Tips to grow chrysanthemum
Gardening Tips Nov 29, 2020
Now a days peoples are much concentrating about the gardening.it may be a vegetable gardening or flower gardening. When it comes to the point of flower gardening we always think about marigold and chrysanthemum to meet our regular requirements it may be for decoration purpose or traditional purpose. Always flowers plays an important role in all the events.
Now we can discuss about the regular maintenance and tips to grow chrysanthemum plant.
Growing Chrysanthemum Flowers
Mums need full sun and moist, well-drained soil. You can grow mums in nearly any type of soil, but they need plenty of nutrients, so make sure to enrich the soil with organic material or a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer when planting in the spring. Mulch the plants to help keep the soil moist and control weeds in the garden.
container and soil
The ideal soil for chrysanthemum growing is well drained sandy loam of good texture and aeration.the soil should be neutral or slightly acidic with ph 6.5 to 7.0 having high organic content.
Temperature should be 15.6 0c to 20.6 0c .humidity should be 70 to 90 %.it is a short day plant.
Pinching is the one of the most important cultural operation in chrysanthemum. it refers to removal of the growing tips of the plant to induce the growth of vegetative laterals.
It also helps to reduce the plant height.promotes axillary branching.delays flowering and high brakingf rosette.
Container to grow chrysanthemum plant
Chrysanthemum can grow in medium grow bags and pots also. And you can grow in planter boxes also.
Chrysanthemum flowers bloom in a range of colors in shades of white, yellow, orange, lavender, purple, or red; as well as bicolor flowers.
Chrysanthemums are great for growing directly in the garden or in containers, here are some ideas:
- Perfect for containers and baskets because of their shallow-rooting habit.
- Use as an annual in the fall to fill in and replace summer-blooming annuals.
- With the many colour varieties available, mums can provide coordinating or contrasting color accents to both indoor and outdoor spaces.
- They are relatively inexpensive, making them a great choice for large groupings or repeating throughout an area.
Pests and Diseases
Mums are generally easy to grow and care for, but some diseases and pests may infect your plants. Proper care will help keep plants healthy. Avoid overwatering and allowing the foliage to get wet. Some common pests include aphids, spider mites and Chrysanthemum leafminers. Pesticides may be necessary to control insect populations.
Leaf spot causes spots on the leaves that then wither and die. Rust causes pale spots on the tops of the leaves with powdery orange on the underside. Powdery mildew causes white or gray growth on the plant. These are all fungal diseases that can be treated by removing affected parts of the plant and applying a fungicide specific to the issue.
Disinfect the gardening tools prior to dividing or cutting back your mums. Wipe the blades with alcohol or soak the tools in a diluted bleach solution.
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