You will need
- - Kalanchoe;
- - a sharp knife or blade.
First of all, define your Kalanchoe as different varieties react differently to pruning. Ordinary Kalanchoe Blossfeld, blooming red flowers, you can dive without restrictions. Even if you leave just a stump, after a while it will Bud and securewise. To the care of rare hybrids with yellow, pink, white flowers take a more cautious, they can even die as a result of improper trimming.
If the plant has outgrown (this often occurs in full sun), has lost its compact form, and formed ugly sickly the top, remove it. After each bloom be sure to cut away all the stems. To form the buds, place the plant on a dark window sill (you can even close the flower at night with a bucket or box) and hold almost no irrigation for a month. Then move to a bright place and begin watering, such a regime change favorable effect on Kalanchoe, and it will almost certainly bloom.
To Kalanchoe growing dense Bush, carefully observe the shoots. As soon as they begin to grow, they take on the top two leaves. In place of the pinching after some time will be two shoots, let them grow until the appearance of the third pair of leaves, and trim them at this level. Wait for two more shoots and a third pair of leaves, again make pinched. Act so until then, until it forms a neat, dense shrub is rounded (or desired) shape.
Last time cut shoots of Kalanchoe in November (on) or winter (on the West or East window). Please note that in winter, Kalanchoe is advisable to keep in a cool place, the optimum temperature of 10-15?C.
To propagate Kalanchoe, or simply refresh you from cuttings. To do this, cut off the young shoots with a length of 10 to 15 cm with a sharp blade or knife. Remove the leaves from the lower part of the handle, let dry 1-2 days. Prepare a place for a flower in a pot with a mixture of sand and moist peat. Place the cuttings at a depth of about 5 cm, the ground around well push. We should not close the handle with plastic or tin, but also spray water. Just moderate it and keep water at a temperature of 20-25?C.
Advice 2: How to water the Kalanchoe
It is believed that Kalanchoe in the house creates a calm and healthy atmosphere. This plant, having a relatively small height, no more than 0.5 m, ideal for growing at home. Does not require special care, so it grows well even those who are not too able to take care of flowers.
Kalanchoe is native to South Africa and Madagascar, the soil it prefers sandy soil. This plant does not like too much moisture, it is trained by evolution to harsh arid conditions, so do not fill it with water too much, otherwise the roots can rot.
In addition to the rules for watering Kalanchoe great importance is the composition of the soil. This plant requires loose soil that is freely pervious to air and water. To do this, make sure that the soil contained little peat, as it prevents ventilation. Kalanchoe in a peat environment rots and dies.
Water the flower should be rare, he calmly takes the situation where the land is almost completely dry. Much worse he has to constantly wet soil. The air is too dry loves. When you see that the upper layers of the earth quite dry, then water the plant.
In winter, Kalanchoe should be watered somewhat less than in the summer. And in the spring for him and is encouraged to make a small rest period, no irrigation.
To give the plant a rest in the early spring as soon as the flower Bud, cut all the stems, then put the pot in a shaded area. A couple of months, do not water it, it is also desirable to keep it at a temperature of about 15 degrees Celsius.
After a month or two after the start of the holiday get Kalanchoe of the foxhole, put back on a Sunny windowsill. Now it can be watered the same as always.
Useful in the summer instead of watering from time to time to arrange a fertilizer plant. Liquid fertilizer that can be purchased in gardening stores, will only benefit him.
Try to choose for Kalanchoe is a place where he'd had enough sun and heat. From spring to autumn put it on the West or East windowsill, but the winter is better for him to spend on the South window to where the warmer and sunnier.