Tips for caring for asters and their types
Choosing flowering plants for giving, you can pay attention to asters - a beautiful annual or two-year-old flowering plant, also known as “Chinese callistephus” (callistephus (lat.) - “a beautiful wreath”). Due to its diversity and relative ease of care, the aster is perfect for decorating a house adjoining territory; it looks good in an ensemble of many varieties and different families of flowering plants.
Types and classification of asters
At the moment, there are about 4 thousand varieties of aster in the world, which form more than 40 varietal groups. And every year a new bred variety appears, which cannot but please the inveterate gardeners who want to beautifully arrange flower beds or a garden. With such a huge number of species, an understandable classification is required. Asters are usually divided into categories depending on:
- inflorescence heights - from dwarf (no more than 25 cm) to giant asters (more than 80 cm);
- bush forms - wide spreading and dense, pyramidal, columnar, oval;
- flowering time - early (Star of Woodland, Salome Brick-red, Midi, etc.), medium (Burma, Crimson, Blue Spider) and late (Gray-haired Lady, Anastasia, Venus, Elephant, Samantha);
- the size and shape of inflorescences - from small (4 cm) to gigantic (12 cm), tubular, transitional and reed varieties;
- destinations - for cutting, decorative, universal varieties;
colors - one and two-tone (Rosa Turm, Rainbow, Contrast, Gray-haired lady).
This is only a small part of the points that are paid attention to during classification. Since asters are very diverse and beautiful, with their help you can grow a beautiful garden using several varieties and subspecies at the same time.
Asters are fed in three stages:
When 4-5 pairs of leaves appear, to enhance the vegetation, the plant needs more nitrogen and macrocells, as well as amino acids as an antistress and growth stimulant. During this period, use vermicompost for indoor plants and seedlings. For sheet treatments, the solution is prepared in a ratio of 5 ml per 4 l of water. Ornamental leafy plants are sprayed for 7-10 days with active growth and at rest 1 p. month.
During the period of budding, we recommend Florist BUTON, which makes flowering more plentiful, and the flowers brighter and larger. Its composition includes organic substances, namely amino acids, vitamins, polysaccharides, etc. For leafy plants, it is prepared in a ratio of 5 ml per 10 l of water and treated once every 7-14 days.
Reasil for flowering plants
Organic fertilizer is very important for any plants, especially flowering ones. When choosing a product, you must rely on the effectiveness of the composition, its effect on flowers. Fertilizers are required to improve plant metabolic processes, increase metabolism and absorbency of beneficial macro- and microelements. It is important that the main composition was organic matter (humic) - for example, leonardite, and not peat or manure. Leonardite contains up to 95% humic acids, while peat includes no more than 50% in the best case.
A good option for country fertilizer can be considered Reasil for flowering plants, which includes a balanced number of macrocells and a complex of trace elements, vitamins and amino acids. The tool is considered highly effective, since each active substance enhances the action of the rest. The composition includes:
- amino acids - stimulate the growth of flowering plants, act as complexing agents for important trace elements;
- hydroxycarboxylic acids - accelerate and improve the assimilation of nutrients and the permeability of the cell membrane, contribute to the acceleration of metabolic processes;
a complex of vitamins (C, B1, B2, B12) - positively affects the metabolic processes in the plant, contribute to the growth of a strong root system;
- macro- and microelements - provide a comprehensive nutrition of the plant, contributing to growth and development.
When selecting fertilizers, it is important to choose a quality product that does not include synthetic chelating agents and does not increase the risk of phytotoxicity. The mentioned product does not contribute to the deterioration of the soil, does not harm the plant and, therefore, can not harm a person.