Tips for Beginners | How to handle flowers
How often it happens that we buy a beautiful indoor plant in the store without even thinking about its farming practices, the conditions of proper care, and do not always know its full biological name. We begin to worry only when the flower is sick. In order to avoid such unpleasant moments we have created an article for all beginners of florists who want to save their pets from a quick death and only to multiply its wonderful properties.
So, the first important point for any plant is the proper selection of the place. In this case, it is necessary to find out the photophilic and plant resistance to the sun, in order to avoid getting a sun lover - a geranium to the north side, and a gentle shade fern to the sunny one.
The next point to consider is watering, that is, how much water your plant needs for full growth and how regularly it should be watered. With a lack of water in the soil, the plant not only does not receive the necessary nutrients and subsequently withers, but also starves. In case of excessive moistening of the soil, the plants suffer and suffocate, in some cases the decay of the root system begins. In order not to harm your beloved houseplants, an experienced florist must study his water needs and adhere to the necessary water regime.
In fact, the process of watering plants is not so simple as it seems at first glance. Carelessly poured water from the mug, too cold or not fresh water, as well as irregular watering lead to the death of the plant. Use a jute or a vessel with a narrow neck, from where the water will pour a thin stream. So you can observe how quickly the soil absorbs water and, depending on it, control the watering process. If too much water is left in the pan, it must be drained.
Before watering it is desirable to check the soil for dryness. To loosen the soil, in order to saturate it with oxygen, should be as regular as possible. Indoor plants also like spraying, which should be carried out not more than twice a week. Plants with velvety leaves should be rid of dust with a brush dipped in warm water, otherwise you can not avoid the appearance of yellow and white spots on the leaves.
The most important stage in growing a healthy houseplant is its top dressing. Here you need to know what kind of mineral fertilizer the plant likes, its doses and the time of application. The main rule for everyone: feeding is given only an hour after the usual watering.
The next stage is plant transplantation. Sooner or later your pet reaches a certain size of the root system, which requires more space. In this case, it is necessary to choose not only the appropriate size of the pot, but also the correct composition of the soil. Certain types of plants require more loose and airy soil, while others feel comfortable in heavy and viscous clay.
Transplant should be done only when necessary. It does not help to get rid of the disease from the plant, unless, of course, the cause of the disease is not properly picked up or excessively moistened soil. Too large a pot will lead to a souring of the earth in it, and if it is insufficient, a lack of nutrients.
There are many "secrets" of already experienced florists who are able to improve the growth process of most plants. So, for example, pieces of charcoal that are put in the ground or drainage, bring considerable benefit to the plant. In winter, each plant requires some rest - less fertilizing, less watering, to keep at lower temperatures. Learn how to group plants properly: put only pots next to them, plants in which they "make friends" with each other. We also advise you to acquire the necessary equipment and properly care for each plant, following our not difficult advice. We wish all novice growers to achieve success in their business and really love what you are already planning to do. Good luck!
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