Your dracena froze - what to do and how to save it?
- 23 Oct 21:00
Dracena is a heat-loving plant, for its comfortable development, the air temperature should be from +20 to +30 degrees. Then the flower will not hurt, drop the leaves and spoil. However, when taking care of this beauty, you may encounter a problem when the dracaena is frozen, what should ando in this case? Let's consider why this can happen, and how to save the flower from death.
- 1 Determine the degree of freezing
- 2 What to do?
- 3 Video «Care for Dracen's»
Determine the degree of freezing of
For these plants, the sharp drop in temperature means in the worst case death, and in the best fall leaves and their deformation. Dracena freezes already at temperatures below +10 degrees. She is very afraid of drafts and frost. Therefore, if there is a severe frost on the street, and the pot is on the boiler, wait for the troubles. The window sill can cool or freeze, and the pot that stands on it will also cool down, in which case the roots will freeze, and then they will start to rot. And if the open box is open, the leaves will suffer, they will freeze and fade.
During the winter months, dracaena begins a rest period. At this time, plants do not require abundant and frequent watering. To fertilize flowers also should not be, as fertilizer at this time will be of little use. But it is impossible to leave the land dry, too dry soil also damages the plant. If watered in the winter, as well as in warm months, the dracaena will be frozen, as moisture, which gets into the soil, is cooled down. Then the cold water falls into the roots and the dracaena is supercharged, which leads to the fact that it leaves the leaves. It's possible to restore the frozen flower, but it will take a lot of time and effort.
Determine that the dracaena is frozen is not difficult: first the leaves begin to yellow, or a brown border appears on the contour of the sheet. The leaves become soft, they twist, and then begin to fall quickly. A lot of leaves can fall, and the dracena will resemble a crowded stick.
So, to summarize, there are two types of freezing:
But the wallpaper cases to save Dracena is possible.
What to do?
If the dracaena has frozen and you have determined what the flower has suffered, immediately start acting for its salvation. In light cases, overcooling the roots of the flower will require special care. The crust is damaged after freezing, so the first thing to do is limit irrigation. The roots are so sick, so they can not fully work and absorb moisture, which leads to their rotting. In this case, it is not necessary to directly water the soil, it is best to pour warm water in the tray one by one. The flower absorbs moisture as much as it needs. Spraying can also be used for recovery. This is a good way not to load a flower, and at the same time, a huge amount of help for his health. In the water for irrigation it is necessary to add fertilizer, it should be twice less than for watering. Another miracle means, if the flower is frozen - spin epine. This remedy can revive the plant.
If the barrel is soft, it speaks of flower rot. In this case, you need to crop all soft seats. This will require a sharp knife and alcohol. Need to be disinfected with each subsequent incision. Trim the trunk to the point where it will be solid and healthy. In some cases, after a trimming, one stump can remain. But such measures will save the plant life. After a while, usually in the spring, during the awakening period, the ostriches were left to shoot shoots. Consequently, when rotting the stem, the plant will only help cuttings.
If the leaves are twisted in the plant, and then fall, this indicates the damage to the roots. The best salvation will be its transfer to another pot. When transplanting you can see how damaged the roots are. When transplanting the plant, it is necessary to remove it very carefully from the pot. Next you need to examine and tone the roots. If they are white and without dark spots, the plant can be saved. Then we feel the trunk, if it is solid - excellent, the plant is ready for transplant. If the roots are wet or damp, then they should be allowed to dry. At this time, we are preparing a new pot. At the bottom of the pot, pour drainage, and dry soil from above. Now you should lower the trunk in the pot, from the bottom to the roots leave a distance in one finger, and sprinkle the roots with the ground. After transplanting, do not water the plant for 2-3 days. The next care - moderate irrigation and spraying with water and fertilizer.
In case when only leaves have been damaged in the plant, if it stood for a while and they froze, the pot should be rearranged in a warm and bright place. The plant can be periodically sprayed with warm water. Frozen leaves gradually dry, therefore, after drying it is necessary to carefully trim the dry parts with scissors. The species, of course, will not be very attractive in the plant, but over time it will be restored. After frostbite, moderate watering is important. Water it very carefully. In the spring, the plant will need to be transplanted.
Video "Care for Dracen's"
This movie deals with the main points of the dracaena content at home so that it does not hurt and feel good.