Advice 1: How to water begonia

Proper care of begonia is impossible without irrigation. In order for the plant felt comfortable enough and successfully developed, it is necessary to follow certain rules.

How to water begonia
You will need
  • Water
Before watering begonia, you must prepare the water. Normal tap water is too hard, so it's best to defend it in an open container for a day to rid it of chlorine. Further soften its filtering by normal household filter or boiling. Can be used to soften garden peat. To do this, put 1 kilogram of peat in permeable package in 10 liters of water, this way the soil will become more acidic.
Water the plant evenly, it should be done at the same time, preferably in the morning. In summer water should be enough, otherwise the foliage will wilt. Depending on the ambient temperature, watering begonias make a day or once in several days.
In winter, water the flower as drying of the soil in the pot. This is normally weeks. If the room temperature is not too high, you can water the plant with warm water. After the earth dries, proryhlit the top layer to a depth of one centimeter. This will keep a sufficient level of humidity inside the pot.
For irrigation you can use the method of immersion of the pot. To do this in a deep bowl, larger than the diameter of the pot is filled with softened water. Immerse the flower in water and wait until it soaked the ground ball through the drainage holes at the bottom of the bowls. This is enough for 15-20 minutes. Then put the pot on the tray, if it leaked too much water, then pour it in an hour.
With all the love of the plant to moisture, begonia can not tolerate spraying the leaves. From water droplets they formed brown spots similar to rust.
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It is necessary to organize such watering to maintain adequate moisture in the soil was not waterlogging, otherwise the roots will rot. This can help in a sufficient level of drainage at the bottom of the pot.

Advice 2: How to water the flowers

The success of room floriculture depends on many factors: correct choice of plants, air and thermal conditions of the rooms, sufficient mineral nutrition. And, of course, a competent irrigation.
How to water the flowers
The water can be likened to the blood of the plant. It gets to the plant body through the root system, dissolve in a mineral salt land and nourishes the plant.The life of plants has its phases. The water in each is consumed in different ways. The resting period, watering is moderate, the period of intensive growth - more water.Correct watering healthy flowers.
Watering flowers, remember that the leaves "breathe" and evaporate water. With this plant can lower its temperature on hot days to avoid overheating. But at the critical hot temperature, the root system is unable to cope with the replenishment of water consumption, and even reinforced watering will not solve the problem. In such a situation two options: colors shading from direct sun exposure and spraying (evergreens sprayed in the winter).
When you purchase soil mix pay attention to recommendations for its use - a reference to the types and varieties of flowers. A properly chosen mixture is optimally retains water and regulates the outflow of its surplus that protects from overwatering. But Oplotnica, dusty "old" land with poor drainage can have a dry top layer and wet bottom. Sometimes Vice versa: the moisture held in the upper part but does not penetrate to the bottom of the pot.
The need for watering potted flowers define the following parameters:-parameters.

1. Weight of pot: heavy - wet earth, light weight - good.

2. Ground color: dark earth - moist, grayish - then dry.

3. Dry soil to the touch: the tip of your finger is dry after dipping 1 cm - watering.

• Lichen and small moss green on the surface of the earthen mixture - evidence of lack of sunlight and a systematic overabundance of moisture.

• If the moisture in the ground enough, when clicking the wall of the pot will emit a dull sound. If the mixture is dry, the sound will be voiced.
Carefully follow the stability state of earthen coma. The abrupt transition from excessive watering to suspend harmful to the flowers: they can lose leaves and buds.

Strictly dose watering in accordance with season, time of day, temperature in the room, admissibility of the presence of water in the pan.

• Abundantly water the plants in summer, moderately and sparingly in winter.

• In the spring, summer, water the flowers in any part of the day, autumn and winter - in the morning.

• In the summer the water in the pan left after the morning watering, it is acceptable to leave in the fall and winter should be drained.
Take note: the so-called succulent plants (aloe, cacti and others) require daily watering in summer, and in autumn and winter – two to three times a week (as the drying earthen coma).

Remember: flowers are particularly sensitive to a correct irrigation during the end of growth and the transition to the resting state in September-October. Excessive watering during these months can even lead to plant death. In this period of transition (typically the raw for city apartments - not yet connected to the Central heating) water the flowers need even less than in the winter.
In a period of growth and flowering indoor cultivation is recommended to water water which is warmer than the surrounding air. Some types of flowers (gloxinia, cyclamen) take water to drink from the tray. Boiled water the flowers not watered.
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If you have dry clod of earth in a flower pot, it will lag behind its walls, and water for irrigation will go in the pan, not wetting the soil mixture. To impregnate whom it is possible by submerging the pot in a bowl of water for an hour or two.
Don't forget about the temperature control of water for irrigation. Tropical plants and flowers fragile root system (orchids, cacti, ferns) do not tolerate cold water can rot the roots). Room temperature water gets, usually per day.
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