Table of contents:
- Indian azalea
- Poinsettia, or the fairest euphorbia
- Clivia cinnabar
- Phalaenopsis, or butterfly orchid
- Indoor jasmine
- Persian cyclamen, or dryakva
2023 Author: Blake Bradshaw | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 16:20
Plants blooming in winter help to improve mood, vitality, distract from gloomy thoughts. Our body reacts to the appearance of bright colors with hormones of joy!
Indoor plants are capable of miracles: they not only absorb harmful substances, saturate the air with oxygen, but also have a positive effect on the psyche and state of human health.
Bloom in late autumn. Azaleas will bloom for a long time if they are watered with soft acidified water. Try to spray only the underside of the leaves. This is necessary in order to increase the humidity of the air without spoiling the flower petals. Many growers put snow on the soil in pots or in a pallet so that the soft melt water will water the azalea and cool the temperature of the earth and air a little. To keep the plant blooming for as long as possible, pinch off the young shoots that appear at the base of the buds.
Poinsettia, or the fairest euphorbia
The poinsettia is often referred to as the "Christmas star". It is not the flowers that are colored red, pink or cream, but the bright bracts. The poinsettia flowers themselves are small and inconspicuous. A tree or bush of an elegant "Christmas star" is usually bought on the eve of the winter holidays.
The poinsettia remains "in shape" for almost two months. She needs a moderate air temperature, good lighting and regular moistening of the soil in the pot. Poinsettia is sprayed only with soft or boiled water so that no stains remain after drying.
It used to be one of the most widespread plants. This indoor flower is a long-liver. In some houses there are old plants forty or more years old. They have so many flower stalks that it is difficult to count them. If you want to see clivia flowers in the cold season, you need to let it stand at a temperature of 8-12 ° C before that. As soon as the flower arrow appears, move the pot to a warmer room. Remember, excessive soil moisture is dangerous for the plant.
Camellia has a reputation for being a capricious plant. It is believed that during the budding period, it cannot be transferred from place to place. But this is a myth. But dryness and too warm air leads to serious problems. Saves a small sprayer, which needs to moisten the leaves, but not the flowers.
Keep pots with blooming camellias on the coolest windowsill. Do not allow the soil to dry out and waterlogged, water the plant with soft water. For feeding, use special fertilizers for camellias or rhododendrons.
Phalaenopsis, or butterfly orchid
Surprisingly unpretentious. It can bloom for almost a year. The lower leaves age and fall off over time. New ones appear. If you want the butterfly orchid to bloom as often as possible, never remove the faded peduncle. Leave it, cutting off only the dried part. A bud will soon form on the old peduncle, from which a branch will begin to grow. Then the buds will appear, the flowers will open. You can keep the orchid in the transparent bag in which it was sold for a while. This will keep her from stress.
Indoor jasmine flowers smell very nice. It is advisable to attach flexible stems to the support. It can be made from wire bent into a hoop. Or "eights". You can tie the shoots to the "ladder". Indoor jasmine blooms beautifully, you just need to remember to water it regularly with soft water without chlorine. But excess water and frequent fertilizing contribute to vigorous growth, but not flowering. After the jasmine has faded, the branches are shortened. The plant is afraid of cold and drafts.
Persian cyclamen, or dryakva
Persian cyclamen (dryakva) blooms among many gardeners. It will perfectly decorate your house in winter. For the flowering to be abundant and long-lasting, it is better to put the cyclamen pot on a cool windowsill (10-17 ° C) with diffused sunlight. Dry air is eliminated by spraying (fine, like a fog) and moistened moss or peat in the pan. Water the cyclamen with soft water, always in the edge of the pot, so as not to soak the leaves and tuber.
The Decembrist blooms en masse in winter. Two waves of bloom are often observed. The plant needs to be watered without waterlogging, in moderation. The flower is fed (you can do without this) only with highly diluted fertilizers for cacti and other succulents. Place old overgrown zygocactuses in large pots, young ones look good in hanging pots on a warmed loggia. This plant grows well in the kitchen.