Gardening Tips: Plants for the Ghanaian Soil

There are a various reasons people love to garden in Ghana. Some of the reasons may include: the passion for it, to relieve stress, to create an alternative source of food, a good exercise and hobby.

Gardening could be much easier than you think because Ghana has a very good tropical weather (constant moisture in the atmosphere), amazing source of sunlight and good soils. You might want to add some fertilizer if you feel your soil is not good enough.

In previous gardening tips and advice, Jumia House introduced you to “Growing Annuals in Ghana”  and today, we bring you five flowers that are able to withstand the tropical weather and thrive very well in the Ghanaian climate:

Taro

Taro or the elephant ear is a perennial tropical plant which is grown for it’s root vegetable, starchy corm and its leafy vegetable. Taro can also withstand cold climatic conditions when planted deep in the soil. They also require a high amount of moisture.

Tropical Hibiscus

Tropical hibiscus also known as the Queen of the Tropics comes in a wide range of colours. It’s flowers bloom to about 5-12 inches. Other varieties of hibiscus are “Blue Chiffon”, “Lavendar Chiffon”, “Red Heart, “Sugar Tip” Hibiscus and many others.  Hibiscus require very high lights to bloom.

Caladium

Caladiums are grown for their long-lasting colourful folliage. They come in various shades of green, red, pink, white, green etc. When cultivating these plants at home, it is advisable to remove the bloom since it takes a lot of the plant’s energy during photosynthesis.

Jasmines

Jasmines are grown for their nice smell. Their flowers are star-shaped and bloom yellow or white. A variety of jasmines give fragrance during the night. When the jasmines’ flowers are not blooming, it means they are not receiving the required amount of energy. These plants require a good amount of sunlight to make their flowers bloom.

Bromeliad

Bromeliad comes in different kinds and they do mostly grow on trees but with the right amount of light ( not necessarily direct sunlight but a well lit room), temperature (minimum of 13 degrees), water and some good amount of fertilizer, they are one of the easiest plants to cultivate in the garden or in pots.

 

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