GROWING METHOD OF BALSAM PLANT:
Planting Distance: When the plants are allowed to grow bushy, space them wide. Overcrowded plants do not produce good blooms. For pot culture, grow a single plant in 25 cm pot.
Watering: Plenty of watering during growth stage is required. Soil should stay moist all the time with flood irrigation once a week. In dry conditions, leaves wither and drop off.
Feeding: Heavy dose of manure is needed at the time of planting. Balsam is a gross feeder and should be given liquid once a week.
Plant care: Balsam is affected by powdery mildew throughout the year can be detected by greyish-white spots or patches covered with powdery mass
Bloom time: Flowers start appearing 60 days after sowing and blooming period lasts for about 15-20 days.
Pinching & Pruning: Allow three shoots to grow on each plant. For large blooms, remove all the side shoots, keep only a single stem. Remove the lower leaves that cover the blooms too.