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Platostoma palustre
chinese mesona is an aromatic, drought intolerant herb that can be used in landscaping for groundcover and soil conservation. This plant is also used to produce a jelly-like dessert and its leaves are often dried for consumption. Chinese Mesona has been inter-planted with other crops such as maize or soya beans as it may deter some pests.
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Mid fall
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What is the best way to water my Chinese mesona?
To water Chinese mesona, you can use a garden hose with a spray nozzle, a watering can, or just about any other common watering tool. Generally, Chinese mesona is not too picky about how they receive their water, as they can live off of rainwater, tap water, or filtered water. Often, you should try not to water this plant from overhead, as doing so can damage the leaves and flowers and may lead to disease as well. At times, the best method for watering this plant is to set up a drip irrigation system. These systems work well for Chinese mesona as they apply water evenly and directly to the soil. For one Chinese mesona that grows in a container, you can use a similar watering approach while changing the tools you use. To water a container-grown Chinese mesona, use a cup, watering can, or your tap to apply water directly to the soil.
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What should I do if I water my Chinese mesona too much or too little?
The remedy for underwatering Chinese mesona is somewhat obvious. When you notice that your plant lacks moisture, simply begin watering it on a more regular basis. The issue of overwatering can be a much more dire situation, especially if you fail to notice it early. When your Chinese mesona is overwatered, it may contract diseases that lead to its decline and death. The best way to prevent this outcome is to choose a proper growing location, one that receives plenty of sunlight to help dry the soil and has good enough drainage to allow excess water to drain rather than pooling and causing waterlogged soils. If you overwater your Chinese mesona that lives in a pot, you may need to consider changing it to a new pot. Your previous container may not have contained soil with good drainage or may not have had sufficient drainage holes. As you repot your overwatered Chinese mesona, make sure to add loose soils and to use a pot that drains efficiently.
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How often should I water my Chinese mesona?
Chinese mesona needs water regularly throughout the growing season. Beginning in spring, you should plan to water this plant about once per week. As the season presses on and grows warmer, you may need to increase your watering rate to about two to three times per week. Exceeding at this rate can be detrimental to your Chinese mesona. With that said, you should also ensure that the soil in which your Chinese mesona grows remains relatively moist but not wet, regardless of how often you must water to make that the case. Watering Chinese mesona that lives in a pot is a bit different. Generally, you'll need to increase your watering frequency, as the soil in a pot can heat up and dry out a bit faster than ground soil. As such, you should plan to water a container-grown Chinese mesona a few times per week in most cases, versus just once per week for an in-ground plant.
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How much water does my Chinese mesona need?
There are a few different ways you can go about determining how much water to give to your Chinese mesona. Some gardeners choose to pick their water volume based on feeling the soil for moisture. That method suggests that you should water until you feel that the first six inches of soil have become moist. Alternatively, you can use a set measurement to determine how much to water your Chinese mesona. Typically, you should give your Chinese mesona about two gallons of water per week, depending on how hot it is and how quickly the soil becomes dry. However, following strict guidelines like that can lead to overwatering if your plant requires less than two gallons per week for whatever reason. When growing Chinese mesona in a container, you will need to use a different method to determine how much water to supply. Typically, you should give enough water to moisten all of the layers of soil that have become dry. To test if that is the case, you can simply stick your finger in the soil to feel for moisture. You can also water the soil until you notice a slight trickle of excess water exiting the drainage holes of your pot.
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How can I tell if i'm watering my Chinese mesona enough?
It can be somewhat difficult to avoid overwatering your Chinese mesona. On the one hand, these plants have relatively deep roots that require you to moisten the soil weekly. On the other hand, Chinese mesona are plants that are incredibly susceptible to root rot. Along with root rot, your Chinese mesona may also experience browning as a result of overwatering. Underwatering is far less likely for your Chinese mesona as these plants can survive for a while in the absence of supplemental watering. However, if you go too long without giving this plant water, it will likely begin to wilt. You may also notice dry leaves.
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How should I water my Chinese mesona through the seasons?
You can expect your Chinese mesona’s water needs to increase as the season moves on. During spring, you should water about once per week. Then, as the summer heat arrives, you will likely need to give a bit more water to your Chinese mesona, at times increasing to about three times per week. This is especially true of Chinese mesona that grow in containers, as the soil in a container is far more likely to dry out faster than ground soil when the weather is warm. In autumn, while your Chinese mesona is still in bloom, it may need a bit less water as the temperature has likely declined, and the sun is no longer as strong as it was in summer.
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How should I water my Chinese mesona at different growth stages?
Chinese mesona will move through several different growth stages throughout the year, some of which may require more water than others. For example, you will probably start your Chinese mesona as a seed. While the seed germinates, you should plant to give more water than your Chinese mesona will need later in life, watering often enough to maintain consistent soil moisture. After a few weeks, your Chinese mesona will grow above the soil and may need slightly less water than at the seedling phase. Then, once this plant is mature, you can begin to use the regular watering frequency of about once per week. As flower development takes place, you may need to give slightly more water to aid the process.
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What's the difference between watering Chinese mesona indoors and outdoors?
There are several reasons why most Chinese mesona grow outdoors rather than indoors. The first is that these plants typically grow to tall. The second reason is that Chinese mesona needs more daily sunlight than most indoor growing locations can provide. If you are able to provide a suitable indoor growing location, you may find that you need to give your Chinese mesona water a bit more often than you would in an outdoor growing location. Part of the reason for this is that indoor growing locations tend to be a lot drier than outdoor ones due to HVAC units. The other reason for this is that soil in containers can dry out relatively quickly as well compared to soil in the ground.
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Herb
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Late winter
Bloom Time
Summer, Fall
Harvest Time
Mid fall
Plant Height
15 cm to 1 m
Flower Size
3 mm
Flower Color
White
Purple
Blue
Leaf type
Deciduous

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Chinese mesona typically thrives in areas with ample light exposure, although it can also cope in regions with moderate sunlight. It originates from habitats that consistently receive copious solar radiation. However, an abundance of sun exposure could potentially result in damage, while inadequate light may reduce its vitality.
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Chinese mesona is native to climates where temperatures range between 68 to 95 °F (20 to 35 ℃). Its optimum growth is achieved in this temperature bracket, so adjustments may be needed with seasonal changes.
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The prime time to transplant chinese mesona is right within the S2-S3 season, known elegantly as the 'Time of Awakening'. This time is perfect as it encourages rapid root growth. Ideal conditions for chinese mesona include a cherished spot with bright, filtered sunlight. Remember, a gentle touch is essential while handling chinese mesona's tender roots.
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Southwest
The chinese mesona is considered to have a harmonious relationship with the Southwest direction. This is because, in Feng Shui, Southwest corresponds to the earth element, which is supportive of the chinese mesona's inherent wood energies. However, as with all Feng Shui principles, this is subject to personal interpretation and environmental factors that can influence the energy flow.
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Flower Size
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Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
1. Choose the right type of artificial light: LED lights are a popular choice for indoor plant lighting because they can be customized to provide the specific wavelengths of light that your plants need.
Full sun plants need 30-50W/sq ft of artificial light, partial sun plants need 20-30W/sq ft, and full shade plants need 10-20W/sq ft.
2. Determine the appropriate distance: Place the light source 12-36 inches above the plant to mimic natural sunlight.
3. Determine the duration: Mimic the length of natural daylight hours for your plant species. most plants need 8-12 hours of light per day.
Important Symptoms
Insufficient light
Chinese mesona, a plant that thrives in full sunlight, is commonly grown outdoors with ample sunlight. When cultivated indoors with inadequate light, it may exhibit subtle symptoms of light deficiency.
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Small leaves
New leaves may grow smaller in size compared to the previous ones once they have matured.
Leggy or sparse growth
The spaces between leaves or stems of your Chinese mesona may become longer, resulting in a thin and stretched-out appearance. This can make the plant look sparse and weak, and it may easily break or lean due to its own weight.
Faster leaf drop
When plants are exposed to low light conditions, they tend to shed older leaves early to conserve resources. Within a limited time, these resources can be utilized to grow new leaves until the plant's energy reserves are depleted.
Slower or no new growth
Chinese mesona enters a survival mode when light conditions are poor, which leads to a halt in leaf production. As a result, the plant's growth becomes delayed or stops altogether.
Lighter-colored new leaves
Insufficient sunlight can cause leaves to develop irregular color patterns or appear pale. This indicates a lack of chlorophyll and essential nutrients.
Solutions
1. To ensure optimal growth, gradually move plants to a sunnier location each week, until they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Use a south-facing window and keep curtains open during the day for maximum sunlight exposure and nutrient accumulation.2. To provide additional light for your plant, consider using artificial light if it's large or not easily movable. Keep a desk or ceiling lamp on for at least 8 hours daily, or invest in professional plant grow lights for ample light.
Excessive light
Chinese mesona thrives in full sun exposure and can tolerate intense sunlight. With their remarkable resilience, symptoms of sunburn may not be easily visible, as they rarely suffer from it.
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Chlorosis
Chlorosis is a condition where the plant's leaves lose their green color and turn yellow. This is due to the breakdown of chlorophyll from excessive sunlight, which negatively affects the plant's ability to photosynthesize.
Sunscald
Sunscald occurs when the plant's leaves or stems are damaged by intense sunlight exposure. It appears as pale, bleached, or necrotic areas on the plant tissue and can reduce the plant's overall health.
Leaf Curling
Leaf curling is a symptom where leaves curl or twist under extreme sunlight conditions. This is a defense mechanism used by the plant to reduce its surface area exposed to sunlight, minimizing water loss and damage.
Wilting
Wilting occurs when a plant loses turgor pressure and its leaves and stems begin to droop. Overexposure to sunlight can cause wilting by increasing the plant's water loss through transpiration, making it difficult for the plant to maintain adequate hydration.
Leaf Scorching
Leaf scorching is a symptom characterized by the appearance of brown, dry, and crispy edges or patches on leaves due to excessive sunlight. This can lead to a reduction in photosynthetic capacity and overall plant health.
Solutions
1. Move your plant to the optimal position where it can receive abundant sunlight but also have some shade. An east-facing window is an ideal choice as the morning sunlight is gentler. This way, your plant can enjoy ample sunlight while reducing the risk of sunburn.2. It is recommended to trim off any completely dehydrated or withered parts of the plant.
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Chinese mesona is native to climates where temperatures range between 68 to 95 °F (20 to 35 ℃). Its optimum growth is achieved in this temperature bracket, so adjustments may be needed with seasonal changes.
Regional wintering strategies
Chinese mesona has strong cold resistance, so special frost protection measures are usually not necessary during winter. However, if the winter temperatures are expected to drop below {Limit_growth_temperature}, it is still important to provide cold protection. This can be achieved by covering the plant with materials such as soil or straw. Before the first freeze in autumn, it is recommended to water the plant abundantly, ensuring the soil remains moist and enters a frozen state. This helps prevent drought and water scarcity for the plant during winter and early spring.
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Low Temperature
Chinese mesona is cold-tolerant and thrives best when the temperature is above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min}. During winter, it should be kept above {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. When the temperature falls below {Limit_growth_temperature}, although there may not be any noticeable changes during winter, there may be a decrease in sprouting or even no sprouting during springtime.
Solutions
In spring, remove any parts that have failed to sprout.
High Temperature
During summer, Chinese mesona should be kept below {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. When the temperature exceeds {Tolerable_growing_temperature_max}, the leaves of the plant may become lighter in color, prone to curling, susceptible to sunburn, and in severe cases, the entire plant may wilt and become dry.
Solutions
Trim away the sunburned and dried-up parts. Move the plant to a location that provides shade from the midday and afternoon sun, or use a shade cloth to create shade. Water the plant in the morning and evening to keep the soil moist.
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How to Successfully Transplant Chinese Mesona?
The prime time to transplant chinese mesona is right within the S2-S3 season, known elegantly as the 'Time of Awakening'. This time is perfect as it encourages rapid root growth. Ideal conditions for chinese mesona include a cherished spot with bright, filtered sunlight. Remember, a gentle touch is essential while handling chinese mesona's tender roots.
What Preparations are Needed Before Transplanting Chinese Mesona?
What is the Ideal Time for Transplanting Chinese Mesona?
The perfect season to move chinese mesona is during late spring to early summer (S2-S3). This period ensures ideal temperature, providing the best environment for its root development. Transplanting chinese mesona at this time optimizes the survival rate, allowing it to flourish quickly. This move is vital, setting up the initial growth phases, ultimately ensuring an excellent yield. Enjoy the joy of nurturing chinese mesona at the right season, witnessing it thrive under your care!
How Much Space Should You Leave Between Chinese Mesona Plants?
When preparing to transplant chinese mesona, make sure to leave enough space for each plant to grow. Ideally, a distance of about 1-2 feet (30-60cm) between plants will provide ample room for expansion. Remember, the closer they are, the more competition they'll have for nutrients.
What is the Best Soil Mix for Chinese Mesona Transplanting?
As a first-time gardener, preparing the soil for your chinese mesona might feel challenging, but don't worry! An ideal soil type for this plant is loamy. Prep the ground with a base fertilizer, ensuring high organic matter content. You'll have happy plants in no time.
Where Should You Relocate Your Chinese Mesona?
Chinese mesona loves the sun, but not too much of it! Look for a spot in your garden that gets under partial shade, where it can enjoy the best of the sunlight without getting overheated. Also, make sure it's a location where the soil drains well, and you're good to go.
What Equipments Should You Prepare Before Transplantation Chinese Mesona?
Spade or shovel
To dig a hole in the designated location and to remove the chinese mesona from its original location.
Gardening Gloves
To protect your hands while working with the soil and plant.
Watering Can
To water the chinese mesona during and after the transplanting process.
Gardening Trowel
To help in carefully removing the plant if it's from a seedling tray or pot.
Rake
To level the ground after planting, ensuring that the chinese mesona is planted evenly.
Mulch
To cover the planting area after transplantation, which helps in retaining soil moisture.
How Do You Remove Chinese Mesona from the Soil?
From Ground: Start by watering the chinese mesona plant the day before you plan to transplant, this helps the soil stay together and it will cause less stress to the plant. The next day, carefully start digging around the outer edge of the plant’s main stem. Ensure the spade is angled away from the plant to prevent damaging the roots. Once done, lift the plant from the soil and prepare it for transplantation.
From Pot: Water the plant in the pot a few hours before transplanting. This will help loosen the soil and roots from the container. Then, tip the pot sideways and gently tap it to ease out the plant along with its root ball.
From Seedling Tray: Water the chinese mesona seedlings beforehand. Use a gardening trowel to gently lift each seedling from the tray, ensuring to keep as much of the original soil around the roots as possible.
Step-by-Step Guide for Transplanting Chinese Mesona
Step1 Preparation
Once you have the chinese mesona ready for transplant, prepare the new location by digging a hole. This hole should be twice as wide and the same depth as the chinese mesona's root ball.
Step2 Placing
Carefully place the chinese mesona in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the ground surface. Arrange the roots in the hole, so they radiate out from the center of the plant.
Step3 Filling
Backfill the hole with the garden soil, lightly firming it down as you go, ensuring that there are no air pockets around the roots. Leave some room on top for mulch.
Step4 Mulching
Apply a layer of mulch around the chinese mesona, but keep it away from the main stem to avoid rot.
Step5 Watering
After transplanting and mulching, water thoroughly.
How Do You Care For Chinese Mesona After Transplanting?
Watering
Regularly water the chinese mesona during its early weeks, this will help the plant establish its roots in the new location. However, be careful not to overdo it, as too much water can cause root rot.
Checking
Regularly inspect the chinese mesona for any signs of transplant shock, like wilting or yellowing. If this occurs, shade the plant and reduce watering.
Protection
Protect the newly transplanted chinese mesona from strong winds and direct hot sun for the first couple of weeks. You may need to temporarily shield the plant if such conditions are unavoidable.
Pruning
Hold off pruning the chinese mesona until it’s established in its new location and is growing new leaves again. This helps the plant to recover faster.
Troubleshooting Common Issues with Chinese Mesona Transplantation.
When is the best time to transplant chinese mesona?
The ideal time to move chinese mesona is during the S2-S3 season. This period promotes better root development and growth.
What's the recommended spacing for chinese mesona during transplantation?
Make sure you plant chinese mesona about 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) apart from each other. This provides ample space for growth and nutrient absorption.
Is there a preferred method for transplanting chinese mesona?
Yes. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, place chinese mesona in, then backfill with soil, keeping the plant at the same depth it was before.
What soil type is ideal for transplanting chinese mesona?
Chinese mesona prefers fertile, well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. The right soil promotes healthy root development and plant growth.
Do I need to water chinese mesona straight after transplanting?
Absolutely! Give them a good soak after transplanting. This helps the soil settle around the roots, reducing air pockets which can damage the roots.
How do I care for chinese mesona after transplantation?
Monitor chinese mesona closely for the first few weeks. Water it regularly and avoid any extreme weather conditions. Further enrich the soil with compost or organic matter if needed.
Can I transplant chinese mesona in a pot?
Yes, chinese mesona can be successfully transferred into a pot. Ensure the pot is large enough for root development, and has good drainage to prevent waterlogged soil.
What should I do if chinese mesona's leaves wilt after transplanting?
Leaf wilting can be a sign of shock. Keep the plant well-watered and shielded from harsh weather conditions. Generally, chinese mesona will recover with proper care.
Why are the leaves of my transplanted chinese mesona turning yellow?
Yellow leaves could indicate water stress or nutrient deficiency. Ensure the plant has adequate water and consider incorporating a balanced fertilizer into your care regimen.
Can I transplant chinese mesona near other plants?
Yes, but make sure there is substantial space for each plant. Overcrowding could lead to competition for resources, affecting the health and growth of chinese mesona.
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