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Violettook a worthy place not only on window sills. There is a club of fans of these plants, which breed hybrid beauty with fabulous beauty, arrange exhibitions and share their experience in caring for violets at home. Species are represented by thousands of varieties registered and still in breeding, many well-known, but not included in the registry. Often these are hybrids, resulting in random selection.
Varieties of violets
Violets or Saintpaulias are a rosette of leaves without a central stem, with a large number of medium-sized flowers with petals of simple and fancy shapes. Color of flower petals, leaves varied. The shape of the outlet from simple to strongly terry. Patterned lace plants are decorative not only on the window sills. They create compositions on the kitchen apron, racks. Subject to compliance with care, the plant will decorate the most modest dwelling.
Violets and related beliefs and folk signs
When growing violets at home, it is believed that these plants strengthen the physical condition of the inhabitants and their health.
Violets ascribed the property to drive from the dwelling of ants. They create a field of luck in the house and reassure unbalanced people. If the violet died, it is believed that she took on the host disease. And if someone from the household is sick, then the violet fades away, dividing the torment of the person.
Such signs make the care of the plant that has settled in the house responsible, as the blooming violet will be an indicator of a healthy family.
The color of the inflorescences also matters:
- purple flowers are an indicator of love and mutual understanding;
- blue flowers flourish in a creative atmosphere;
- red warns against excessive mercantile spirit;
- white color brings harmony, removes negativity and suffering;
- pink flower on the window of a lonely person calls to create a pair.
Delicate flower requires a careful attitude to yourself, not only poking a finger into the ground, but stop, talk, lovingly touch the leaf. The unloved flower will wither and die from the lack of a simple morning greeting. You can rid the flower of negative energy by turning the pots from time to time on the other side to light.
Violet planting and care at home
If you decide to start violet, you should take into account its preferences. The flower loves bright light, but does not tolerate direct sunlight. Violet loves wet soil, but without stagnation of water, does not like excessive air humidity and does not tolerate spraying of the leaf blade. It can only be cleaned under a shower, but after a rare procedure, a dry plant should be taken out, without droplets of water on the leaves. Water for irrigation should always be warm and separated. Moderate watering through the pan is considered convenient and favorable for the root system.
Draft from the vents violet does not like as well as the warm air from the heater, fan. She can not stand the lack of love and peace in the house and inattention to themselves. If the desire to start violet only strengthened, then we are preparing to receive a new family member.
The maintenance of indoor violets begins with the preparation of the correct substrate and container for the plant. For planting, an acidic composition is taken, including peat, dried peat moss, leaf sand and charcoal. Moreover, moss and coal should not be more than 10% of the total composition of the main ingredients:
- peat - 3 volumes;
- leaf ground - 5 volumes;
- sand large river - 1 part.
Experts advise to add perlite and vermiculite to peat, which contribute to the retention of moisture in light soil. Poor composition requires the addition of nutrition in the growth process. Once a year, a solution of humate is added in winter, spring and autumn, they make mineral dressings with special liquid fertilizer for saintpaulia. The condition is to prevent overfeeding, the soil should remain lean at all times.