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Corn poppies are wild plants that do not require any special care where they are native. The poppy does not have to be constantly watered or fertilized and is quite robust, although it doesn't look like it.

When watering poppies, less is more

In nature, you will mostly find corn poppies on the edges of fields, but also on railway embankments or roadsides. He likes it sunny, warm and dry. The soil should be well drained, because poppies do not tolerate wet feet for a long time. The soil should also be lean because poppies do not need many nutrients.

How often should poppies be watered?

The wild poppy, as corn poppy is also known, survives a longer dry season without any problems worth mentioning. So it doesn't necessarily have to be cast. However, it blooms and thrives better if it doesn't dry out too much. It is therefore advisable to water the poppy at least a little if it has not rained for a long time.

If you have just sown your poppies, always keep the seeds slightly moist, but not wet. The young plants should only be watered moderately so that they do not rot. If the soil is too heavy and/or too wet, mix in a little sand to loosen it up.

The essentials in brief:

  • Location: sunny, warm and dry
  • little to no watering
  • do not fertilize
  • nutrient-poor soil

tips and tricks

Only water your poppies if it hasn't rained for a long time. He gets along well with little water. Even as a potted plant, it should not be watered too much.

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