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Keeping magnolia in a bucket - 6 tips for keeping pots


Hardly any other plant attracts as many admiring glances in the spring as magnolia. The great thing about it: it can also be kept in a bucket.

Magnolias are real highlights in the garden

Magnolias are beautiful and form an optical highlight in the garden every year. The color of the flowers is simply adorable. It's just a shame that not everyone has a garden in which they can plant such a beautiful tree. But that doesn't have to be the case, because magnolias can also be kept in a pot. So everyone who only has a balcony can enjoy the beauty of the plant.

So that you can look forward to wonderful growth and beautiful flowers, you have to consider a few things when caring for magnolia. So that the magnolia grows into an absolute highlight in a pot, it is best to take the following tips to heart.

Tips for tubing magnolias

➤ Tip 1 - select a smaller magnolia type for the pot keeping:

Ideally choose a smaller magnolia type for the pot keeping. The larger “relatives” often reach an astonishing height, so that the available space may not be sufficient.

➤ Tip 2 - choose the correct pot diameter:

A magnolia needs space. If it is still small, a pot with a diameter of approximately 50 centimeters can be sufficient at the beginning. It is important to note that magnolias prefer an acidic soil. Reading tip: planting magnolia - step by step instructions.

➤ Tip 3 - Plant pot magnolias in spring or autumn:

The best time to plant a pot magnolia is either in spring or autumn.

➤ Tip 4 - Water and fertilize pot magnolias:

The tree needs to be watered regularly. Fertilization is also helpful. It is best to use a rhododendron fertilizer. Always adhere to the package information when dosing.

➤ Tip 5 - Do not cut back pot magnolias:

Do not cut back the pot magnolias. If branches die, it is best to only remove the dead wood.

➤ Tip 6 - hibernate pot magnolias properly:

Pot magnolias are best kept in a bright and cold, but largely frost-free room such as an unheated basement or in a garage.