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If you choose such an aesthetically attractive and exquisite flower as calla, home care means following a certain set of rules. The main factors that have a beneficial effect on plant growth are light, heat, and a properly selected pot. In the process of cultivation there may still be many difficulties, which can be circumvented if one is “armed” with sufficient knowledge.
Calla in a pot: home care
Despite the fact that the home of a graceful plant is sultry Africa, it is often used as a decoration for many interiors around the world. In European countries, this flower is grown exclusively indoors, where all the necessary conditions are created for this. Even if you do not have the appropriate experience to grow calla, home care can be quite simple.
Home copies are pretty unpretentious, they require minimal care. For calla to enjoy a pleasant appearance, it is enough to provide it with light, warmth and a suitable pot. Watering should be abundant only during the growing season. The rest of the time Calla room prefers moderate watering. However, this does not mean that the plant does not like spraying. They should be regular so that the flower can get enough moisture.
When the flowering period is over, watering should be reduced to once a week. Some experts recommend the following technique: stop watering from August, and then resume after 1.5 months.
Growing callas at home
Novice gardeners should adhere to the classic irrigation scheme. In summer, it is recommended to water the calla once a week, and from the end of August the procedure should be made more frequent. In general, the plant is shade-tolerant, so the pot can be placed in almost any part of the apartment. The only thing that should be considered is that Calla does not like a lot of sunshine.
When growing calla lilies, home care is simplified by the fact that this plant easily tolerates the standard( not higher than 20 ° C) temperature in the room. If the air temperature in the room is very high, the flower should be sprayed from a spray bottle. From time to time it can be taken out to fresh air, while avoiding the scorching sun.
In order for the flowering to be abundant, it is necessary to remove young root necks that appear even in the process of growth.
Why does not calla bloom at home?
You should not expect that it will blossom often enough in room environment. This happens usually twice a year, and more specifically, in such months as May and October. However, if the bloom is completely absent or proceeds rather passively during the indicated periods, then there may be serious reasons for this.
The adverse factors affecting flowering include:
- frequent change of flower arrangement;
- tuber sprouting;
- frequent transplanting;
- insufficient lighting in the room;
- poor plant nutrition;
- violation of the rules on care during the growing season.
It is better to feed the plant from January to March. This should be done no more than once a week with the help of special tools.
When growing kalla at home, it is very important to protect it from drafts. In the spring, you should gradually adapt the flower to natural light. The leaves, which appeared yellow, to be cut. If you take care of this plant incorrectly, some diseases can appear, including gray mold, as well as anthracnose and others.