Weltheimia


A bulbous plant like weltheimia (Veltheimia) is perennial. It is directly related to the hyacinth family. This genus unites only a few species. In the wild, such a flower can be found in South Africa. It grows in its homeland in shaded areas on the sea coasts or hilly areas.

This plant is not very large. Green belt-like leaves are collected in an outlet, and their edges are slightly wavy.

Peduncle formation occurs in the first weeks of winter and grows very quickly. The inflorescence consists of drooping pink flowers. They have a rather unusual shape and are very similar to fireworks, which is why Weltheimia is sometimes called a "winter rocket". Narrow-bell-shaped flowers do not fade for 8-12 weeks.

This flower is rarely grown indoors. It blooms only when the room temperature is maintained at 10-14 degrees. And in winter, the temperature in the living room is slightly higher. This plant thrives in a cool winter garden. It can also be grown on a closed loggia, and if it is cool there in winter, then the weltheimia will bloom.

Weltheimia care at home

Illumination

This plant simply needs direct rays of the sun. However, this is only during the warm season. In the autumn-winter period, it can do without them. After the flower has a dormant period, it can be moved to a darkened place.

Temperature regime

The correct temperature regime determines how successful the cultivation will be, as well as whether flowering will occur. Weltheimia should be kept in a cool place. After new leaves begin to appear (most often this happens in September), the temperature in the room is lowered to 20 degrees or even lower. This is a perfectly normal temperature for early autumn. You can place the plant on the balcony during this time. However, in order for it to begin to bloom, the temperature by November should be much lower, namely, 10-14 degrees. It should be borne in mind that the temperature drop should be gradual. Flowering lasts throughout the winter if the flower is kept at a temperature of 10 degrees.

Humidity

Not picky about air humidity.

Watering features

Watering should be moderate from the second half of September until the dormant period. Make sure that the liquid does not get on the bulb while watering. It is necessary to water the weltheimia until all the leaves are dry. After the dormant period is over, and young leaves begin to grow at the flower, it must be watered again.

Fertilizer

You need to fertilize the plant once every 4 weeks after the start of the growth of young foliage. To do this, use ½ part of the recommended dose of fertilizer for flowering plants.

How to transplant

The transplant is carried out immediately after the rest period ends. The plant is transplanted infrequently, or rather, only once every 2 or 3 years. When transplanting, it is worth considering that 1/3 of the onion should remain not buried (rise above the soil).

Zemlsmes

You can make a suitable soil mixture yourself by combining leaf and turf soil with sand in a 1: 1: 1 ratio. Flower pots should be wide.

Dormant period

When the weltheimia fades, it will gradually begin a dormant period. In the last spring weeks, the leaves of this plant dry up. Without pulling the bulb out of the flower pot, it is transferred to a shaded place. With the onset of September, young leaves begin to appear at the plant, and at this time it must be rearranged to a bright place, and preferably sunny.

How to propagate

This flower can be propagated using seeds (they can be tied if artificial pollination is carried out), as well as using young bulbs.

Separation of young bulbs is carried out in September, when the plant is transplanted. Planting is done in loose soil. They should be deepened a little more than the mother's bulb. But at the same time, make sure that the upper part rises above the substrate.

Possible difficulties

Flowering does not occur - the temperature is above normal.

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Yucca - the nuances of growing

Yucca belongs to the Agave family. More often called a palm tree, it can be found as a decoration for offices and large houses.

When cultivating it at home, there are certain nuances and requirements:

  1. Creation of favorable conditions close to the usual environment.
  2. Timely transplant, soil preparation.
  3. Top dressing, pest control.
  4. Reproduction.

To achieve a beautiful palm-like appearance, you need to trim the trunk. After the lapse of time, shoots are formed on it. Over time, they will get stronger, and you get several trunks.

Important! Yucca palm requires free space, as it is large. She is an unpretentious evergreen. With sufficient and proper care, it will delight the owner for a long time.



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