Any home plant that we are going to plant, we like our own, certain features. A fat woman, for example, is loved by many for its fleshy leaves. Geranium can not boast of such thick leaves, but its flowers are simply amazing.Kalatea many plant most likely because of the leaves, but rather because of their beautiful, original coloring.The plant is short, but very interesting and attractive. As they say, before, quite a long time ago, they wove baskets from this plant. And the very name “Kalathea” is translated as “basket”. To multiply any flower, and then successfully grow it, this is what any flower lover should be able to do. After all, to buy a plant in a store and propagate it yourself, these are completely different things. The second process, as a rule, delivers much more pleasure than ordinary purchase, even if it is a very beautiful plant.
We propagate the calathea by division. How to do it?
It is the process of dividing this plant is the simplest, so when reproducing, it is used much more often than all other methods. It is best to do this when you are relocating your calathea . Both of these processes in this case can be very successfully combined. The most important thing when dividing is to maintain the correct temperature. It should be no lower than plus 20 degrees. This is a very important point. When you divide calathea, then these, already two independent plants, will need to be planted in different pots. Their volume should not be large – no more than 9 centimeters. As for the soil, after dividing it is best to mix sand with peat. Do it in approximately equal shares.
After such a division, you need to keep track of these two plants. When they grow up and the pot is already not enough for them, they are transplanted. At the same time, everything is done by way of transshipment, very carefully. Transfer, it is essentially the same transplant.The soil here will need to be made similar in composition. However, in this case, the sand must be poured on a little more. When the period of active rooting of a kalate comes, the temperature for it should be even higher than in the first case. Here, at least, it is +22 degrees. It is better to place the flower in a darkened place. Regular watering of a young calathea, and spraying it, is an important condition for successful plant survival.
Fertilizers are also needed by the young plant. Fertilize it often, every 20 days. With the intensive development of calathea, feeding it is extremely necessary. It will take 12 months after the division, and already grown plants need to be transplanted into an even larger pot.Further, the calathea will already develop as a mature flower.
We propagate the calathea by seeds
If you started working in flowers quite recently, then it is best to keep on multiplying this method. Buy good seeds need to still be able to. And even, having bought seemingly good seeds, it is far from a fact that all of them will grow well in you. But, if you are not afraid of such difficulties at all, then for successful reproduction of the calathea in this way, you need to take the soil no longer with peat, but with leafy ground. The second part remains unchanged, that is, it is all the same sand.
After the sowing of the seeds, they must again be placed in a good, warm place, where the temperature will be between 20 and 25 degrees. After the appearance of young sprouts, they dive all in the same ground. Further, later, when the seedlings are already grown, they are already seated in separate pots.
To reproduce calathea is very troublesome, but interesting enough. If you like to tinker with seedlings and seeds, then this process will surely bring you some pleasure. And it will only increase when a practically independent plant will gradually form from your seeds.