Hippeastrum is a bulbous flowering plant that can be bought at any flower shop. This flower does not form a stem. From the bulb immediately grows a flower spike with a closed bud. When the flower bud forms two true leaves, the bud blossoms, and the flowering period begins.
In flower shops often sell poor-quality planting stock. In order to get a strong green flower spike, sellers bring nitrogen fertilizer to the soil. Due to the overabundance of nitrogen and frequent watering, the root system of the hyperpermatromus rot. Tsvetonos continues to grow due to the nutrients accumulated in the bulb, but flowering does not occur.
Before buying, carefully examine the root system of the hippeastrum. If it is weak or rotten, such plants may die.
If you do not pay attention to the condition of the measles system of the hippeastrum when you buy, the bulb must be properly processed to save the plant:
- the onion is gently removed from the soil;
- With a sharp knife, scorched scales and husks are peeled off;
- the plant is treated with a stimulant for the formation of the root system;
- transplanted into a larger pot filled with a suitable soil mixture.
After treatment, the bulb will enter a period of active vegetation, so the hippeastrum will need a large amount of moisture, sunlight and nutrients.
Transplant the bulb into a new pot
Hippeastrum does not bloom in a small pot, so the plant is transplanted into a spacious pot filled with sandy loamy soil. In order to prepare the soil mixture it is necessary to take:
- two parts of sand;
- one part of the leaf ground;
- one part of peat soil;
- some garden perlite or vermiculite.
Pour vermiculite or garden perlite onto the bottom of the pot with drainage holes for draining water. The thickness of the drainage layer should be 3 cm. Then a fertile mixture is poured into the pot. The bulb is placed in the middle of the pot. Between the walls of the pot and the bulb should be a distance, cm, so that the hippeastrum formed a developed root system.
Bulb transplantation positively influences the flowering of the gippeastrum. In order for the bulb to accumulate a sufficient amount of nutrients, it is necessary to add phosphorus and potassium fertilizers to the soil. To avoid decay of the bulb, water the hippeastrum only in the pallet.