Royal Geranium: Care, Illness, Reproduction
- 07 Nov 08:00
A fairly common plant - geranium, also referred to as pelargonium. This wonderful flower adorns many houses and apartments and makes them even more comfortable. In addition, all the well-known teachings of Feng Shui say that this flower promotes man's manifestation of character traits such as's dedication and friendliness. Like many other plants, geranium has several varieties that differ in levels of unpretentiousness or the ability to grow and bloom under different conditions. The most distinguished of all is the royal geranium.
Royal Geranium( Regal Pelargonium) is also referred to as peanut butter. In the people it is usually called "noble", "English crochet" or "royal".
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- Affect 3.1 Video «Royal Pelargonium»
A person whose home-grown geranium certainly needs to know about some of the features of her care. The royal look of geranium prefers a cool air temperature, but at the same time it can not be left in a room with a temperature below 10 degrees. The optimal location of the flower will be a window that is located in the south, because geranium - a plant light-loving. It can also bloom annually, provided it has enough light and fertilizer. In order to strengthen the branching of geranium, its shoots need to pinch. It is important not to forget that flowers that have already faded must be permanently removed.
Growing geranium at home will not be a special job. Soil for cultivation is medium-fertile. This is necessary to ensure that the number of flowers exceeds the number of greens. In a pot with plants it is necessary to arrange a good drainage, consisting of expanded clay. The plant abundantly watered, taking into account the level of drying the earth. In winter, watering the flower practically needs to be stopped. In the summer, the royal appearance of geraniums requires fresh dry air. To meet this need, it is enough to bear the royal form of geraniums on the balcony.
Fertilizers for Geranium are added every 14 days from the last Sunday of March to mid-November. Fertilizers must primarily have a rare appearance. As a fertilizer, you can use iodine solution. To do this, a drop of iodine should be dissolved in 1 liter of water. Then, on the walls of the pot, sift 50 ml of the prepared solution. If you pour more, you can damage the roots. Fresh organic chemistry is not used as a fertilizer for geraniums, because the royal flower does not accept this fertilizer.
Gerani are not inherent in the transplant. They occur only if the roots of the plant began to run out of the drain holes of the pot. The most optimal period for transplantation is spring, because it is then that the geranium begins a vegetative period. The new pot should be only a few centimeters larger than the former.
On the onset of autumn you need to start trimming shoots of the pelargonium. As a result of trimming the stem should have only about 6-7 leaves. It is necessary to remove only those shoots which grow from leaf sinuses, and not from the root. In the event that geranium in the winter has grown sufficiently, it can be re-cut in the beginning of spring. This time you need to crop so that there are several kidneys on the stem. The branches that were previously cut can be used as a breeding staple.
Reproduction occurs in a seminal manner, which is very easy. Mostly used purchased seed, because it is able to give a lot of seedlings and, moreover, are well off. But the seeds, which were collected from the self-cultivated crayfish, can not provide the desired result, as in this way, the variety-hybrids often lose the features of the parent plant. Seeds of geranium seeds need to loose ground soils and then fill the top with a bullet of the same soil, or sand, the thickness of which will be about two and a half centimeters. Next you need to spray the top with water from the spray gun. To avoid the possibility of disease seedlings "black leg" soil is washed in advance pink solution of manganese. Then the landing is covered with glass and is constantly moistened. The temperature required for seeds to sprout from 18 to 22 degrees. Since the appearance of stairs glass is removed, and the pot is located on a bright spot, while reducing the temperature to an interval of 60 to 20 degrees. Two months later, seedlings begin to form about 2-3 leaves. After that they can be planted in separate pots.
There is also another way to reproduce. In order to make this breeding, you need to stock up with cuttings. Their length should be about 5 to 7 centimeters. They should also have 2-3 sheets. To implement this method of propagation, a fresh leaf should be poured over a period of 24 hours and then sprinkled with a place where the stalk was peeled with peeled coal. Next it must be planted in an average pot, which contains loose soil. When using this method of reproduction, it is not necessary to cover the cuttings. At the moment, when the cuttings will give roots, they must be transplanted to a permanent place of residence. Cuttings can be rooted at an air temperature of 20 to 22 degrees.
Affect Royal Geranium is rarely ill, but if it does, then the most common reason for this may be improper care. Not observing all conditions of care, it is possible to provoke rotting the legs of the plant. Such a disease is called "black leg".
Patients can not cure a flower, so you have to get rid of them. Also, the soil is infected, so it needs to be sterilized or changed. The main cause of this disease is the accumulation of soil. Also, royal geranium may be attacked by ticks, whitefish or aphids. In the event that the royal flower began to strike these pests, it is necessary to wash the bottom side of the leaf of the plant with infusion of chamomile chemist or tobacco with green soap. At the end of 2-3 hours from the leaves it is necessary to rinse this solution. To get rid of the whitish attack, you need to use such medications as "Zubr", "Confidor", "Aktellik" or "Fufanonom".
Also royal geranium may be yellow and then its appearance leaves much to be desired. To restore order the plant, you must consider the causes of this phenomenon and eliminate the negative factors that affect the royal form of geranium. The reason that the edge of the flower dries, and the leaves are yellow, is a lack of moisture. And if the leaves do not dry, but fade, then there is an excess moisture. Also, the cause of yellowing of plants may be the lack of light or place in the pot.
Royal Geranium does not blossom - this phenomenon also occurs due to a number of negative factors that should be removed promptly if you want to enjoy the beautiful flower of your flower in the future. The reasons may be low temperature( below 10 degrees) or lack of light, because geranium - a plant light-headed. It can also happen through the soil in which the flower grows: it can be very fertile. The reason for such a bad phenomenon may be a too large pot or pruning that was not carried out on time. Royal geraniums may not blossom due to the fact that the feeding is carried out irregularly.
The reason for the dryness of the tips of the plant leaves is either lack of moisture, or fungal disease "rust", which is characterized by the fact that the leaves first cover red-brown spots, then the leaves dry up and fall off.
Video «Royal Pelargonium»
The video features the peculiarities of the cultivation of the Royal Pelargonium: conditions of maintenance, care, watering, etc.