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Kalanchoe is an indoor plant that has been adorned with the windowsills of private houses and apartments for a long time. Growing Kalanchoe is a fairly simple procedure. The simplest of these is the application of the leaflet.
- Description of the plant
- Benefits and features of the flower
- Growing features
- Breeding features
Description of the plant
Kalanchoe is characterized by the presence of thickened fibrous roots, as well as fleshy stems that lignify in old plants. On the stems there is a thick and succulent foliage, which has a spiral-opposite arrangement. Kalanchoe has petiolar or sessile leaves. The leaf plates are characterized by the presence of a stem-embracing base. The shape of the leaf plates is varied depending on.
Plain or feathery leaves have a smooth edged edge. Some plant species have a jagged edge. The thickness of the plate is flat or cylindrical. The size of the leaves of the plant can also vary depending on the variety.
All types of flowers have apical peduncles. Some of them may have leaf sinuses at the base. The plant is characterized by the presence of four-petalled flowers, which can have different colors. Due to the attractive appearance of the Kalanchoe, it can be used to decorate a room for various purposes.
Benefits and features of the flower
The indisputable advantage of Kalanchoe is that it has a number of medicinal properties. Today there are more than 200 types of flowers. Growing at home is carried out only a few types of flowers. Since the flower belongs to the category of tropical plants, it can fully tolerate drought or excessive moisture.
Kalanchoe does not need frequent fertilizers and transplants. The flower is characterized by a high level of disease and pests. If the Kalanchoe begins to rot or wither, then it is divided into cuttings and rooted. With the help of this plant, a variety of diseases are treated, since it is characterized by the presence of anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Also, the flower is widely used for the treatment of various injuries on the skin. Kalanchoe is an amazing flower that is used not only to decorate rooms, but also to treat various diseases.
Reproduction of Kalanchoe leaves is carried out in several stages. Initially, you need to prepare a soil mixture and a pot. The soil for planting a plant should consist of:
- Leafy land
- Coarse river sand
To ensure the success of the procedure, it is recommended to carry out it at the end of March. A flower grower needs to be careful about choosing a pot. Clay pots are best. In their absence, it is recommended to give preference to plastic containers. Growing plants in glass pots is not recommended as the root system does not tolerate light.
Kalanchoe is the accumulation of moisture in the foliage. That is why the flower can fully tolerate drought. The plant needs abundant watering. In order to avoid decay of the root system, it is not necessary to overdo it in this case. Between watering, it is necessary to ensure that the earthen lump dries out completely. If the above conditions are met, the successful cultivation of Kalanchoe will be ensured.
Kalanchoe can be propagated in various ways - by cuttings, babies, seeds, leaves. The latter method is as simple as possible and therefore is widely used by different growers. Plant propagation with a leaf can be carried out at any time of the year.
Video about the breeding of Kalanchoe:
Initially, a leaf is cut from an adult plant. After that, its cut part must be placed in a pot with a previously prepared soil mixture. The flower grower must ensure that the substrate is properly moisturized. In order to guarantee the growth of the plant before planting in the ground, it is recommended to place it in a growth stimulator for several hours.
From above it is necessary to cover the leaf with a glass jar, which will make it possible to create a greenhouse effect. After several days, the rooting of the leaf and the formation of a new flower will be observed. When using this method of reproduction, a fairly rapid growth of Kalanchoe is observed.
Plant propagation can be carried out using fallen leaves. In this case, the leaf must be placed in water until the roots appear. After that, it is planted in the ground. Kalanchoe, whose leaf propagation is carried out quite often, is a universal leaf.
This plant is characterized by ease of care, which allows it to be grown by any person who wishes. Due to the high level of survival of the flower, it can be easily grown from a leaf at home. To this end, it is necessary to follow a few simple rules for plant transplantation.