Growing requirements for Canna Tropicanna
Canna Tropicanna plants are fast-growing plants that require moderate care and maintenance and are best planted from spring to early summer when the temperature is warmer.
- What Soil for this Canna?: Canna Tropicana thrive in most soils, including poorly-drained ones. They do well in rich, moisture-retentive soil with a pH of roughly 6.5. Although they are capable of handling a wide range of acidic to alkaline soils.
- How much light?: Canna Tropicanna prefer to be positioned in full sun as it helps in foliage colour development, although they are capable of tolerating partial shade. Morning or afternoon sun with at least 4 hours of direct sunlight is ideal.
- Water: Canna Tropicanna are water-loving plants capable of thriving in moist, wet, and even soggy conditions. They should be watered frequently for optimum performance.
- Temperature: Canna Tropicanna grows better in warmer temperatures, with a minimum temperature requirement of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a maximum of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. They are frost-sensitive and should be protected against it.
- Winter care: Canna Tropicanna can have their rhizomes dug up just before the first frost and kept indoors in a dry place over winter, to be replanted in spring.
- Pruning: Canna Tropicanna requires none.
- Fertiliser: Canna Tropicanna blooms easily all summer without much help, although they can be heavy-feeders. Starting in early spring, they should be fertilised once a month with organic, slow-release fertiliser until the end of the growing season.
- Insects and Diseases: Canna Tropicanna are not prone to pests and diseases. At most, slugs, caterpillars, and snails might need to be eliminated to protect the plant.