How to grow petunias: 7 useful tips

When the summer arrives, the petunias are a classic among the flowers to be grown and brought in the garden, in the ground, or on the balcony, in pots.

As touches of color between the lush green, the flowers are known for their funnel shape and relative ease of cultivation.

Generally, they do not survive the winter.


1) To grow these flowers, take an acidophilic soil. You can mix it with river sand, so that the water flows out, and an organic product such as compost to enrich it; you can also insert fragments of pine bark into it;

2) To plant the petunias in the pots, first insert the balls of expanded clay so that they can form a draining layer. Then pour in the soil you have prepared; plant the plants, about 15-20 cm away if you plant more than one; and water;

3) Where to put the petunias? In the garden or in pots, in the sun, away from air currents;

4) Preferably, water the petunias with non calcareous water. In this sense, you have several options: either convey the rainwater to the watering can or fill it with normal water and use it the next day, to wait for the limestone to settle down, which is why, when watering does not end up in the soil, if, however, pour the water only up to a certain point;

5) You can fertilize the petunias about every week, with a specific fertilizer or for flowering plants;

6) A standard cure is the removal of wilted or dried flowers;

7) A little attention should be paid to water stagnation, which should be avoided.


Surfinia are a hybrid or a type of petunia. The difference is that they are characterized by long, hanging branches.