|Statement||story R. Fadiga ; illustrations E. Stocky ; (translated from the French).|
|Series||Nelson sunshine series -- B4|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||16|
The Cotton Plant is an unusual plant to grow. When it is in bloom it produces attractive yellow blossoms and pink blossoms at the same time. The blossoms develop into seedpods, or bolls. After the pods pop, the fluffy cotton shows. Fun to plant near an entrance or walk to /5(94). The Cotton Plant will be quite the conversation piece, growing in your flower garden, or in a container on your patio or deck. Cotton plants are perennials, but almost always grown as annuals. Growing as an annual, and rotating the crop each year, helps to minimize disease problems. Cotton Seed Placement. Plant cotton seeds in a location with loose, rich soil where the plants will receive at least four or five hours of direct sunlight every day. You can grow it in a container, but the container must be at least 36 inches deep. It helps to work an inch or so of compost into the soil before planting. Nearly all the cotton produced in the world today is the New World species Gossypium hirsutum, but before the 19th century, several species were grown on different four domesticated Gossypium species of the Malvaceae family are G. arboreum L., domesticated in the Indus Valley of Pakistan and India; G. herbaceum L. from Arabia and Syria; G. hirsutum from Mesoamerica; Author: Nicoletta Maestri.
Benefits of Cotton. Emmenagogue Properties Cotton root is an emmenagogue and such very effective for stimulating blood flow in the uterus and the pelvic area. It is also effective for tackling dysmenorrhoea, which is a female condition marked by painful menstruation with abdominal cramps. Gossypium hirsutum upland cotton This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Put the black cotton outside on days when the temps are over 65 degrees F. (18 C.) and with no rain. As the temps cool, bring the plant back inside. Continue hardening off in this manner for a week or so. Once the plant has matured, black cotton can be grown in either full sun to partial sun. Black Cotton Care. By S. M. Tracy, M. S Culture of Cotton. By Harry Hammond Experiments in Cotton Culture by the Experiment Stations Diseases of Cotton. By George F. Atkinson, M. S The Insects Which Affect the Cotton Plant in the United States. By L. O. Howard, Ph.D The Handling and Uses of Cotton. By Harry Hammond The Feeding Value of Cotton-Seed : U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Cotton is attacked by several hundred species of insects, including such harmful species as the boll weevil, pink bollworm, cotton leafworm, cotton fleahopper, cotton aphid, rapid plant bug, conchuela, southern green stinkbug, spider mites (red spiders), grasshoppers, thrips, and tarnished plant bugs. Limited control of damage by insect pests. The plant can reach heights of 15 feet. The palmate leaves vary in size depending on available moisture, but turn a brilliant red and maroon in the fall. Desert cotton produces small “bolls”, but the amount of cotton in the fruit is very small, and the plant has no commercial value. Gossypium is a genus of flowering plants in the tribe Gossypieae of the mallow family, Malvaceae from which cotton is harvested. It is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Old and New are about 50 Gossypium species, making it the largest genus in the tribe Gossypieae, and new species continue to be discovered. The name of the genus is derived from the Arabic word goz Clade: Tracheophytes. Purple ornamental cotton is a showstopper. It bears rich purple heart-shape leaves and delicate hibiscuslike flowers in a soft, creamy pink color. If pollinated, the plant will develop purple cotton bolls filled with white cotton. Although ornamental cotton resembles its agricultural cousin, this version offers more color and a refined growing habit.