The propagation of indoor plants
Many types of household plants reproduce vegetative: rhizomes, leaf and stem cuttings, bulbs, suckers, and tubers.
The reproduction of plants by seeds, growers used very rarely, this method is mainly used in industrial scale.
The article describes the basic and affordable ways of reproduction colors in the home.
The reproduction of plants stem and leaf cuttings
This method is called automagically. Growers separate the stalk from the mother plant and placed for rooting in sand, water or substrate.
This method is suitable for many ornamental plants (geranium, setcreasea, tradescantia, peperomiya, chloranthus, saw, Sedum, crassula, etc.).
For propagation by cuttings with a sharp knife cut off the side shoots at the node, which will soon begin to develop young roots. Harvested on the stalk, the lower leaves trimmed.
If the cuttings are placed for rooting in water, then it is fixed with the help of foam or cotton in the narrow neck glassware so it does not touch the bottom.
After some time, will form young roots. Now you can plant the cutting in a container. On the bottom, pour a layer of the earth, place on top of the young plant and fill to the top with sand.
For the first time, it is desirable to create a greenhouse effect. The handle is covered with tin, which is removed daily for 30-40 minutes for airing.
In two weeks the Bank can be removed. Stem cuttings rooted 95%. To be sure that the indoor plant will take root, it is important to create optimal temperature and light conditions.
Leaf cuttings easily propagated (begonias, sansevera, drimiopsis, Saintpaulia, peperomii, fuchsia, gloxinia, Kalanchoe, Echeveria, etc.). The best time for propagation of houseplants from March to June.
Propagation by suckers, tubers and bulbs
Very easy to propagate plants descendants, they are already fully Mature plants. They are easy to identify, at the land formations.
The offspring are planted in small pots, where they quickly take root. Bulbs propagated haemanthus, gippeastrum, zephyranthes, pancratium, crinum, and others.
These plants from buds located in the axils of the scales of the old bulb, the formation of «kids». When they will give their roots, they are separated and planted in pots.
It’s better to do the transplant. Tuber propagated plants that have thick fleshy escape with plenty of nutrients.
For example, tuberous begonia, oksalis Depp, crocuses, gloxinia hybrid and so on.