Most of you might have experienced like a full blooming plant which was brought in from a nursery not a long time ago is not blooming at all. You may have noticed this after re potting it in your home garden. You don’t have a clue what’s the reason even after providing proper manure and sunlight.
If you are confused, then there is one more silent factor is there which will impact a flowering plants health and blooming ability, it is called the soil pH.
However we are not going to any other plants except flowering plants pH requirements today. Now most of you might be having this thought;
I am new to this field, so how will I know all the flowering plants soil pH requirements?
Do not worry as I was also a fresher in the home garden years before and I gradually gained experience over the years. That little experience helped me to succeed in the home gardening sector. Good news is that I am going to share that knowledge here today.
From our experience and research we have tabulated a table with all the flowering plants and their soil pH requirements.
Before going further lets get an idea on what is pH and how it’s going to affect a flowering plant ultimately.
What is meant by soil pH?
Soil pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. A pH value is actually a measure of hydrogen ion concentration in the soil. For a decrease in pH value 1 there will be acidity increase by a factor of 10.
Low pH means the soil is highly acidic and there will be a higher number of hydrogen ion concentration. Most of the soils in the nature has a pH value between 3.5 and 10.
If you get higher rainfall the natural pH of soils typically ranges from 5 to 7 and in drier areas the range is between 6.5 to 9.
image 01 pH Scale
From the above illustration we will get idea on neutral pH, acidic and obviously the alkaline condition of soil and it’s resemblance to real world materials around you.
Most of the flowering plants thrives between a pH of 6.0 to 7.0 but there are some, which requires an acidic condition or alkaline soil for it’s proper growth. If the vegetables are planted in a non desired pH soil it will not be able to absorb all the micro nutrients it needed for it’s proper growth. So lets get a detailed study on pH requirement for all flowering plants.
We have aggregated all the data to a table for easy access.
All flowering plants soil pH requirement table
If any of the above information is wrong or we have missed any flowering plants please let us know by posting in the below comment section.