Gladiolus and Begonia planting and handling

01.03.2017 18:59

Gladiolus and Begonia planting and handling

The collection of indoor plants is simply impossible to imagine without this beauty. Blossoming Begonia - familiar, but at the same time very fascinating spectacle. Species of this plant is difficult to calculate, there are annual and perennial species, hybrid varieties and options for indoor cultivation. How to care for Begonias you can read in this article.


Basic requirements for care:


  • The place should be well lit, without direct sunlight, draughts, and strong shadows.
  • The most plant likes potash or phosphate fertilizers, which promote long flowering.
  • To plant new plants is required when the risk of night frosts is minimal.
  • Begonia loves watering and hoeing, so these procedures should be fairly regular.
  • Plants should be watered at the roots, avoiding water on the leaves.


With proper care, garden varieties of Begonias delight its owners during all summer flowering. To stimulate the formation of buds, you need to regularly pick off the old blossoms, and for decorative effect - to remove dry leaves and pinch the tip. These simple rules will make it possible for a whole summer to enjoy the beautiful spectacle of flowering plants.


More and very detailed information you can find here Of course, this site gives a lot of hints of how to care for other plants.


Gladiolus planting and handling


Gladiolus - a perennial plant of the Iris family, native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and the Mediterranean region. It is amazingly beautiful and popular plant with sword-shaped graceful leaves. According to Roman legend, the first Gladiolus grew from the swords after the execution of two friends-gladiators who refused to kill each other on stage.


The plant height, depending on the variety, reaches 30 to 150 cm. Lives Gladiolus for 4-5 years, after which it begins degeneration process. What is planting and handling of Gladiolus?


It is desirable to prepare a planting place for Gladiolus since autumn. This flower loves well-drained soil, sunny, windless place. It is the best for Gladiolus when it grows on sandy and loamy soils.


Water the plant depending on the weather 1-2 times a week, using 10-15 liters per 1 sq. m. To protect Gladiolus from fungal diseases, water is necessary to pour in specially made grooves between the rows, trying not to get on leaves. It is better to water in direct sunlight, the leaves have time to dry off before sunset.


The abundance of weed is bad for growth and flowering of Gladiolus because then appears slugs. So, 3-4 times over the summer is necessary to weed the flower bed. One of the pests of Gladiolus is a root (onion) tick.


The best place to store the bulbs - a basement or cellar, recommended temperature 5-10 degrees at low humidity. In any case, you can not leave the bulbs of Gladiolus in the ground. When the soil temperatures are below 0°C, the bulbs die. Therefore, it is very important to prepare the bulbs for the winter. Once a month, the bulbs need to sort out, if wet - to dry a little and throw the ill ones.

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