I bought a potted Chrysanthemum from the local nursery over a month ago while the plant is still budding. Haven't repotted it since day 1. It bloomed very well couple weeks after I bought it and produce beautiful pink flowers.
However, I noticed that recently some of the blooms are deformed:
Here is the full pic of the pot:
I usually water it once everyday or every 2 days, because the temp can get really hot in the afternoon. Since the balcony is west-facing, it received a hot afternoon sun around 1-5pm. However, with the placement in the pic above, the flower only receives 1-2 hrs of direct sun around 12pm (not the hottest period, as it peaked around 2-3) before getting some shade again (there is a roof in the balcony, and a house in front of mine). The situation looks like this in the afternoon (12pm):
The Place where I live doesn't have any winter. It only has sunny or rainy season. The temp never goes below 26'C and can get as high as 35'C in the hottest afternoon.
And suppose I wanted the plant to flowering again, should I start beheading the flower at this moment? All info and tips I found on the internet works for cold/subtropical area where it experiences winter, etc. But in my case, will it become annual or perennial??
Thanks for the help.