Cineraria is a wonderful plant that can be diluted at home. This plant originated from the genus Astrovyhs (Compositae). Types of cineraria are very diverse. In its beauty, this flower is not comparable with any other of its kind. Representatives of this family today there are about fifty species. This article will describe in detail how to care for this plant, how to plant it, how to grow it and much more.
Growing from seed and seedling
Cerarium can be grown from both seed and seedling. If you decide to resort to the first option, the first thing you need to buy flower seeds. There will be no difficulties with this, since cineraria seeds are sold in almost all stores. I would like to emphasize that the germination of seeds is quite high and it is easy to get seedlings out of them, you just need to know how care for cineraria occurs, but more on that later.
Cineraria, like any other plant, requires care, especially if it is going to be kept at home.
Here is a brief description of how to care for a flower:
- Proper watering technique. Since cineraria is a rather “capricious” plant, it should be watered with extreme caution. Separated water at room temperature is ideal for irrigation. Water should be poured only on the root of the plant, water is not recommended for leaves or flowers. It is very important to maintain the humidity of the earth, but at the same time, cineraria cannot be over-moistened. Need a "golden middle."
- Good soil. As mentioned above, the soil should be nutritious and loose. Peat with compost in the ratio of 50/50 is perfect for this type of flower. It is good to add a piece of bark to the soil, which will contribute to the air permeability of the earth.
- Top dressing. Cerarium must be fed, especially during the flowering period. Mineral fertilizer complexes will help keep the plant in order; with proper care, the flower will surely thank its owner with a beautiful flowering.
- The humidity of the room. Home care means not only watering and feeding, you need to know that humidity is very important for a flower. Cerarium must be maintained at a temperature of 15 degrees. To make the flower more comfortable indoors, it is necessary to spray the air around the flower several times a day. Remember, this plant does not like drafts, so watch it carefully.
It must be understood that the care of a flower includes necessarily the fight against pests and various diseases that can damage the plant at different periods of its development.
The most common disease that affects cineraria is the so-called gray rot. This disease manifests its effect in the form of falling flowers and leaves when watering the plant. The main means of dealing with this trouble is the treatment of special medicines that can be easily bought at any flower shop.