How to care for the flower of "female happiness"
In Eastern philosophy, Zamiokulkas are often compared to women. It was believed that he was also unpretentious and not picky about the conditions. However, they are strongly attached to the place - it is very difficult to transplant a flower and move a woman to a new life, because new circumstances can injure them. And the inflorescence, for the appearance of which requires a long care at home, and there is the very female happiness that appears only in comfort and security.
In addition, in the system of concepts, Feng Shui Zamiokulkas is often associated with wealth. In this case, it is recommended to give to those people who keep their savings in dollars - according to popular belief at home, it will increase wealth.
But be that as it may, even if you do not adhere to Eastern traditions and do not strive to furnish your house according to the norms of Feng Shui, the beautiful leaves and flowers of Zamiokulkas will delight you at any time of the year.
If your zamiokulkasu little space ...
The problem faced by anyone who grows zamiokulkas at home - is the need for transplantation, which is associated with a constant increase in the size of the root system of the plant.
Also, it will be necessary to transplant it immediately after purchase or transportation over a long distance - the soil in the pots is often saturated with fertilizers, which support the follicles, but gradually deplete it, leading to the occurrence of diseases. At the same time, it is necessary to observe a number of requirements, which are imposed both on the soil and the pot, and on the environment of this wonderful plant.
Work with soil
Before starting a transplant, it is worth remembering the conditions under which zamiokulkas grows in East Africa. For him, the soil will be very poor and rich in sand and loose soil in which its roots will be well saturated with oxygen. You can make a mixture of your own, using sandy soil with a small amount of loam and chernozem, but it would be better to purchase a special substrate - land for cacti and other succulents, which is ideal for growing Zamiokulkas.
When filling the soil in a new pot, carefully check that it does not contain any lumps and seals, including black earth - a material that easily holds water.
Also, after you select a suitable land, it will not be superfluous to heat it up to 25-30aboutC, which will help to replant the plant by creating natural conditions.
When the plant is transplanted, you can carefully feed it with universal mixtures that allow you to achieve better growth of cacti and succulents at home. However, it is better not to enrich the empty soil for transplantation with minerals, since a dramatic change in circumstances can be detrimental to peacemaking. Instead, it is better to use the drainage of expanded clay or perlite - and remaining in the pot after the purchase should be put aside, as in flower shops it can be covered with fertilizer or serve as an environment for the development of bacteria.
Difficulties accompanying transplantation
As mentioned earlier, to replant such a plant at home should be subject to maximum caution. In the video you can see that special care is manifested in relation to the rhizome. This is fully justified, since it consists of a multitude of matted thick branches, which, due to the need to absorb the maximum amount of oxygen, have a very delicate and fragile shell that easily collapses with the touch of fingers.
The situation may be complicated by the fact that after the plant immediately after purchase, the roots can be damaged by the action of fertilizers. In this case, it will be much more difficult to transplant the flower - you will need to spend a lot of time to free the roots from the old soil with maximum accuracy. When you finish this painstaking work, you will have to carefully lower the zamiokulkas into a new pot so that its roots are 0.5-1 cm peeking out of the soil.
Further care is simple - you need to water the young plant 1 time in 2 weeks, observing the norm for succulents, and also make a small amount of special fertilizers.
In many educational videos you can see that a ceramic pot is used for planting a zamiokulkas. However, this decision is wrong, because with the excessive growth of rhizomes, the plant may die due to lack of oxygen. A more appropriate solution at home will be to transplant Zamiokulkas into a plastic pot with holes in the lower part - the roots in it will not stop growing even in cramped circumstances.
Such difficulties, which are accompanied by care, lead to the fact that many owners prefer to transship their hands. This procedure is simple, which can be understood in some videos - after you decide that the plant has a small pot, the soil will need to be carefully separated from the walls, trying not to disturb the earthen room. Then it must be moved to a larger pot and sprinkled with the substrate, forming a living space.
In order to provide proper care, the plant will need to provide a place for growth, sprinkling some earth into the pot before laying the coma.
A little more about the plant
By purchasing a zamiokulkas, you will get an excellent flower that can be placed both on the window of your apartment and on the floor with a sufficiently large size.
At home, it rarely grows to a height of more than 60 cm, but with proper treatment, this figure can grow significantly - to about 1.5 meters. It should be noted that the plant care is easy to provide - like all succulents, it is not picky about the environment. The only difficulty is in transplanting it, however, if you act with the utmost care, then here you will not have any difficulties.