Tradesscantia (Tradescantia) – a plant with long curly shoots of the Commeline family, suitable for growing both indoors and in flower beds. Known to flowers since the XVII century. Among the lovers of homely flower growing, the Tradescania received universal recognition for ease of care and unpretentiousness to the conditions of detention. Today we will tell you about how to multiply the Tracdania at home.
To begin with introduce you to this plant. The main decorative effect provides multiple branches with amazing leaves painted in a variety of color range options – from green (with its all possible shades) to blueberry, and some varieties have leaflets with original stripes. Cascade of well-groomed plants with lush foliage resembles a magical waterfall. TREDESCHANCE Flowers with non-splash flowers, which their appearance do not particularly inspire contemporars, so many design specialists are recommended to climb buds.
Modern breeders are constantly working to create new picturesque varieties of tradesans, the demand for which continues to increase, thanks to a simple plant care and simple breeding methods.
Methods of breeding
The best time to breed a tradescania – Spring. You can do it at another time of year, it is not recommended only in winter. Do not forget to always take into account one subtlety: these plants have very fragile brittle stems, be extremely careful when working with them. Tradestration can be multiplied with cuttings, rooting of messengers, dividing bushes and seeds.
The easiest and most popular way. For shilling, you choose strong mature shoots and cut the cuttings up to 15 cm long. Slices are performed under the nodes so that each of the cuttings is with the kidneys. Cuttings are lowered to the water for the formation of roots.
After about 10 days, small roots grow (about 5 cm). Rooted cuttings need to be seeded in pots, you can a few pieces in each. To enhance the branching of the branch, the stalking of the stems is practiced. The correct composition of the soil – the key to the good development of cuttings. It should include a compost land, humid and river sand.
Some flower rods plant cuttings immediately in pots with substrate, bypassing rooting in water. At a temperature of approximately +20 degrees and multiple lighting, the roots will be successfully worked in the substrate, and shoots with numerous branches and beautiful foliage from the kidneys on cuttings. With full observance of agrotechnics after 1-1.5 months, it grows quite decorative bush.
By rooting the messengers
On hanging sprigs of the tradescania there is always a barely notable root root. If the escape will “make up” to the soil, then immediately clings for the soil, which is successfully used in reproduction. Next to the main plant is a pot with a wet substrate, one of the lower escapes is bended to it and fixes to the ground with a stud. The roots are almost immediately beginning to germinate into the soil, a new bush is formed.
The finished rooting bush is cut off from the parent plant and grown separately.
This procedure is carried out in spring. The plant digs out of the pot, clean the roots from the soil and cut into a piece of a sharp garden knife. Sections of sections are sprinkled with wood ash (can be activated by coal) and searched in prepared containers with substrate.
This is the longest way. If the tradescania breeds seeds, then from the moment of sowing seeds to adult, the bustle will be held 2-3 years. Before planting, the seeds are soaked in a solution of growth stimulator for several hours, then they are sown to a small depth in tanks with moistened soil. Crops are covered with a transparent material and put it in the room with a temperature within 20 degrees above zero.
Waiting for the appearance of germs, carefully follow the conditions of content (temperature, humidity) and systematically ventilate the improvised “greenhouse”. With the advent of shoots, shelter is cleaned. When 3-4 leaves are formed on seedlings, they can be resettled into separate plasters or caspo.
Features of care
Despite his wonderful ability to “not get out” the owners, the Tradesska still needs minimal attention and simple care. Keep track of the state of the top layer of the soil, water up to the hot time, drain excess water from the palleons, and ensure a moderate watering in winter.
Do not overdo it with feeding – the TRADESCOTION Inhibits excessive amounts of nutrients in the soil, which adversely affects its decorativeness. Comprehensive fertilizers put half the norm specified in the recommendations. To maintain the thickness of the leaves and the beautiful shape of the bushes, young plants pinch.
In violation of the rule of the plant, the plant may be ill. The lack of light will lead to the “baldness” of the stems, they will begin to stretch, and the leaves will become small and rare. With excess dryness, the tips of the leaves dries.
The insufficient watering will indicate the sluggish stems and leaves, and on its excess – their brown shade. Noticing deviations in the appearance of a favorite plant, correct the situation – follow the care parameters.
Tradesska for a long time Attracted flower water, not only with its fine original beauty, but also therapeutic properties:
- Gardeners know it as a hemostatic and healing agent during skin damage;
- If you make a fresh leaf to the patient and make a bandage, the wound will stop bleeding, the edema and bruises will decrease, and small cuts and scratches will quickly light;
- It is useful to periodically chew a sheet of tradesbania to prevent problems with ads;
- Alcohol infusions are used for row in the treatment of injuries and for rubbing sick places;
- Tracker’s champs facilitate the symptoms of colds for throat and ORVI diseases (rinse).
But we should not forget that self-treatment is extremely dangerous – there is always a preliminary consultation of a specialist.
Returning home after a long working day, you will gladly relax in the atmosphere of comfort and comfort at the sight of well-kept plants. If you seriously enthusiasm the cultivation of tradesans – it will certainly become an indispensable addition to the collection of plants in the interior of your home or in the garden.
A great way to breed a tradescania in the video below.