Valuable tips for growing vinca and how to use it in decoration

Valuable tips for growing vinca and how to use it in decoration
Robert Rivera

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The vinca or Catharanthus roseus is an ideal plant for those who wish to have their garden blooming all year round. With unique and very charming flowers, it is resistant and easy to maintain, ideal for beginner gardeners.

5 characteristics of vinca

Known as Boa noite and Maria sem-vergonha, Vinca is a common plant in gardens due to its ease of propagation. Originally from Madagascar, the plant adapted well to the tropical climate and, therefore, is increasingly present in ornamental and landscaping projects. Below, the agronomist Henrique Figueiredo brings the main characteristics of this beautiful flower:

  • According to Henrique, vincas are easy plants to grow and adapt well to different environments. In addition, they are flowers that need little maintenance and do not require much care on a daily basis;
  • The plant is known for its eye-catching flowers and is easily found in white, purple, and pink;
  • Vinca is considered an "invasive garden plant" because it reproduces easily and spreads quickly through its seeds;
  • Because they are easy to grow, they adapt well to pots, planters, and open gardens. In addition, they are tolerant of poorer soils without many nutrients;
  • Finally, vinca has medicinal properties. Its flowers and leaves are used to treat hypertension and diabetes. However, the agronomist reminds us that the plant should only be used under medical supervision.

With a variety of colors, vinca is a very versatile plant. Its characteristics are striking and will not go unnoticed in your garden.

How to care for vinca

In spite of being a plant of easy maintenance, the vinca needs care, just like any other little plant. Therefore, for it to grow healthy and remain beautiful, it is necessary to know how to cultivate it in the correct way:

1. irrigation

According to Henrique, vincas are "hardy plants and can be irrigated only when the soil is dry. You just have to be careful not to soak them, which can cause problems caused by high humidity.

2. fertilization

"The vincas are not very demanding plants in this respect. A well-prepared soil already provides an excellent growth. We can fertilize them on average 3 times a year", stated Henrique.

3. lighting

To guarantee success in cultivation, Henrique advises that the plant must receive a few hours of direct sunlight a day, and "must be in a well lighted and ventilated environment.

4. ideal soil

Vincas can be planted in almost any type of soil, but when it comes to planting, opt for a soil with a little manure and a commercially prepared substrate.

5. seedlings

"The flower can be propagated through seeds, while the seedlings can be made from cuttings of the plant," said the professional.

6. flowering

According to the agronomist, "Vinca flowers more intensely in the spring and summer, but it is a plant that blooms almost all year round.

7. toxicity

"Vinca is considered a toxic plant, so it is ideal to avoid its contact with children and pets," he said.

8. true vinca

Finally, the plant is part of the genus Catharanthus but is confused in Brazil with the genus Vinca Actually, real vinca is not very common in this country.

With these hints from Henrique, your vincas will be healthy and have beautiful flowers! By following all the guidelines, you will be able to grow them in pots, gardens and, thus, enjoy all their charm!

Learn more important tips about vinca

When having a new plant at home it is always good to be surrounded by useful tips and information about it, isn't it? So, check out a selection of videos with more orientations and curiosities about the vinca. The tips can help you in the care of the flower and increase your will to grow it:

Tips on how to grow vinca in pots

In this video, you will learn great tips on how to grow vincas in pots, as well as step by step instructions on how to plant them. The vlog provides guidance on the ideal substrate for the plant, as well as basic care for its daily life. It is worth watching, because the tips are useful and will help you plant and replant the flower whenever necessary.

How to make vinca seedlings

If you are thinking of increasing the variety and number of vincas in your home or garden, you certainly need to watch this video. In it, gardener Carlos teaches you good tips on how to make seedlings of the plant in a simple and easy way. In the vlog, you will learn how to multiply the plant through cuttings. In addition, you will know how to maintain the flower so that it grows beautiful and showy.

A Little More About Vinca Varieties

In this video, the ornamental plant specialist Murilo Soares brings information and curiosities about vinca. In the vlog, you will get to know the main characteristics of the plant and its varieties, colors, and types. It is worth watching, because Murilo also teaches how to take care of the flower with practical tips.

How to grow vinca from seed

Finally, in this vlog you will learn how to plant vinca through its seeds. The video brings the step-by-step of the entire planting, as well as guidelines to follow the germination and growth of the future little plant. Although it seems simple, the seeding process requires some special care, so be sure to check it out.

With all this extra valuable information, you will surely succeed in planting vincas. And now, how about knowing how to decorate your house? The next topic brings great suggestions for your home!

10 beautiful vinca pictures to inspire your decoration

Finally, to further increase your desire to grow the plant, check out beautiful pictures of decorating with vinca. Each ornamentation is unique and is sure to make your home even more charming and beautiful:

1. with beautiful, delicate and very elegant flowers

2. vinca is a plant that brings charm and color to decoration

3. it is very common in gardens, due to the ease of planting

4. but it also looks beautiful in vases, which makes it perfect to compose diverse environments

5. loving of good light, the flower propagates easily

6. and is therefore perfect for those who want to have their house in bloom all year round

7. vinca also has some beautiful varieties

8. presenting your charm also in a pendant form

9. and through species with varied and very elegant colors

10. without a doubt, it is a striking flower that will not go unnoticed in your home or garden!

Another plant that can also bring charm to your home is Gloxinia, because it has delicate and beautiful flowers!

Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera is a seasoned interior designer and home decor expert with over a decade of experience in the industry. Born and raised in California, he has always had a passion for design and art, which eventually led him to pursue a degree in interior design from a prestigious design school. With a keen eye for color, texture, and proportion, Robert effortlessly blends different styles and aesthetics to create unique and beautiful living spaces. He is highly knowledgeable in the latest design trends and techniques, and is constantly experimenting with new ideas and concepts to bring life to his clients' homes. As the author of a popular blog on home decor and design, Robert shares his expertise and insights with a large audience of design enthusiasts. His writing is engaging, informative, and easy to follow, making his blog an invaluable resource for anyone looking to spruce up their living space. Whether you're seeking advice on color schemes, furniture arrangement, or DIY home projects, Robert has the tips and tricks you need to create a stylish, welcoming home.