. Transplantationbut transplanting can be a serious stumbling block. A video on how to transplant Zamiokulkas at home will help to avoid mistakes and quickly master the complex, but necessary for the plant procedure.
The difficulty of transplanting a crop that has fallen on window sills from Africa is that under the ground surface zamiokulkas hides not only tubers, but also powerful, juicy rhizomes. Damage during transfer or division of the bush can cause long and painful acclimatization, rotting of the roots.
In addition to respect for the roots, the African guest is very demanding:
- to the terms of the transplant;
- soil composition;
- size and even pot material.
In order to ensure proper care of the zamiokulkas, home transplantation does not lead to sad consequences for the plant and the florist, it is necessary to prepare for this process in advance.
Zamiokulkas transplant after purchasing
If the zamiokulkas is only brought into the house from the store and is in a shipping pot, after 2-3 weeks of stay in the house it will have to be transplanted.
There are several reasons for this:
- Young plants planted in a peat substrate in such a soil can be easily poured in or, conversely, skip the moment when the plant needs moisture.
- In addition, inside the shipping container there is often no drainage layer, and its role is played by large openings at the bottom, through which zamiokulkas roots easily penetrate. This makes it difficult to care, future transplant and negatively affects the well-being of the green pet.
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A detailed video about home transplantation of Zamiokulkas will provide comprehensive material for its implementation. And even an inexperienced florist can easily cope with an important task.
Choosing a pot and preparing for transplanting zamiokulkasa
If transplanting zamiokulkasa after purchase is carried out regardless of the season, then it is better to schedule a regular procedure at a time when the plant is preparing for active growth. In the conditions of central Russia, this period falls on the spring months.
A spring transplant of Zamiokulkas allows tubers to better acclimatize to new conditions and, taking advantage of the ingestion of a fresh nutrient substrate, it is faster to increase the green mass.
The transplant is preceded by the selection of a pot for a plant. In the case of zamiokulkas, it is important to choose a container that is suitable in size, but also in terms of material. Powerful roots have such strength that they can break a container of thin plastic or cause cracks on fragile ceramics or glass.
It is best when growing zamiokulkas proven clay unglazed pots. They are strong enough, but at the same time, the porous surface of the clay does not interfere with the penetration of air into the air and the excess moisture from the soil.
The diameter of the pot is chosen a little more than the planted tuber. The roots of plants, in nature accustomed to get moisture not in the most accessible places, willingly grow deep into. Before transplanting zamiokulkas at home, as if it were in a video, it is necessary to remove it from the old container without damage. In the case of roots that have grown deeper, this will be extremely difficult. Therefore, spectacular high pots need not less than a quarter to fill with large expanded clay:
- Young Zamiokulkasa are transplanted, or rather transported, without disturbing the earthen clod, each year, consistently increasing the size of the new pot.
- Adult specimens so often do not worry. With age, growth slows down somewhat, so such plants can change their place of residence once every 2-3 years as needed.
If, when removing a large plant, it is found that a shrub consists of several parts formed by individual tubers, it is better to carefully divide such a zamiokulkas. This is easier to do if you rinse the roots, clearing them from the old substrate.
How to transplant Zamiokulkas correctly, step by step and very accessible about this video will tell.
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What kind of land is needed for zamiokulkas
In nature zamiokulkas lives on stony with admixture of sand and a small amount of humus soils. The plant has a hard time getting nutrients and moisture, as evidenced by tubers and strong roots.
What land is needed for a zamiokulkas growing in a potted pot? In some sources for the plant it is recommended to take mixtures based on humus, garden soil and peat. Such a substrate will give the plant the opportunity to quickly increase the aerial part, but an excess of nutrition and moisture will lead to a greater risk of rotting of the zamiokulkas root system - the main problem when growing this spectacular room culture.
Soil for transplanting zamiokulkas should be moderately nutritious, but at the same time very loose, air-and moisture-permeable.
As a ready substrate, you can offer a primer for succulents. If you purchased a universal mixture for ornamental crops, add at least one third of the volume of fine expanded clay, washed river sand and perlite, crushed to small fragments of charcoal and granite chips.
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How to transplant Zamiokulkas: a step-by-step guide
The easiest way to transship a plant. At the same time, there is no risk of damage to the roots, and the zamiokulkas that have fallen into the new soil continues to grow without loss.
If we are talking about an adult plant, before transplanting zamiokulkas, as in the video, you need to clean the root system of residues of the old substrate at home:
- A plant consisting of several tubers and their sprouts can be separated and turned into severalindependent plants, planting in their pots. This will simplify the care of the zamiokulkas and increase the home grower collection.
- At the bottom of a pre-selected pot with drainage holes to drain the excess moisture poured a layer of large clay.
- A little wet substrate is laid on top of it so as to completely cover the drainage and leave room for a comfortable placement of the root system of the zamiokulkas.
- The roots are filled up so that the apical parts of the roots and tubers are on the surface of the ground. At the end of the process, the substrate is carefully compacted.
- On top of the soil to save moisture and protect the soil from excessive compaction spread clay, pebbles or other suitable mulch material.
If you correctly transplant Zamiokulkas at home, and then give the plant a little attention, it will grow well and will please you with decorative green foliage throughout the year.
Video about transplantation of zamiokulkas