Magnolia flowers. Care, reproduction
Magnolia - a plant that has an ancientorigin. In the countries of the East it symbolizes chastity, spring, charm and beauty. Initially, magnolia flowers grew in the northern part of China, as well as in the central part and in the south of the USA. In the wild they are found mainly in tropical zones, in forests, dense massifs - where there is a rich soil humus.
Fragrant magnolia flowers are very beautiful andexpressive. They have the shape of a glass with a pestle of pineal form inside. By color, they can be very diverse: pink, white, orange-golden, crimson. Depending on the variety, the height of the plant can vary from one to twenty meters. The magnolia multiplies seeds, layers and cuttings. Some varieties, common in Asia Minor and the Caucasus, are frost-resistant.
Magnolia flowers need careful carethe first few years after planting. Then the plant should be simply fertilized periodically and watered regularly. In no case can you dig around the trunk of the soil and do not plant nearby other ornamental crops. Copious watering - that's what magnolia likes. Home flower enough once a year in the spring mulch with compost or peat and from time to time remove dried branches. At the age of 6-8 years, a plant grown in a flowerpot can be transplanted to a permanent place. Spring and autumn are the most favorable periods for these purposes. Heat, moisture, light - that's what magnolia likes. A flower in the home is recommended to be grown from such varieties as Hasse, Little Gem, Bracken's Brown Beauty, Magnolia soulangiana.For planting it is best to use leafy, soddy soil, sand and humus.The plant likes moist air, therefore it is recommended to spray it frequently.
Plant seeds, taken in autumn from a tree,you can both in ordinary boxes for seedlings, and in the open ground. In this case it is necessary to sprinkle grains with foliage. As a rule, magnolia seeds are covered with a red oily shell, which must be removed before planting. It should be borne in mind that the plant does not tolerate calcareous soil. Soil for planting will be sufficiently fertile, with the addition of peat. It is very important to ensure that the seeds do not dry out, they must constantly be in a humid environment. In the first year the plant develops very slowly.In order not to damage the young roots inthe top layer of the soil, the ground near the seedling does not loosen. By the end of the first year, the magnolia should be fed with compost or peat, evenly distributing it in the vicinity of the stump circle. If the plant is in the open air, with the first freezing it should be brought into the house or covered with a so-called hood (on arcs). In the second year, the magnolia flowers should be dived on separate tanks or beds. Best if the plant holds a winter on a warmed balcony. In the spring the tree, which has reached a 1.5-meter height, can be planted on a permanent place. In the future, you should periodically cut off the dead branches, water it abundantly, mulch once a year with peat and remove the thickening inside the crown.