3 common mistakes in caring for potted flowers winter
Dec 20, 2019
Potted flowers, unlike the garden, in need of care all 12 months of the year. However, winter is full of concern for weight-specific details, inattention to which, at the time, it costs me a few losses such lovely flowers!
But fortunately, I learned quickly and did not betray his passion for gardening. And now, I can share experiences. In principle, the main errors in the care of potted flowers in winter only three.
The first mistake - oversupply and lack of moisture
This is not a drop of contradictions! The fact is that since the beginning of the heating season, humidity of the air in living spaces reaches a critical level of 30%, or even less.
It is even harmful to man, not to mention the indoor plants, especially - of tropical origin, which need at least 60%. The mistake is to spray - it helps the plant exactly at that time, until it dries.
To maintain a stable humidity, I advise you to keep the pots on a tray of expanded clay and sometimes add to the water, it will evaporate around the clock.
But at the same time, all the plants in winter are immersed in a kind of state of "rest", so they need to be watered for 25% -30% less and less, than in summer. Otherwise - not to avoid rot.
The second error - lack of lighting
Often that can bloom in winter, it is advised to stand in the sun. Those plants that in "hibernation", do so will cost? In any case, even if the winter is sunny, it is not what the summer!
To strengthen the immune system of plants and to bestow their vitality, it is desirable to get fitolamp. Electricity it consumes a little bit, but the use of it - is huge.
From personal experience I can say that it is possible to achieve even more vibrant, colorful blooms.
The third mistake - the wrong composition of fertilizers
Strictly speaking, the majority of houseplants in the winter at all in the dressing does not need. Make them only in pots with those who actively grow and bloom. But it is extremely important that the composition of these complex mineral mixes were not nitrogen.
The fact is that it stimulates the growth of new shoots, and in the winter as fitolamp not light, normally they can not develop! Because the plants their biorhythms.
Although, of course, in the greenhouses where the serious work of botany, can fare somewhat differently. But I kept it is about houseplants that live on our common window sills.