Question: I have a flower on the balcony, where the temperature is about 8-12 ° C. Isn't it not enough? Or adapt? At what temperature should the flower be removed from the balcony?
Answer: The minimum for azaleas is 5-6 ° C. Therefore, do not leave it on the balcony overnight now. Of course, spray on the balcony and in general at a temperature of about 8 grams. not necessary, since under such conditions the evaporation of moisture is very low. Water only when the top layer begins to dry out, keep in mind that if you bring it into a house where it is much warmer at night, the soil will dry out faster. And now, while you have an azalea on the balcony, beware of excess moisture …
Q: Since the gardenia was given to me (two years ago), it has never bloomed. Several times I picked up the buds and dropped them.
Guest_Sonata: Gardenia likes light, but doesn't like heat; buds are formed at temperatures below 18-16 degrees; I often pour water into the pan (regardless of watering), this helps not to flood the plant; Once or twice a month I water the gardenia with acidified water (I squeeze a little lemon juice into the water for irrigation). Gardenia loves acidified soil.
The flowering stage starts from the moment the flower arrow appears until the buds wither. The flowering period is three weeks on average. For two weeks the flower arrow grows, for 1-2 days the buds bloom (all can bloom at once, they can take turns) and for about a week the flowers are kept in dissolution. The duration of the flowering period depends on temperature conditions (the higher the temperature, the faster the peduncle grows, the buds bloom faster, the buds wither faster), the number of flower stalks (when the bulb blooms with several peduncles, the flowering period can last up to 1.5 months), from varietal features (terry varieties bloom 1-2 days earlier than non-terry varieties) …
Question: How to root a Decembrist stalk?
Anyanya: Take it, tear off a twig (at least 3 segments) and put it in a glass of water, wait for the roots to take root, and then, like all plants, you need to plant.
Helen: That's right, only I have rooted even with two segments, it can be in the water, or in the ground.
If the diffa begins to bloom and you want to see the bloom, then it just needs increased feeding. My bush bloomed. All "oppression" was expressed in one sheet of smaller than usual size and nothing more. You just need a mandatory weekly feeding with mineral and organic fertilizers during the flowering period and after it for at least a month. Then you can switch to the usual feeding regime …
If the dracaena rots, and it looks like this - leaves fall abundantly from the plant, the trunk at the base of the leaves has become soft to the touch, young leaves rot before they can grow, the tips of old leaves turn yellow very quickly, then your plant can only be saved by active actions. During the growth of the moon (see the lunar calendar) with a sharp knife or blade, the top of the plant is cut off (5-10 cm, but leaves should remain on the stem of the cutting and the more, the better), the wound is sprinkled with crushed coal (bought at the pharmacy), a little dried. The cut off top (stalk) can be rooted in water or sand …
Question: Why do some Kalonchoe live well after flowering, while others only throw away?
Answer: I made the same conclusion for myself. Moreover, with red flowers there can be both a hybrid and a traditional Blossfeld Kalanchoe. Traditional - tenacious as I do not know who, withstands the most nightmarish conditions in lousy soil and without watering. But the red, but hybrids, as well as all other colors (white, yellow, pink, orange) - die stasis after flowering … My white and yellow died, but I still re-rooted the red, but it has been sticking in in the form of a semi-dead stamen. Suspicion of hybridity is caused by those that bloom too magnificently in the form of a very small bush. This is for the reds. All other colors are definitely hybrids.
Question: Tell me, I want to buy Croton, what difficulties may arise?
Leelu: My croton and I fought for survival for 5 months! At first, dry spots appeared, then the leaf fell off. He is almost completely bald. I sprayed it with epin every week (in addition to daily spraying). He lived under the package for 2 months. Now it stands on a pallet with wet expanded clay, has grown a new crown, and has released leaves and even a twig from the buds on the trunk.
Roses are loved by everyone both in bouquets and on window sills, but how often those who have taken up their cultivation and breeding face problems. There are many questions, but there are three, the answers to which are of interest to everyone:
- How do you fight mites on roses;
- How do you winter roses;
- What do you do with the rose you just bought.
Fat Woman (Krasulla)
Question: How to root a fat woman?
Lusi: Cuttings in water should not be rooted, - straight into the land. Land for cacti and succulents, add 2: 1 sand. I would try to land it like that. Take a pot like a bowl, drainage on the bottom, poured the prepared soil, and without cutting anything dry, laid the twig on the ground, sprinkled the dry soil with earth, and leave the green tail. I think they should, at least a couple of kidneys, wake up and germinate. If the land is taken from a new, i.e., sealed bag, then there is no need to water after planting, do not water for a couple of days, but spray a little so that the ground is only 1 cm wet. And if the earth is from an open package, then after planting you can water it, but literally a teaspoon.
There are a great many ficuses, in nature they can grow in different climatic conditions, among them there are deciduous and non-deciduous (they are called so). For example, the ficuses of Ali and Viandi are deciduous; it is considered normal for them to partially lose their leaves in winter. Perhaps in the conditions where they grow in nature, they shed their foliage completely. But room conditions are still different from natural ones, at least in that the winter temperature in the apartment is higher. Therefore, following the call of nature, if they shed their leaves, then not completely, but partially …
Question: On the outside of the hoya leaves, light small specks of unknown origin appeared. It doesn't look like burnt and dry ones too. What could it be? She feels kind of normal …
Irka: It's completely normal. Hoya always has small light green spots on the leaves - for this it is called "wax ivy". The young hoya does not have them, but with growing up they appear.
Question: Tell me how to grow yucca correctly, different sites advise different things, I got confused … will her trunk grow, or only leaves?
Natali: Yucca loves sunlight, for me personally she stands on the southern windowsill, which is not shaded by trees. In winter, there is always not enough light and the south window is just right. But in the summer, sometimes you may need to shade in the hottest hours - at noon on a sunny day. In the center of the room, you should not place the yucca at all, if it is large and grows in a tub or large pot on the floor, then you need to put it by the window …
In recent years, so many drugs have appeared, called immunomodulators, or phytohormones. That an inexperienced florist has the opinion that these drugs save from all diseases, pests and other misfortunes.
Indeed, quite often, with all imaginable problems in growing indoor flowers, treatment with drugs such as epin, and more recently zircon, is advised.
What are these drugs, are they so effective, how they differ and what are they for …
Adults are black flies with an elongated body about 3-4 mm long, which lay their whitish, translucent eggs in the roots of plants. Young, newly emerged mosquitoes can be about 1.5-2 mm light gray in color. The mosquitoes themselves, if they start, usually fly in large numbers, but do no harm, except for the diseases they carry and the larvae of other pests. And the larvae of the mushroom gnat - whitish worms about 3-5 mm long with a black head - eat up the root system of plants, from which it withers, lags behind in growth, does not bloom, often reaching complete death …