How to care for hyacinth?
If your house has hyacinth in flowerpot, the question is inevitable, how to care for him? How to care for hyacinth, while it blooms, what to do with it, when the plant has faded, is it possible to preserve hyacinth for repeated flowering? Let's figure out the peculiarities of caring for this bulbous plant.
Hyacinth is a very suitable plant for forcing,that is, growing flowers by a certain date (season). Like other houseplants, hyacinths are grown in pots. How to care for them in the process of distillation?
Distillation (the period from planting to flowering) of hyacinthstakes about two and a half months. And if you decided to grow these flowers, for example, by March 8, then you need to plant bulbs in the middle of January. If you want to have blossoming hyacinths for New Year's holidays, then you must start the pasture in the fall.
For planting it is necessary to purchase strong andLarge onions, the diameter of which will be not less than 5 centimeters, and pots or boxes about 10 centimeters high, at the bottom of which drainage holes are made. Fill the tank with a usual flower soil or soil, intended for bulbous plants. At the bottom of the pot, a drainage layer is poured, a small layer of sand is laid on top, and then the soil is poured.
Bulbs are buried in the soil so that theirthe tops rose about 3 centimeters above the ground. If several bulbs are put in a box, then they are placed at a distance of 2.5 centimeters from each other. Around the bulbs the soil is compacted, watered, and then poured a layer of clean sand not more than 1 centimeter high.
Pots with bulbs are covered with transparent containers or plastic bags with air holes and put them in a dark cool (5-7 ° C) place for 8 weeks.
When the shoots stretch about 3-5 centimeters,The pots are moved to a warmer (about 12 ° C) shaded place for several days. After that, the transparent shelter is removed, and the flowers are rearranged to the window. With the appearance of the first buds, hyacinths are moved to a permanent place.
Care during flowering
A hyacinth growing in a pot is a home flower. How to care for him, what conditions to create, so that the plant feels comfortable?
Flowering hyacinths need good lighting,but are afraid of direct sun. Therefore, they need a bright but diffuse light. The most optimal temperature for these plants is not less than 15 and not more than 20 degrees. So, light and temperature are picked up, hyacinth home has taken its permanent place, how to take care of it further?
Like all bulbous, hyacinths do not likewaterlogging the soil. With excess moisture, the bulbs may begin to rot. Therefore, watering hyacinths is necessary as the soil dries out, only after its top layer has completely dried (before the roots start). For better flowering pots with flowers every 2-3 days you need to turn to the light source by different sides.
One and a half, two weeks blooming hyacinthsare fed with complex fertilizers (liquid solution) or fertilizers for flowering plants. After top dressing, the soil is loosened lightly. To prolong the flowering period, pots with hyacinths are taken to a cool place for the night. With proper care, hyacinths will bloom for 2-3 weeks.
Care after flowering
Faded hyacinth is still a living hyacinth. How to care after flowering after this plant? When the flowers wither, the onion continues to be watered and fed for another month. After this, the feeding is stopped completely, and watering is gradually reduced, reducing it to none. When the leaves on the plant dry, they are removed, and the bulb is removed from the soil, cleaned of the ground, dried and cleaned in the refrigerator until next season. These bulbs are used for re-forcing only after 1-2 years.
How to care for hyacinths you now know! So please yourself and your loved ones with these delicate colors with amazing aroma. Good luck!