Ampel geranium is an excellent option for decorating windows and balconies
Geraniums are widely known plants. They have gained popularity due to unpretentiousness, beautiful bright inflorescences and a long flowering period. These plants were known even in ancient Greece. In Europe, they appeared in the XVII-XVIII century, and in the twentieth century, many varieties were created that differed in the form and color of flowers and leaves. Ampelic geranium was also produced.It is distinguished by long, shaggy shoots,which create a beautiful waterfall from dense greenery and bright haloes of the inflorescence. From other species it can also be distinguished by smooth leaves (erect species have a pubescent leaf plate).
Ampelnaya geranium has more than seventyvarieties, and all of them have special requirements for care. First of all, it is necessary for them to choose sufficiently illuminated places. The southern windows are best suited, but the western will also arrange a flower. On the other, the ampel geranium can stop flowering and even throw off the foliage. The temperature should be about 25aboutWith summer and no less than 15aboutWith the winter. In the warm season, the plantrequires abundant watering, but does not tolerate stagnationwater, so in the pot must be a good drainage. In summer, the land should be constantly moist, in winter it is better to water the plant every 1-1.5 weeks. Make sure that leaves get as little water as possible - putrefactive processes can develop or even more serious diseases may occur. Try to water this plant or in a pallet, or under the root - so you avoid getting moisture on the leaves. He does not like ampel geraniums and sprinkles, so do these procedures as rarely as possible - the plant will be healthier.
When choosing a pot, take it not too big. To increase the flowering period between the root and the wall of the vessel should be 2-3 centimeters. To the ground ampel geranium is unpretentious. For fertilizing, you can use any complex fertilizer with a high content of potassium. The regularity of the procedure in summer is once a month, in winter it is better to abstain from top dressing altogether. It is necessary to transplant this plant once in two years, preferably in the spring. In the ground it is better to add a small part of the peat - this will speed up the engraftmentplants. If there is no need to increase the pot, you can simply remove the old soil and replace it with a new one.
Propagation ampelnaya geranium seeds and cuttings. The use of seeds is a laborious and complex process, vegetative reproduction is much simpler. Cuttings cuttings are dried in the open air for a day, then dipped into carbon powder. Prepare a soil mixture: take peat, sand and leaf land in equal parts, spend it disinfection: pour boiling water and put in the oven for 20-25 minutes. When the ground cools, you can start landing. Rooting occurs within a month. Oftenplants planted in the spring, by the summer let out the first flowers.
If you want to beautifully arrange a balcony, window,Alpine hill - for this you will fit geranium ampel. Care for her though it has features, but does not take much time, but the view of such plants is very beautiful, the flowering period is long, the coloring is bright. They look very decorative. Flowers simple or terry, pink, red, white, light green tones, with or without a border - all this geranium ampel. Photo of these plants will not leave indifferent any lover of domestic plants.