Chrysanthemum - a beautiful autumn flower, growing mainly in the open field. Its brightness and diversity have long conquered the hearts of many gardeners. Only with the first frost chrysanthemum stops its flowering until next fall, but I would like to extend this beauty! That is why breeders bred varieties adapted to growth at home. Growing chrysanthemums at home is a simple matter, but it does require some knowledge.
In the world there are tens of thousands of varieties of chrysanthemums. All of them differ in height, leaf shape, color, bud shape. Some species are completely covered with small buds, while others have only a few large flowers. The color range of some chrysanthemums is simply endless. They can be pure white, dark blue, bright red or purple.
Chrysanthemums in a pot can be small-colored or large-flowered. For home cultivation, Chinese and Korean varieties are most often selected. Most of them do not grow taller than 20 cm, which makes them easier to care for and makes their shape and size most suitable for their location in the room.
Spray chrysanthemum has always been an object of admiration. Some oriental poets gently sang this flower in their works. However, research has helped to reveal such interesting facts:
- Some varieties of chrysanthemum are edible;
- it is used as a drug for diseases of the digestive and nervous systems;
- the smell of the flower helps to remove migraine attacks;
- blooming bud helps purify the air in the room.
All flowers being prepared for sale are treated with various chemicals. This is what complicates the further ability of the flower to adapt to new conditions. No less affected is the fact that most of them are planted in transporting soil, which is unsuitable for long-term growth. So, as soon as the chrysanthemum gets into a new house, it needs the right care.
In winter, for the chrysanthemum comes a period of rest. In order not to disturb the life rhythm of the plant, the temperature of the flower habitat should not be above 12 degrees. For this, some take out the chrysanthemum to the loggia or to the balcony.