Buvardiya — care at home
It is an undemanding houseplant, the flowering of which is accompanied by the pleasant aroma of the blossoms.
In recent years it began to grow in greenhouses for cut flowers.
In the past there were displayed many different varieties, with time a lot has been lost.
Today popular varieties with white, pink and red long tubular flowers collected in the thyroid inflorescence.
Especially a lot of bright bloom young specimens. In Europe this plant came in the XVII century and was named after the personal physician to Louis XIII and superintendent of the Royal garden in Paris, Charles Bouvard.
Location and lighting
Buvardiya home grows best in well-lit areas, but direct sunlight brings bad, prefers filtered light. Outdoors in the summer prefers a shady location.
The temperature, watering and fertilizer
The optimum temperature in summer at +13-15 degrees, in the winter a little bit lower. It is recommended to spray regularly, it loves moisture, and during flowering requires abundant watering.
More economical will be watering in winter, but it must be constantly monitored, so that the soil always remained slightly damp.
During the vegetative period, and it’s to late autumn, the plant needs 2-3 times a month fertilizing with complex fertilizers.
Transplantation and propagation
Reproduction of Bouvardia two ways, green apical cuttings and root. In the period from January to April, thick and powerful root is cut into pieces of 2.5-3 cm.
Cuttings are placed in a pot filled with a mixture of peat and sand, and the top cover thin to 1.5 cm layer of soil. The room temperature should be moderate to +15°C.
Young plants are transplanted into small flower pots, pinch out a few times and rolled over to trigger the branching of young shoots. All last year’s shoots are cut short.
Diseases and pests
Buvardiya loves moisture, so common in plants, root rot, and then the yellowing and withering of plants. Can only resist this good soil drainage. Affected plants discarded.
The flower is sensitive to changes in temperature, decrease or increase which slows down its growth and development. Chlorosis are manifested in the yellowing of leaves, indicating that the lack of iron.
In this case, the plant required chelates of iron. The flowers of the plant are sensitive to smoke and ethylene. For this reason, it is not recommended to decorate a festive table and put bouquets in the kitchen.