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Ocotillo / planting

Ocotillo / planting
Posted by Mark from AZ. / 9 on 2007-06-11 10:51:00

Who really knows about the proper way to plant an Ocotillo ? Initial watering and what's this thing about facing the tag a certain direction ? No opinions please, only the facts !
  • Ocotillo
    Posted by Sarah from AZ on 2007-06-12 12:27:00

    We have planted many ocotillos over the years. The only thing we ever did was dig a very big hole, fill it with water and let it soak in. Then we buried the roots, making sure that we covered all of them. Water it thoroughly and let it soak in. Come back the next morning and fill in any cracks in the soil with more soil. Do not overwater. Our landscaper told us to water every 10 days for the first month, then every two weeks in the heat of the summer. REMEMBER that they need to dry out after heavy watering before they will leaf out! We have never lost one of our plantings. enjoy!
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