Shiboi is one of the most beautiful and fragrant garden plants with wonderful flowers that can also be grown in pots and planters. It belongs to the Cruciferous family, which includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, but despite its appearance, it has nothing in common with them. The only thing they share is the pests that attack both the edible members of this family and the shiboi.
Shiboi grows very well in our country. It is distributed exclusively in the Mediterranean, Asia, Africa. It is ideal for decorating gardens and beds, as well as for decoration near benches, as its flowers are very kitschy, brightly colored and give off a fantastic fragrance that becomes more noticeable as the evening approaches.Blooms from May to October.
Since different types of shiboi grow at different heights and their flowers bloom at different times (in purple, pink, yellow, red), combinations between different types of shiboi are very effective and preferred by many hobby gardeners.
Location and Light
If you plant shiboi in the garden, try to plant it in the best possible lighted place. If it is in a pot, place it in a sunny spot. It is preferable for the plant to be lit as long as possible during the day.
In no case should it be watered abundantly, but it does not tolerate drying out either. Watering should be moderate and regular.
In order not to retain any water that causes rotting of the plant's roots, the soil for shiboi should be rich, loose and well permeable. Shiboi is not picky about the soil mix, as long as it contains sand to ensure good drainage.
Feeding the shiboi is not required regularly. Mineral fertilizers can be added from time to time. When sowing it, it is enough to feed the soil with organic fertilizers.
The plant does not like and does not tolerate transplanting well. Therefore, choose a suitable place to plant it and let it develop there. The seeds are sown from March to April.