Transplanting adult indoor plants
Surely each of us has at least one flower in the house. This is a wonderful creation of nature, which is endlessly pleasing to the eye. This beauty can not only create coziness and comfort in our home, but also purify oxygen in the room. So indoor plants are not only beautiful, but also useful. Getting home plants is not a problem, the main thing is proper care. It's a shame when your flowers dry, wither and disappear. How to ensure proper care for indoor plants?
Which pot to choose for transplantation
If your plant is from a palm family, or if it is a representative of beautiful roses, they should be grown in the deepest pots, it is desirable that the width of the upper part of the pot is as close as possible to the height of the pot itself. For other colors, such as cyclamen and bulbous, low pots or bowls, in which the width of the upper part is several times greater than the height, will be more suitable.
Pots and other types of dishes used for planting and transplanting flowers, it is better to choose clay. Earthenware, metal and oil-painted pots are not quite suitable for planting indoor plants, as they do not allow air to pass through. And, as you know, air access to flowers is necessary. In all pots for plants, in the bottom, there should be through holes that will ensure the flow of excess water into the pan.
Before transplanting the plant into a new pot, the vessel must be thoroughly soaked and dried. If old pots are used, they must be thoroughly washed in hot water. It is also recommended to wash the pots with hot water outside, even if the flower has been growing in it for several years.
Plant transplantation and transshipment
There are many visible signs that the plant needs to be transplanted. So, for example, if your plant has stopped growing, this is the first sign that the roots have begun to actively develop and they have little space in a cramped pot, transplant it into the pot more, but not by much, and about two centimeters more in width and height. In this way, you will help the plant grow again and delight you. It is also possible yellowing of leaves, grown underdeveloped leaves, premature shedding of flowers, etc.
Do not be afraid, all these problems are easily fixed. It is enough to transplant the plant into new soil, carefully processing the new pot. All yellowed leaves must be cut off, since they pull on themselves all the nutrients intended for the growth and flowering of the plant.
It should be remembered that evergreens transplanted with the earth, which has already been fixed on the roots of the plant. The best period for this procedure will be from February to May. And here deciduous plants it is necessary to transplant in spring or autumn, during their rest period. Not always during a transplant, the size of the pot should increase if the roots of the plant rot and require trimming, respectively, the size of the pot may be the same or even smaller.
The required amount of water during transplantation should be considered purely with the requirements of the plant.
Land intended for transplantation should be carefully checked for foreign objects. When we are ready, we will start the transplant itself.
Place drainage at the bottom of the pot, then a small amount of earth should be poured on it, then lower the lump of the transplanted plant. It is recommended that root neck - the place where the root goes into the stem was below the edges of the pot.
Do not tamper the earth and fill the pot tight to the top. It will be much better for the plant if the soil is a little loose, and if the flowering plant can be slightly compacted. As a rule, the transplant affects the growth of the plant, so after you have transplanted the plant, you need to water it a little and place it in a dark place for a period of rest. Do not be alarmed if your plant does not grow for a while, this is normal after a transplant.