It may happen that the soil of your garden is not suitable for some species of plants, which you would not want to give up. But you can adapt to it by finding some solutions. Continue the article!

Many of you readers love to see and cultivate in your own garden, some plants of great ornamental prestige. Among these, the most popular and beloved are the Hortensias, the Camellias and the Azaleas. Who doesn’t know these common species? Notes especially for the beauty they give to our green space. If we all know their charm, many of us find it difficult to cultivate them, making several attempts and buying each time a new one, to replace the now shabby plant. Why?

Perhaps because you need a few small tips, or rather more precisely, useful solutions.

You must know, or perhaps you already know, that the plants mentioned above to grow healthy and lush, need acidic soil. This is why they are called acidophilic plants. In addition to hydrangeas, camellias and azaleas, also highly marketed plants such as heather, gardenias and rhododendrons are part of the acidophilic. And now we continue and see the solutions available to keep these species of plants alive, this time.

Characteristics of an acidic soil.

It is a type of soil that due to its high acidity, chemical elements such as calcium and magnesium are insoluble and therefore not used by the plants themselves. Soluble in excessive quantities, on the other hand, are elements such as iron and manganese. These high quantities can be toxic even for the most resistant plants.


If you have a weakness for these plants and have already tried to grow them in the garden, in a flowerbed or in a pot that was empty with poor results, you have three solutions to try again, here’s what.

Acidify a portion of land on which you want to grow your plant, keeping in mind however that the correction will not be final, as the soil tends to return to the previous state.

Use a large pot, filling it or replacing the substrate with a specific soil for acidophilic, rich in peat. For the acidophils in pot, it is suggested to water them with water not too much calcareous. The ideal is to recover the rainwater, use the distilled water, or fill the container, adding 2 tablespoons of vinegar and let it decant for a whole day.

If you want to put them in the garden, but you have noticed that the soil is not suitable for acidophilic plants, cultivate these species in raised flowerbeds, creating them with blocks of stone or peat, with wooden planks or large edging stones. Then fill everything with acidic soil and peat in equal parts.