Violet is one of the most common and at the same time diverse indoor plants, a favorite of many flower growers. With proper care of this plant, an excellent result can be achieved, namely year-round flowering.
The most common type is an ordinary violet, it is rich in color, but its flower is simple, single-layered. The second type from the decorative category is a violet with a two-layer flower. From the side it looks like a stuffed bud. Further, the variety begins on the stems, the color of the leaves, but when caring for a home beauty, this is not so important – they have one care.
Room violet care rules
- The most basic rule of caring for this beauty is “the right relationship with water.” Remember, in no case should the violet be sprayed with water. This applies to violets and any other plant with fleecy leaves. If water gets on the leaves, brown spots may appear. Such spots will lead to leaf decay, and with abundant spraying – to the death of the flower. Watering is preferably carried out with a special watering can with a long and narrow spout, which allows watering along the edges of the pot, so that the core (middle of the pot) is not washed out. The water in the watering can must be at room temperature.
- Excessive watering is not needed. The reference point for the next watering is the soil, there is no need to wait for complete drying, a couple of centimeters of the top layer have dried up – you can water again.
- The second rule is a sufficient and at the same time moderate amount of light. The violet will feel bad when there is a lack of light, will not bloom, grow, just stop growing. Excessive light can cause burns on the leaves, which over time can lead to the complete death of the flower. Try to find the very place with moderate light and then the violet will reward with its beauty of flowering for a long period, ideally the violet can bloom all year round.
- “House” for violets. The flower pot should not be large. The violet root system is not very developed, which is why the violet pots are not very deep, but rather wide.
- Lack of drafts. The lady is from Africa, loves warmth and comfort.
- Regularly cut the bottom row of leaves, such renewal, just abundantly contributes to the duration of flowering. Cut leaves can not be thrown away, but planted in new pots.
There are many options for rooting beauty leaves. Put one of these in a jar with a narrow neck (for example, a jar of calendula tincture).
The second method is a glass and a cardboard lining: the cardboard should be slightly larger in diameter from the glass and with the required number and diameter of holes for violet leaves, we insert leaves into these holes, and put the leaves in a glass of water. Some growers also like to root with a substrate.
The simplest and most affordable method is to spread the cut violet leaves on a saucer, in the center of which is a cotton swab, and pour some water into the center using the same special watering can.
Periodically, water needs to be added, while observing the appearance of roots on the leaves-cuttings. When the roots appear, the leaves can be planted in a pot.
The ideal time for transplants: summer and spring, but autumn and winter, with proper and careful care, will give the same result.
When you follow these basic rules of care, a home beauty will delight you with her flowers.
The flowering of this beauty is very diverse, connoisseurs of flowers, and specifically violets, try to collect as wide a range of colors as possible in their collections.