Take care of the fat girl
One of the most popular indoor plants in recent years has become a fat girl, which is also called the money tree. The homeland of the Crassula (or Crassula) is the arid country of southern Africa. There are many species of crassula, but in home floriculture the ovoid, or oval (Latin Crassula ovata) is most common.
Crassula accumulates a large supply of moisture in its leaves, and this helps the plant to survive in such hot countries. If you believe the ancient teachings of Feng Shui, it is the fat girl who brings financial prosperity to the house, which contributed to the spread of this flower.
How to plant a money tree?
The flower is unpretentious, and in general, is not difficult to care for. It grows fast enough, even if the shoot is planted in ordinary soil. But if you want to take care of the flower correctly, then try the next transplant, if you use universal soil for indoor plants, add a little sand to it. Or use a special mixture for cacti and succulents.
When transplanting a money tree into another pot, put expanded clay or small pieces of red brick on the bottom of a new pot. Cover the ground with a thin layer of earth. Take the plant out of a cramped pot, being careful not to damage the root system. Transplanted in a new pot a tree abundantly pour the prepared solution "Baikal EM-1" and put in the shade for a week. Then transfer the plant to its usual place. The money tree is transplanted once every two years in the spring, or, if necessary, in the spring once a year.
Microorganisms of the Baikal EM-1 biofertilizer loosen the soil, saturate it with air, which the fat woman loves so much, all this will allow your plant to create its own favorable microclimate.
Money Tree Care
Money tree (Crassula) loves the light, so you can just keep it on the windowsill. But in the summer, avoid direct sunlight on the leaves so that they do not burn out and fall off. If the money tree received a sunburn, its leaves are painted in shades of red and brown.
In summer, watering is carried out 1-2 times a week - as the soil dries up. This rule applies to the period of active tree growth. The rest of the time you need to water a couple of times a month. The dormant period of the plant lasts from September to March. During this period of time, it is important not to overdo it with watering.
In order for the money tree to bloom, in winter, keep it in a cool place at a temperature of +12 to + 15 ° C, water it once or twice a month.
The fat girl, like any houseplant, does not like frequent changes of place. Place the plant in a bright room. The temperature in the summer should be from +20 to + 24 ° С.
We form a crown
We pinch the bud, which appears approximately between the third and fourth pair of young leaves. In order not to harm the plant, you can use tweezers. Two or three new ones will appear in place of the plucked kidney. From them the crown will begin to form. If there will be only one new kidney, the pinching procedure must be repeated. In order to form a trunk, the tree will cope on its own. No need to pick leaves from the growing trunk. The time will come and the plant itself will get rid of them when it sees fit.