What to do after buying a plant
- 15 Jun 01:15
So you become a happy owner of a new plant. And I hope you will listen to me and do not place it near the window closer to the heat and the sun. Most likely, every beginner florist would do so. Referring to the fact that the plant will be good after a long stay in thestore. And probably this would be done with the best intentions. But your plant after the store needs to adapt to the rest of the surrounding environment. Like every living creature, houseplants are experiencing some kind of shock from changes in the environment. Therefore, excessive light, watering or( harrowing of God!) Fertilizers can destroy your new pet. Allow the plant to stand for a week not in the most sunny place and let it dry, as in the store, most likely it was very polytomized.
And when a kind of quarantined is over, it's time to place it on a newly created place, which, I hope, you've carefully picked up in advance. There are universal spaces that are a comfortable habitat for your plants. It is undoubtedly the windows are located on the western and eastern sides, or rather the window sill. Plant the plants, so that the leaves do not touch the glass. And to do this should be not only because they will be dirty glass, but also for another good reason. During the winter season, leaves can be washed to glass, and in the summer - burned about it.
Take a pot with your plant in the hand( hopefully you did not buy a three-dimensional ficus?) And look at the bottom of the pot. Through the drain hole of a technical pot, you can clearly see what is happening at the bottom of the coma. If the roots are already beginning to break outside, then the plant should be transplanted into a more spacious pot. And, of course, to do this as soon as possible. This process needs to be treated with caution, since not every plant can be transplanted.
What could lead to a transfer delay? In the first place, it is impossible to transplant plants during flowering. Also, a lot depends on the time of year, the age of the plant and its species. And if you are faced with such a problem, then the "transshipment" will come to the rescue. In other words, it is necessary to extract the plant from a close pot and transfer it to another, more spacious, thus, without breaking the earthen coma and germinated roots. To do this procedure follows.
First you need to filter until it is completely wet. After water is a little stacked, the left hand is taken as the basis of the plant, so that it is between the middle and index fingers. It should look as if you cover the ground with a palm in a pot. Now, turn the pot upside down and carefully remove it from the breast. If the roots and those with the earth are in the palm, then you did everything right. While the plant is in this position, check the roots for rot, worms, bugs and other unwanted people.
If you did not have time to cook a new pot for handling, you should not worry about this. Put the plant on the cat for a while, so that it does not fall. The new pot should be in diameter 10-12 mm more than the plant was removed from. You can take an earthenware or a plastic pot. Clay better pass moisture and air, which warns the plant from rotting the roots. But he is heavier than plastic, and the price will be more expensive.
Plastic pots have a wider assortment, light weight and a relatively low price. When the new pot is already at your fingertips, make drain holes and pour the bottom of the drain so that it covers the bottom of the pot. Not so long ago, I declined from expanded clay as a drainage and I prefer vermiculite, which is better in quality. It is also possible to use pieces of foam plastic as a drainage.
But always remember that each plant has its own methods of transplantation and transplantation. Therefore, in this article I give general advice. In the future I will describe the methods of retention and other plants. This is a large amount of work, therefore, in the spaces of the World Wide Web "you can always find many articles on a particular plant. But let's return to the topic.
When drainage is at the bottom of the pot, fill the top of the soil with the proper material for your plant. The soil should be plowed so that after placing the plants in the pot, the distance from the edge of the pot to the top of the soil was not less than 5 mm. This distance should be left to prevent the flow of water when watering on the stand, sill or other places where your plant will stand. Now gently lower the plant with a lump in a new pot. If it is possible, it is desirable to pre-remove a few centimeters of land from the top of the coma.
Then evenly fall asleep in the emptiness between the lump and the walls of the pot. You can use a stick or other convenient item to latch the ground. And with a small pot size and a plant, you can fill the ground with a spoon, so it will be less waking past. Also, for a more dense clamping, you should lightly tap the bottom of the pot on the table or floor. In other words, the earth should be so much that there is no void left in the coma. Water the plant. And we wait until the water flows through the drainage holes. Put it on your chosen place and rejoice.
If you decide to do without skidding, at least remove the top layer of the comma. Get rid of the unattractive kind of technical pot, you can put it in a pillow or other pot of larger size.