FLOWER VASE: HOW TO ENSURE THAT THE PLANT REMAINS BEAUTIFUL?June 30, 2021
GOT A FLOWER VASE? FIND OUT IN 07 STEPS HOW TO TAKE CARE SO THAT THE PLANT REMAINS BEAUTIFUL. Plants sold in supermarkets and floras have a very sensitive root system. Are cultivated on substrates(Products that only serve to replace land, do not absorb water, and do not have nutrients for plant nutrition). They are plants cultivated to have low durability in the market. In the greenhouses where they are produced, their root system is fed by fertilizers diluted in water.
When they are adults and ready for commercialization, fertilization is interrupted and the plant ends up suffering due to the lack of nutrients necessary for its growth. That’s why, when you buy a vase, which is beautiful and full of flowers, after 15 days the plant starts to wither, even if there is water. Find out now, in 07 Steps, what to do to ensure that the plant survives and produces flowers continuously.
1ST STEP – CHOICE OF THE FLOWER VASE
The pot that will receive the Plant must have 2 times the size of the pot in which the plant is stored. In this way, there will be root growth and renewal, ensuring plant development.
2ND STEP – DRAINING THE VESSEL
If the chosen vase does not have holes in the bottom, it must be done using a drill. If you already have it, drainage should be done with bedim blanket, expanded clay, gravel, pebbles, etc. A 5-cm layer of the expanded clay should be placed at the bottom of the pot for good drainage. Excess water in the root system causes it to rot.
3RD STEP – LAND FOR PLANTING
The land that is to be used must be rich in nutrients. The ideal for this planting is the “Class A” Soil Conditioners, as they have organic matter and nutrients in their composition. In addition to being organic, these products are free from contaminating elements that are harmful to health. The “Class A” soil conditioner or topsoil (must have corral manure in its composition) must be placed above the drainage element to the edge of the pot.
4TH STEP – PLANTING
It is not necessary to wait for the flowers to fall before planting. As the plant has used up all its nutrient to flower it will not have enough energy to take root and grow, unless it is absorbed from the soil or leaves. After placing the soil conditioner or topsoil, a hole must be made in the center of the pot to plant the clod (root system with substrate) of the flower pot.
It is extremely important to remove the plastic pot or plastic bag for planting. It is not necessary to cut the clod, just crumble it a little, squeezing it to release the roots, so that, in contact with the soil, it can absorb the nutrients. After making the hole, it fills with soil and squeezes around so that the plant stays firmly in the pot.
5TH STEP – IDEAL GROWTH CONDITIONS
Most plants survive in the absence of direct sunlight, they just need light. It is important to protect them from the wind, as it dehydrates plants faster than the sun. Succulents and cacti are sun plants and therefore must be stored under direct sunlight. Kalanchoe, Gerbera, Cyclamen, and Silk Flower are plants that grow well with indirect light (windows). Begonias and Violets prefer shade, the sun’s rays burn their leaves and dehydrate their stems.
Plants need water to survive, but both excess and lack are detrimental to their growth. Whenever you water the pot, make sure the soil is dry, some plants like Begonia do not tolerate excess water, so avoid watering too much or leaving the dish with water. The violets, on the other hand, like the little dish to have water, as long as there is no excess. Succulents and cacti are more tolerant to drought, excess water causes honey from the plant.
6TH STEP – GROWTH FERTILIZATION
Potted plants (sold in pots) have a greater need for nutrients because they have been conditioned in this way throughout their growth cycle. It is important that nutritional fertilization follows the guidelines contained in the product packaging. Too much fertilizer is harmful to plants.
STEP 7 – PLANT CARE
Plants are susceptible to pest attacks. The attack of pests is greater in times of low air humidity (winter). Thus, it is important to take some precautions to prevent these pests from attacking your plants. Organic products are available on the market with great efficiency in combating and controlling these pests.
Yellow traps to be hung next to the pots or even those to be placed directly in the pots, serve to control and identify flying pests. To combat slugs and snails, aggressive pests that eat plants at night, they must be fought with organic slugs. It is important to control the pest as its only function is to feed on our plants.