How to grow tangerine from the bone at home
Indoor mandarin very spectacular pot plant. And not only because of the bright, fragrant and appetizing orange fruit that can be stored on it for several months. Sometimes the plant gives pleasure only to its flowering, because the delicate white flowers of mandarin exude an amazing aroma. In some varieties, flowering begins in the spring and can continue all year round. Room mandarin, grown in the form of bonsai, represents a real work of art.
1. For planting a mandarin, you will need seeds, or rather bones, which can be “obtained” by purchasing several ripe mandarins from the store. For the success of the event, it is better to have more bones (at least 5-10), since not everyone will be able to germinate.
2. Next, it is necessary that the bones are pinched or swollen. To do this, the bones need to be wrapped in gauze and lightly moistened with water for several days.
3The optimal ground for planting will be a special ground for citrus fruit purchased at a flower shop, but in principle, any light mixture is suitable for tangerines. For example, if you mix in equal parts of turf and leaf land, rotted, completely manure humus and compost, your mandarin will surely like it. A mixture based on peat is neither worth doing nor buying. Do not forget about the need for drainage.
For the emergence of seedlings, the mandarin needs a fairly long time; the first noticeable shoots appear only after two or three weeks, and sometimes even a whole month.
4. Mandarin generally grows very slowly, and sometimes also stops growth. But if you do not lose hope and enthusiasm and provide him with the necessary care, he will grow a beautiful tree that pleases your eye.
5. Of course, the mandarin is unpretentious in keeping the tree (not only among citrus fruits, but also among all other plants), but it still requires adherence to some rules of care. The most important condition for him is the abundance of sunlight. For the light-loving mandarin, you need intense lighting 12 hours a day all year round.
6Mandarin is also very sensitive to humidity. In summer, it should be watered abundantly, but not flooded, and in winter it should be cut, but make sure that the soil does not dry out. In addition, daily mandarin leaves should be sprayed with filtered or boiled clean water to compensate for the dryness of the air, you can even place a small room fountain near the mandarin so that it additionally moistens the air.
7. As the tangerine tree grows, it needs to be transplanted into a larger pot. It is best to do this at the end of winter - early spring. Need to take a pot with a diameter of 3-5 cm more than the previous one. Transplant the mandarin tree by transshipment method, keeping the old earth litter as much as possible, so as not to damage the root system of the plant.
8. A few weeks after transplanting, a period of active growth should begin near the tree. Such periods will be repeated several times during the spring and summer season. During this period, you need to feed tangerine once a week or two with mineral and organic fertilizers. You can use as a fertilizer sleeping tea brew, which you need to prikopat in the soil.
9.Tangerines grown at home grow only up to 1.5 m and are miniature trees that fit perfectly into any interior, even without any fruits. And when a tree is strewn with fragrant flowers, and then with bright fruits, it becomes the universal center of attraction, giving beauty and causing sighs of admiration.
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