How to care for flowers?
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Caring for plants is not an easy taskscrupulous, as each plant needs its own care. Let's figure out how to care for flowers, if you, at this stage, have little experience in this industry.
Despite the diversity of both domestic and garden plants, it is possible to highlight the main points concerning the care of certain plant species.
Care of houseplants
Indoor flowers require special care, as these plants are mostly in the room. The following conditions should be considered:
- Home flowers are photophilous plants, sothey are placed in bright places, mainly on windowsills, balconies and loggias. Remember, plants with motley leaves require more lighting, so they are placed in the brightest room.
- Flowering and photophilous plants often grow in the direction of the light sources, so it is necessary to systematically rotate the pot with the other side to avoid curving the stem.
- Houseplants do not tolerate drafts, so when ventilating the room, move the plants to another location. And if you constantly blow from the window, think over the stand under the flowers.
- Plants of this type require a certain watering: water the flowers with standing water at room temperature. Please note that boiled water is not used for irrigation, as it is devoid of trace elements and oxygen.
- If insects appear in the soil or plants, water the plants with a weak solution of potassium permanganate, and wipe the sheets with a soap solution.
- Treat the soil with mineral fertilizers once a month in the cold season and 2 times a month in warm weather.
- After abundant watering, a soila crust that poorly passes oxygen. Therefore, periodically it is necessary to loosen the soil, using a small plastic rod, which can be purchased in a flower shop.
- If you notice that twigs and leaves begin to turn yellow or become covered with dry spots, trim them: this will allow the flower to give more nutrients to young shoots.
Transplanting indoor plants
In order to properly care for the flower, it is necessary to transplant the plant in time, so pay attention to the following recommendations:
- Choose only clay pots.
- A new pot must be sizedslightly more than the previous one. Note that if, during the transplantation, you notice that the roots of the plant do not completely cover the ground, it will be better to plant this flower back in the old pot.
- Before boarding, make sure that you have enoughfresh earth, expanded clay and sand.
- The bottom of the new pot is covered with expanded clay (it should occupy about a third of the pot) and sprinkled with soil so that even in the pot your plant and the top layer of soil are placed.
- Gently remove the plant from the old pot and move it to a new one, while we sprinkle the roots of the plant with a layer of soil from above.
- Do not forget about watering the transplanted plant,but it should be borne in mind that abundant watering can lead to decay of roots. Therefore, the first time the transplanted flower is watered as the upper soil dries up, and then more abundantly.
Care of garden plants
- The main task of caring for garden plants is to trim the wilted flowers in time. This procedure stimulates the plant to abundant growth and maturation of new flowers.
- If the plants regularly remove wilted flowers, then this will allow more energy to be generated for the formation of new buds.
- During flowering, the plants are examined once a week and the wiltedshoots, cutting them with a secateur, scissors or pinching their fingers. Flowers should be pinched by fingers if they are on soft and short peduncles, removing also shoots and dried leaves.
- At the end of the season, wilted flowers and foliage are also removed from plants, as new shoots and flowers will appear next year.
- Watering of garden plants is produced daily in the evening. Otherwise, leaves and flowers will burn out in the sun, if they are left with droplets of water.
- Loosening of the soil cover is carried out once every few days with the help of light chopping, trying not to touch the root system of plants.
Transplanting garden plants
- Plant garden plants in moist soil: if you squeeze the breast of such a land, a lump should form and at the same time your lump should break when hit against the ground.
- The garden plant must be prepared for transplant. It should be borne in mind that before digging a plant, it must be watered, so that the soil does not fall off the roots.
- During the transplant try not to disturb the earthen lump with the rhizome.
Follow our advice and recommendations, and youlearn how to properly care for home and garden flowers. If you have any difficulties, how to take care of flowers, use the attached photos and video as a hint.
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