Content of the article:
video Appearing on the window sill of a new plant is always a memorable and very pleasant event! If the grower fell in love with vriezia, the methods of propagation of this plant will help not only to replenish the collection regularly, but simply not to lose the bright indoor culture.
Vriesia is a plant of the bromeliad family, to which the well-known pineapple belongs, bromeliad itself, and beloved flower grower, gummania. Indoor flower is easily recognized by a powerful rosette of elongated leaves, growing as they grow older. When vrieseia blooms, releasing a spike with a spike inflorescence, her life begins to decline. With no additional points of growth, the socket dies, so there is a question about flower renewal.
Knowledge of the methods of reproduction of vriezia will help you to carry out your plans. At home, most often used jigging children, formed at the base of the mother outlet. This method is not too laborious and is available even for beginners. In addition, the processes grown on the parental specimen grow up and bloom faster.
Reproduction of vriezii by processes is not the only possible way. Enthusiasts of this culture know that with a certain skill and knowledge the flower can be propagated with the help of seeds.
Reproduction of Vriesia with
Processes Although at the end of flowering the life of the vriesia naturally ends, the plant itself takes care of the continuation of its kind. At the base of the outlet appear rapidly growing offspring.
For 40–60 days, the daughter plants form quite viable outlets. It is convenient to separate them at the time of transplantation, when the entire root system is outside the pot, and a separation can be carried out with minimal losses.
Young sockets may have roots. But sometimes it is not possible to save them, or the outlet is still so small that it did not have time to acquire its own food authorities. Do not despair and throw away precious planting stock.
After treatment with a growth stimulator and when it is in favorable conditions, young vriezia is restored and forms the root system.
A mixture based on:
- washed river sand as the substrate for propagation of vriezii by processes is used;Peat
- leaf land.
To structure the soil, it adds crushed bark and charcoal. The last component will protect young plants from rot and reproduction of bacterial flora.
Planting is carried out shallowly, making sure that the soil does not fall into the core of the outlet. The pots are placed in a greenhouse room, where they maintain a temperature of 25–27 ° C.
Care after transplantation is reduced to soft watering and maintaining increased, but not excessive humidity. Do not allow the formation of abundant condensate, threatening the propagation of mold and rotting of new varieties. Therefore, the greenhouse is regularly ventilated, and the overhanging drops are removed with a soft cloth. The appearance of fresh leaves is a signal that the plant has taken root, and it can be transferred to the window-sill to adult brethren.
The advantage of this method is that reproduction of vriezii by processes allows you to get exact copies of the parent plant, which preserve the appearance of both decorative leaves and bright spike-shaped inflorescences.
Reproduction of Vriesia by Seeds
This method of reproduction of Vriesia is more laborious than the previous one, but it helps to get new hybrids and will interest real room culture fans.
The flowers of Vriesia are short-lived, but if they are naturally or artificially pollinated, seeds are formed that can give life to new plants. They are ready for planting when the seed pods unfold.
For sowing, a loose, light mixture based on is used:
- turf and leaf land, taken in equal shares;
- cleared from coarse inclusions of peat in half the volume of the soil;
- a small amount of river sand to loosen the substrate;
- crushed, pre-steamed bark;
If you can not make the soil yourself, take the mixture for bromeliad or orchids. The latter substrate is too large, so it is crushed with this method of propagation of vriezia. Seeds are spread over the surface and moisturize abundantly. In conditions of high humidity and at a temperature of about 25 ° C, shoots appear after 2-3 weeks.
Large seeds are laid out on a fine-mesh plastic mesh stretched over a shallow container. Covering such a container with a lid, you can get an improvised greenhouse for the germination of varieces.
You can dive tiny sockets in 2 months, and at six months old, Vriesia is transplanted to a permanent place of residence.
Transplant of tiny sockets requires special attention. It is important not to deepen the core, otherwise the growth point quickly decays, condemning the whole plant to death. Until the seedlings are transferred to permanent pots, it is better to keep them in a greenhouse at high humidity and constant temperature. Further care for variezia after transplantation does not differ from the usual one, which consists in watering and infrequent supplements with liquid formulations for bromeliads.