Camellia: home care, watering, fertilizing
Camellia flower, home care forwhich seems to many beginners with something extremely difficult, is incredibly beautiful. Its splendor is worth it to suffer a little with the rooting of the cuttings. If you want to go on an easier way - the grown-up camellia room, care of which is much simpler, is sold in almost every flower shop. Let's find out more about this beautiful and unusual plant.
Camellia: home care, prejudice
The ideal place for a flower will be insulatedbalcony. With the help of camellias it can be turned into a real greenhouse. It takes only a little experience, patience and good knowledge of the annual cycle of this plant. In no case should you water, transplant and feed it the same way as the rest of your green pets. The prevailing opinion about the "capriciousness" of this plant and its unfitness for growing in a room is based precisely on the features of the annual camellia cycle. What are the differences? Let's start in order, from the fact that you bought a flower. Camellia, care for which requires thoughtfulness, is not always sold in optimal form. In stores not all sellers are able to give adequate advice on its cultivation. Often you can hear from them that the camellia can not be turned to avoid the budding. And that flowering will occur exclusively in a cold room, so the plant supposedly does not need to be kept warm.Both these judgments are prejudices andcan lead you to disappointment. If you have a camellia on the windowsill, home care after it does not exclude the possibility of turning it, and also raise the temperature of the air in the room to twenty degrees Celsius. An indispensable condition for literate cultivation is maintaining moisture. Camellia several times a week should be put under the shower or sprayed. This is also suitable for tap water, if it is not excessively chlorinated. To water it is necessary only boiled, adding a few drops of citric acid for softening.
Camellia care at home: transplant, top dressing
The root system of this plant has a number ofunique features. One of which is that the flower is in hibernation for most of the year. In the period of active growth, transplantation is contraindicated.But during the flowering it can be done.After all, then it does not grow, but only mechanically functions, delivering moisture from roots to buds and leaves. But to feed a camellia during the formation of flowers in any case impossible. This period covers a period of time from the beginning of summer to spring. To prepare the soil, you need to take the soil with acidic medium, sufficiently loose and nutritious, add humus. You can use the finished mixture or make it yourself. In the latter case, it will take land from under the fir in combination with humus, turf and sifted brick crumbs. Transplant within a year can be up to three times. Feed in a period of active growth. About once every six weeks. The first top dressing is a complex composition with a high nitrogen content. You can use a mixture of azaleas and rhododendrons.