8 ways to make your dollar tree bloom


According to Feng Shui, the dollar tree, or zamioculcas, promises prosperity and prosperity to its owners. It is believed that according to the state of the flower, it is possible to make a forecast of the financial situation for several months in advance. In order for the dollar tree to bloom, it needs to create the most comfortable conditions.

Correct lighting

Zamioculcas is photophilous, a well-lit place is chosen for him in the apartment so that sunlight falls on him at least 6-8 hours a day. It can be a windowsill on the south or east side, in summer - a warm terrace or loggia. The plant prefers soft, diffused light, so it is shaded from direct sunlight. In winter, when the daylight hours are short, they are rearranged on a rack under fluorescent lamps or closer to the windows, blocking it from heating devices.

Timely watering

Proper watering is the main point of caring for a dollar tree. Zamioculcas calmly goes without water for about two weeks, consuming the moisture accumulated in the tubers and leaves. The rule should be observed - it is better not to top up than to pour. Excess moisture is detrimental to the flower. With excessive watering, the tubers of the plant rot, the leaves turn yellow and fall off. Water the tree after complete drying of the soil, only with soft (settled or boiled) water at room temperature, in summer no more than once a week, in winter –1-2 times a month. Excess water is drained from the pan.

Humidity

The flower does not tolerate high humidity and does not need to be sprayed. The ability to accumulate moisture in leaves and stems allows him to calmly put up with the usual humidity of city apartments. It is worth wiping the leaves from dust only to preserve their brightness, decorativeness and attractiveness.In winter, to maintain air humidity, containers with water are placed next to the plant. But if the air is very dry, the zamioculcas can lose the lower leaves.

Temperature regime

The optimum temperature for a heat-loving handsome man in summer is about 25 - 30 ℃. In winter, the temperature in the room where the plant is located should not drop below + 16 ℃.

Take care of drainage

In order for the dollar tree to grow and bloom, it is planted in light, loose soil that allows air and moisture to pass through well. Ready-made succulent substrate mixed with sand or perlite is suitable.The pot is selected in accordance with the volume and length of the roots, so that they are at a distance of 1-2 cm from the walls. Expanded clay drainage is laid on the bottom with a layer of 3-4 cm.

Feed with fertilizers

For growth and flowering, the plant needs feeding. Liquid fertilizers for cacti and succulents, sold in flower shops, are excellent for this. Zamiokulkas are fed during the warm period (from March to October) 2 times a month, in winter they are stopped. Foliar dressing can also be carried out by spraying the leaves with a nutrient solution.

Provide oxygen access

The dollar tree needs fresh air to grow, develop its root system and strengthen its immune system. Therefore, it is recommended to regularly ventilate the room, and in the summer, take the flower out to an open terrace, balcony or garden.

Do not rearrange unnecessarily

Blooming zamiokulkas can not be rearranged, change the feeding regime and the microclimate in the room, because of this it may lose inflorescences. If you put in a lot of effort and achieved the perfect combination of all the above conditions, the dollar tree is very comfortable for you, then at the end of winter, usually in February , it will bloom. You will see an inconspicuous inflorescence 4-8 cm long, covered with a green "veil", similar to an ear of corn or a spathiphyllum flower, which contains light, small, inconspicuous flowers.


How to make Kalanchoe bloom at home

In fact, this most beautiful ornamental plant blooms for a fairly long period. Kalanchoe flowers are very beautiful and have a variety of bright colors. They begin to delight with their beauty during cold weather and snowstorms, that is, in winter. Flowering continues throughout the winter, as well as several spring months.

Most often, for growing at home, they buy Blossfeld's Kalanchoe, which for a long time delight the owners with their flowering.

It happens that the released buds do not open by the spring, in which case the plant simply throws them off. However, literally a month later, new buds appear, which bloom until summer.

There are varieties of Kalanchoe, the flowering of which lasts from early spring to autumn.
Most often, such specimens are bred artificially. Unambiguously, no gardener can give an answer to the question of how long this plant can bloom, since this happens in different ways for different varieties. In addition, much depends on the care.


Description of the plant

Kalanchoe Kalandiva (also known as Kalanchoe Kalandiva mini) is one of the varieties of Blossfeld's Kalanchoe, bred by breeding. The hybrid differs from the "parent" in compactness and abundance of flowering. A bush 25–30 cm high is literally covered with bright double buds.

Kalanchoe Kalandiva is a popular houseplant

The plant belongs to succulents (it is able to accumulate water and nutrients in fleshy stems and leaves). Multiple shoots are erect, bare. The leaf plates are dark green, fleshy, glossy, ovoid. The average length is 4–6 cm, opposite, the edges are slightly serrated.

The leaves of Kalanchoe Kalandiva are dense and fleshy - in them the plant stores a supply of moisture and nutrients

Inflorescences in the form of a shield. The flowers are small (1–1.5 cm in diameter), double, with brightly colored petals. The peculiarity of the species is long flowering (up to 8 months).

During the flowering period of the Kalanchoe, the Kalandiva resembles a bright ball, the double flowers are so densely arranged

Video: what does Kalanchoe Kalandiva look like


"Dollar tree" - signs and superstitions

Signs and superstitions associated with the "dollar tree" are known all over the world. Observing the zamioculcus, you can safely draw up a monetary forecast for several months. Signs include the following information:

  • profuse flowering - windfall profits (inheritance or winnings)
  • plant disease - a harbinger of sudden ruin
  • stable growth - increased income.

Such simple observations will help the plant owner take timely action and protect himself from bankruptcy.

Plant superstitions:

  1. If the "dollar tree" was received as a gift, it is necessary to pay for it - this is the main rule associated with the tree.
  2. If the tree is bought independently, then it needs to be appeased. In order for the plant to begin to show its magical properties, it often needs to say pleasant words.
  3. On New Year's holidays, the tree is decorated with chocolate or banknotes. Coins are hung on branches, and a dragon or money frog is placed on top.
  4. It is necessary to locate the "money tree" on the southeast side, since, according to the teachings of Feng Shui, energy is located there, which is capable of activating cash flows.
  5. It is better to give an adult plant, and it is undesirable to give rooted shoots from your tree. Since with a particle of a plant all the welfare leaves the apartment.
  6. It is necessary to transplant zamioculcas only on the growing moon. This should be done carefully and in a good mood. If the transplant takes place on the waning moon, then the financial situation will soon deteriorate.
The "dollar tree" works to its fullest where it is cared for and loved


Bloom

Reasons for absence

The most accurate wording of a problem is inappropriate conditions. Flowering is a sign of plant health.

After pokuki

It takes time to get used to to new conditions after purchase. Habitat change in itself is a big challenge for the plant.

In nature, a flower is in one place all its life, in a familiar environment. When the temperature regime, the angle of illumination, the temperature of the substrate changes sharply, the plant has to rebuild the work of its tissues.

Transportation of a plant always leads to the appearance of microtraumas of leaves and aerial roots, even very careful. Also during the "travel" there is often additional stress in the form of temperature changes.

Green pet you need to create optimal living conditions close to natural, and allow time for injury healing and adaptation in general.

How long it will take is impossible to say for sure. You can focus on a period of 12 months - if the peduncles have not appeared, it's time to take action.

If the plant does not develop at all

If the plant has stopped developing as a whole, does not grow new leaves, and even more so does not bloom, you should start with general care, check the conditions for keeping the plant. In the case of proper care, flowering stimulation is not needed at all.

Substrate

If used as a substrate tree barkthen such the material should not be fresh... It should also not contain fresh sawdust. Substances from such materials are detrimental to orchids.

Winter plant mIt may stop growing and blooming because of living on a cold windowsill. If there is no other place for placement, you need to organize at least a stand.

Lighting

In winter, when the daylight hours are short and dim, the orchid can "starve" because there is not enough sunlight for the full process of photosynthesis.

During this difficult period, the tropical the plant needs additional lighting.

It is easy to organize using specialized phytolamps. These lighting fixtures emit a spectrum of light waves that are most favorable for the process of photosynthesis.

Watering

Excessive watering will not do any good, as well as extremely rare. When there is too much water, it can stagnate in the pot, and rot may form on the roots. In this case, the exhausted plant has no chance of flowering.

Insufficient watering is not so harmful, it can even mimic the dry season in the tropics, but it shouldn't be overused.

Top dressing

When phalaenopsis just starting to release new leaves, a great moment for feeding. Flower buds, from where peduncles will subsequently appear, are laid simultaneously with new leaves.

If such a moment is missed, and in addition the watering was incorrect, weak buds will be laid, which have nothing to please.

Diseases and pests

The maintenance of an orchid in a living room carries plawsuits to catch diseases or pests.

If the phalaenopsis has not bloomed for 2 years or longer, it is quite possible that it is simply trying to survive under the onslaught spider mite... which sucks out all the juices.

It is useless to try to make the phalaenopsis bloom in such a situation, cure it first.

External signs of readiness

You should not get attached to the time of year to determine when the phalaenopsis will bloom. Tropical wonder can bloom all year round, it comes from warm lands where there is no winter. One has only to organize suitable conditions for him.

The age of the phalaenopsis, from the moment when the baby was put in a separate container, must be at least two years old. The plant should gain strength and grow four to six large leaves and a large, strong root mass.

Healthy leaves

The plant is full of health. The color of the green mass is fresh, saturated. The leaves are shiny, with a pronounced turgor.

Roots

Green and clean no dark spots... Many aerial roots. A clear, clean pot without green algae.


Watering and temperature

Failure to comply with the correct watering regime is one of the reasons for the lack of flowering of the Kalanchoe. Not everyone knows that it is a succulent. And they pour water as soon as the top layer of earth in the pot dries up. And why should a plant strive to continue its genus with flowers and seeds, if there is always enough liquid? You can safely build up the green mass.

In winter, the apartment is almost always hot and dry air. In such conditions, flower buds do not form. It is necessary to slightly change the temperature policy in order to admire a fabulous bouquet afterwards.

In natural conditions, the Kalanchoe in autumn and winter is cool, the ground is dry. In spring and summer there are regular rains, the air is warm and humid. Therefore, when growing in a room, you need to strive to create a similar microclimate. I.e:

  1. Watering is gradually reduced in autumn. They are guided by the principle that the topsoil has dried up plus another 3-4 days.
  2. The ambient temperature is also gradually reduced, bringing it to + 19-21 ° C.
  3. Sometimes the plant itself is sprayed, about once a week.
  4. With the arrival of spring, watering is increased, reaching the norm. But don't overdo it! Rotting roots will not promote flowering for sure.
  5. The temperature of the content is raised to + 25-27 ° C.
  6. Spraying is increased up to 3 times a week.

Thanks to these actions, the laying of flower buds will begin in the fall. And in the spring, the Kalanchoe will wake up and begin to bloom actively.

And further. Drain well in the container. At home, the Kalanchoe is accustomed to loose rocky ground. Therefore, its roots breathe freely. And if there is a swamp in the pot, then the plant will simply get sick and die. What kind of flowers are there?

Advice. Water for irrigation is defended, but not boiled. Indeed, there is no boiled rain in nature.



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