep it growing right. Please prevent the wounds from water after pruning until they are fully recovered. Remember always sterilize the tools before pruning. When the pruning is finished, please throw all the waste leaves and stems into the trashbins to avoid diseases and bugs.
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