Advice 1: How to propagate the Decembrist

Well-groomed and properly cultivated schlumbergera schlumbergera truncated or nuclei (it is these types of in preference of Russian growers), more popularly known under the name of the Decembrist or zigokaktus, always impresses its owners with lush flowering in the winter months. According to statements by psychologists, this flower helps to survive the long winter lonely and prone to depression people. For this alone, he can say thank you. True fans of the Decembrist always happy to share my flower with those who do not. To multiply it simply.
How to propagate the Decembrist
Instruction
1
Wait until the Decembrist flourish (usually late February), and separate multiple final fragments (cuttings) of the plant. Each of them should have 2-3 segments. They separated very easily.
2
Put the cuttings on the paper and leave them for 1-2 days for podvyalivaniya in dark but well ventilated place.
3
While the cuttings podvyalivayut, prepare the ground. Take 1 part of leaf, turf and peat lands, 1 part river sand, and some brick chips. At the bottom of the pot arrange the drainage of expanded clay. If it is not possible to prepare the soil yourself, buy in a specialty store prepared the ground for cacti. Pour the ground in the large and shallow pot.
4
Place cuttings in moist land vertically, not buried (as they must be to stand on the surface of the earth). To speed up the rooting process, you can cover the pot with foil or jar. Do not forget from time to time to ventilate landing. Irrigation with warm water is moderate, no need to shed all the layers of the earth to the drainage.
5
As soon as you see the cuttings on the emergence of new segments, remove the film and start to take care of a Decembrist, as for adult plants. That is, water to defend water at room temperature (flower does not tolerate cold water), do not allow excess moisture to avoid rotting and dying roots.
Useful advice
Immediately after separation from the parent plant to put the cuttings in the water where they will quickly produce roots. However, growers have noted that slightly dried in the air painless root cuttings in the pot.

If you plant in a pot several cuttings (5-6), the Decembrist grow a lush Bush, but during flowering is more spectacular.

Advice 2 : How to transplant flower Decembrist

The Decembrist is a houseplant, which is sometimes called a cancerous cervix, "grandma's flower", rodstvennikom, siguaraya of Shlumberge. This flower is known for centuries, but the love and interest people to this day.
How to transplant flower Decembrist
Instruction
1
Flowers of the Decembrist can be compared with fireworks in red and white. Flowering plant in the winter time, then when people mostly want bright colours and warmth that it gives its owners. Many will captivate it by the fact that such a nondescript and even sullen in appearance, the plant is in flowering period is truly magical, releasing dozens of pink flowers on short delicate stem.
2
For a special flower and needed special care, for example, the Decembrist need to replant after flowering. As a rule, the plant fades in late February - right half Mar. Depending on the age of the plant is changing the frequency of its transplant, so, "veterans" (large plants) are transplanted once in 5-6 years; adult - every 3 years, and very young plants annually.
3
Transplant to flower you will need a shallow but spacious enough pot, because it is necessary to consider the presence of the plant surface root systems. You need to carefully select the soil in which you intend to replant the flower. Thus, the optimum soil of the following composition: 1 part peat lands, 1 part wood land, 1 part leaf earth, 1 part sand. Drainage is also necessary when transplanting. Of course, you can do it the easy way and buy a ready mix soil for planting cacti.
4
When transplanting, you should pay special attention to the condition of the root system of the plant. If you have any doubt that they are in the order necessary to make their cleaning and to remove dead roots, and then rinse and dry remaining before landing.
5
After transplanting to watering of the Decembrist should be approached with great caution, because of the order of 15 days, the hive will be "sick." At this time quite often to spray it.
6
A little advice to fans of this wonderful plant in order to bloom it was abundant, it is necessary to implant the flower for 2-3 segment in a circle, because the buds are formed, usually on young shoots. The regularity of the flowering can provide a simple but very effective method, by placing the Decembrist, before the flowering period (usually October) in a cool room where the temperature does not exceed 15 degrees, month 2, while minimize watering and add fertilizer. Within 60-65 days you are guaranteed to see beautiful flowers on a strong and healthy plant.
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