The subtleties of growing bouvardia
Until recently, this plant was considered extremely rare and was the pride of botanical gardens. However, recently in flower shops it is increasingly possible to see a flowering bush Bouvardia (Bouvardia), the delicate aroma of which fills the air.

The beautiful plant comes from Central America and Mexico. The genus has about 50 species, but only one is grown as an ornamental.

This is a low evergreen shrub that, with good care, can reach a height of 70 cm. The leaves are dark green, shiny, ovate, up to 5 cm long. Blooms from mid-summer almost until the New Year with fragrant white-green leaves. pink or red flowers collected in thyroid inflorescences. Since the flowers are formed only on young - 1-2-year-old twigs, pruning is carried out after flowering to stimulate the formation of flowering twigs.

Cultivation: Bouvardia is light-loving, it should be slightly shaded only in summer in the afternoon. In winter, it feels good on the southern window at a temperature of at least 12 degrees.

The high humidity of the soil and air largely contributes to the proper development of the flower. From spring to the end of flowering, water abundantly. Watering is limited in winter, but regular spraying is an essential requirement. However, drops of water should not fall on the flowers. Since even in the hands of experienced gardeners it happens that after a few years the bouvardia withers and dies, and young plants bloom profusely, it is good to resume after 1-2 hours. vegetation. This is done through the upper green cuttings, less often through root shoots, which are almost not formed. Young plants are planted in loose fertile soil and pinched several times for good branching and transferred to larger pots as they grow. Adult bouvardia are transplanted in spring, in summer they feel good outdoors - on the balcony or in the garden. During the flowering period, they are fed several times with mineral fertilizers. Under no circumstances should fresh manure be introduced. In winter, fertilizers are not applied in order to well tolerate a short period of rest.

If bouvardia is grown in dry air and is not sprayed, it is easily affected by mites and aphids. Insecticides for indoor plants, which are sold in agricultural pharmacies and flower shops, help.

Reproduction: it is best to propagate bouvardia with pieces of large roots, which are cut off in the spring, when transplanted from stronger specimens and planted individually in small pots with light sandy soil. These pots are left warm, and then young plants develop from the roots. Cuttings of young shoots can be taken in the spring, but without warming the soil at the bottom it will be difficult to take root. Overall, offers an extensive range of payment options for both deposits and withdrawals. These are reliable, quickly processed and highly secure which makes them suitable for all types of players.