GROWING A SCHENOLE IN OPEN GROUND
This fast-growing perennial is extremely sensitive to cold, so in the middle lane it is grown as an annual plant or sent for wintering indoors. The flower is ideal for hanging baskets, flower beds, rockeries, as a groundcover. Falling shoots can create not only picturesque container landings, but are also good for planting along the edges of stone walls.
SEEDS FROM SEEDS AND SHEETS
Secevola seeds are sown in late March-April. Before sowing, they are soaked in cool water for a day, and a light soil substrate is shed with a pink solution of potassium permanganate. Seeds are slightly buried in moist soil and covered with glass. The optimum germination temperature is + 21-24 degrees.
Periodically air the crops, removing condensate. Seeds germinate for a long time, seedlings appear sparsely.
If the seeds of a plant are difficult to find for sale, it can be propagated by cuttings. Not only standard cuttings are rooted, but also whole lashes up to 1 m long. The scourge is laid on loose moist soil, deepening the cut site, and is attached in several places. Cuttings are planted in a container with wet sand, covered with polyethylene and placed in a bright place without direct sunlight.
At a temperature of about +20 degrees, they take root easily, and after 2-3 months the bushes are transplanted into a nutrient substrate based on peat with the addition of sand and humus in equal parts.
SCENE IN OPEN GROUND
A stsevola is planted after the threat of freezing frost has passed, and the soil warms up to +18 degrees, at a distance of 25-30 cm, without deepening the root neck. The landing hole must be laid drainage.
Stcevola prefers to grow in the open sun, tolerates short-term drought normally. Further care - timely weeding and proper watering. To avoid root rot, the soil is maintained in a slightly moist state, preventing water stagnation. Watered under the root only after the earth dries.
You can mulch the soil with a layer of bark or peat. Once a month, they feed half the dose of organic fertilizers or a solution of mineral (reducing the concentration by half) at each watering.
In mid-summer, if the bush begins to "fall apart", it is cut in half or two-thirds to stimulate the growth of new shoots and flowering. You can strengthen the branching and get a denser and more attractive plant by pinching the tops of the stems and removing poorly flowering shoots. Cut greens are used for cuttings.
At the end of the season, when preparing the mother liquor for wintering, the stsevola is cut to 2/3 of the length of the shoots and dug out, without waiting for the cold. Planted in clay pots with drainage holes. The flower successfully winters at + 10 degrees, in conditions of good lighting and poor watering - the earthen lump should be slightly moist.
See also: Eukomis (photo) planting and care
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© Author: Tatyana POLITOVA, collector of plants, Oryol. Photo by Tatyana SANCHUK
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