- - knife or scissors;
- - wood ash;
- - water;
- - potash.
room to plant geraniums at home, cut the stem cutting from the side or apical shoots of adult plants.Sharing must have 2-3 leaves, the optimal length - 5-7 cm. Leave the stalks without water for a few hours, and then powder the cut with powdered charcoal.
geranium planted in a small pot, pour into a normal garden soil.If you can not immediately put pelargonium for permanent rooted cutting in coarse sand and then planted in a pot.Planting is best carried out at a temperature 20-22oS summer or spring.Do not use a cutting plant hormones or cover cap, spray the leaves.
Room geraniums are not too fond of damp earth, so it is planted in the soil slightly moist, watering the edge of the pot.If water gets on the leaves and stem, geraniums m
ay rot and die.In winter geraniums requires little or no irrigation, and in the summer watering as the soil dries.
Put a pot of geraniums on a well-lit window in a dark place of the plant will not bloom.Only in the hottest days Cover the pot from direct sunlight.
To improve the flowering geraniums, pinch shoots when they will have 4-5 pairs of leaves.A few lower leaves leave.Pruning is best done in autumn or spring, when the shoots are pulled strongly.An exception to this rule - the royal pelargonium, large flowers of this species are without any pruning.
yellowed leaves and stems of the flowers remove with a sharp knife or scissors.The breaking away can cause rotting of the stem, especially in cool, damp air.
winter, try to arrange for pelargonium dormant period - put the pot in a cool place (temperature 10-15 ° C and a minimum watering).Geranium is necessary to feed potash fertilizers with low nitrogen content.
Tip 2: How to care for geraniums room
Geranium is one of the most unpretentious of flowering houseplants.But this does not mean that for normal growth it should only be watered from time to time and to loosen.How to ensure quality care of geraniums?
room geranium (another name - Pelargonium) are grown in special soil, which consists of equal parts of sand, peat, humus, leaf and turf ground.Pelargonium loves light, but can grow well and bloom in the shade.Keep the temperature of the air in the house.It should not fall below 18 degrees.In summer, do not leave the pot with a flower in the sun.The ideal temperature for normal living room geranium - + 19 + 21 degrees.
During warmer months, pelargonium watered abundantly, as the drying of the soil.In winter, the moisture level is best reduced to 1 times per week.Despite the fact that the geraniums thrive in a moist environment, not fill it with water, otherwise the roots will rot and the plant dies.Spray its flowers and leaves with an atomizer is required.
Periodically loose top layer of soil, remove yellowed leaves and wilted blossoms.In the spring of Pelargonium grows particularly intense, so to stimulate its growth, prune 1/3 of the stems of the plant.Do not transplant pelargonium, unless it is absolutely necessary.Instead, fueled by its standard mineral or organic substances, which are sold in flower shops.Geranium fed 2 times a month.If the need for transplants is still there, the best time for this - spring.
Pelargonium propagated vegetatively from cuttings.Experienced growers recommend propagated plants in the spring.To do this, gently dry the geranium cuttings during the day, roll them into carbon powder and planted in moist soil, the composition of which is described above.Well, if you prodezinfitsiruete before planting the soil with boiling water and give dry.If you are planted sapling in the early spring, when properly cared for first inflorescence may appear in the summer.