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chrysanthemum / chrysanthemum

Refers to the family Compositae.

General description : Chrysanthemum is a decorative and flowering plant. This bush is 25-30 cm, which should be regularly cut and plucked. There is an impressive number of varieties of chrysanthemums. Flowers are almost all colors, in addition to blue, there are varieties with terry inflorescences. Blooms with good care 1.5-2 moons. The most common species is Chrysanthemum morifolium (Chrysanthemum mulberry-leaved). He owns large-flowered, small-flowered and cascade forms. Chrysanthemum frutescens (Chrysanthemum shrubby) blooms like chamomile flowers with a yellow center and petals of various colors.

If the plant is not discarded after flowering and left to winter in a cold place, the stems are cut short.

Recommendations for caring for the plant Chrysanthemum:

Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.

Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter, the soil should not dry up in any way.

Humidity of air : Periodic spraying is desirable, but the chrysanthemum is not exacting to the humidity of the atmosphere.

Temperature regime : Cool, not higher than 10-15 ° С, in winter the period of inactivity at 1-3 ° С. By spring, chrysanthemum should be gradually taught to higher temperatures.

Soil : Recommended soil mishmash: 2 elements of light clayey-sod, 2 elements humus-leaf and 1 share of sand.

During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizer for flowering plants.

Breeding : Cuttings and seeds in spring, crushing during transplantation.

Transplantation : In the spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple of years.

Pests : It is affected by scarlet spider mites (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), thrips (grayish points appear on the leaves), aphids (they form sticky excretions on shoot tips, buds).

The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).

Chrysanthemum - Chrysanthemum

chrysanthemum - chrysanthemum

chrysanthemum - chrysanthemum