Transplanting cloves is easy if you know how to care, and follow some important rules. After all, after a transplant, the plant must begin and develop correctly. Specialists suggest dividing the process into specific stages. It is important to follow the sequence.
Growing cloves gives an excellent result, but you will have to work hard for this. It needs to be transplanted periodically and often. Indeed, most flower varieties belong to the category of annual plants. Perennial species also need replanting, since cloves lose their decorative properties over time. Bushes become rare.
All this suggests that the carnation should be done with short time intervals (in 1, 2 or 3 years). Most species involve reproduction by dividing overgrown shrubs. However, experienced gardeners know that there are certain varieties of flower that have 1 stem, which is the root. It is from him that the branches go, so the bush is not subject to division, even if outwardly it looks spreading and large.
Propagation of cloves can be carried out independently, as certain types of plants are able to produce lateral roots, which give life to a new bush. However, this does not apply to most varieties. They have to be planted in a vegetative way.
Most often, cloves propagate by cuttings. This method can be used in relation to all species except annual plants. Cutting of cloves is carried out by means of sand and perlite, and the sand should be calcined. If this is not done, then the cuttings can become infected with various pests and pathogenic infections.
It is recommended to propagate cloves with cuttings in the first weeks of summer, since it is during this period that the shoot of a vegetative nature is clearly expressed. At least 8 leaves must be present on it. Its landing can be carried out in the open ground, but this requires preparation. You need to properly cut the shoot, the bottom pair of leaves is removed. From the bottom to the first node of the leaves, shallow cuts are made along the stem. To better understand the whole procedure, you can resort to watching training videos that are recommended by experts.
How to grow cloves? This question is usually asked by beginner growers. One of the options that allows transplanting and propagating cloves is the use of special layering. This technique is used for plants with long vegetative shoots.
Layers can be planted in the greenhouse, as well as in the country and the garden. Initially, you need to carry out preparatory work. On the lay, inspect the lower internode, then make an incision along it along the stem. It is this side of the plant that is immersed in the ground. Flowers are quickly and well received if, after planting, the layering is plentiful and watered abundantly. After all, planting and care are two of the most important components, without which the process cannot be implemented successfully.
If the cuttings were planted in the greenhouse, then after a short period of time shoots appear on them.
You can carry out a procedure that allows you to get new flowers. For this, additional formations are separated from the main plant. To conduct this event as correctly as possible, professional flower growers recommend additionally watching a special video.
Carnation is the flower that can be sown with seeds. However, this method applies only to a group of annual or biennial carnations. When buying them, you need to pay attention to the photo, since in most cases the seed flowers of this group have a mixture of different colors.
The most convenient method of propagation of carnations for many inexperienced gardeners, and especially in the country, is the method of bush division. It is best carried out in March, which increases the chances of flowering in the summer of this year. But we must take into account that not all varieties survive after this. For example, this remark applies to Indian carnation, which is quite popular with flower lovers.
Propagation by cuttings
Where does clove grow without problems? Most often they are sown in special pots. They must be filled with special sand-based primers. The procedure is usually performed in late April or early May. It is necessary to constantly carry out special care for cloves. Particular attention is paid to the temperature regime of the soil. So that the seeds germinate, the soil is warmed up to an average of 18 ° C heat.
Using pots is a practical way that allows plants to grow stronger. After leaves appear on the seedlings of cloves (from 4 pairs), you can act: either transplant into a large container, or use a school.
A place of constant growth is selected next year. At the same time, experts note that flowers do not like to be located in one place. They gradually lose their qualities and are attacked by weeds, if this is a summer cottage.
The most popular carnations included in the Shabo group. They are annuals. Chinese carnations are also grown by annuals. They should be sown in containers with prepared substrate in any of the winter months. The optimum temperature for them is 12-15 ° C.
As a substrate, a combination of such components is used: leaves (1 part), clay-turf land (2 parts), sand (1 part). A pick is made after the formation of the first leaves, which will grow a bit and will look like real ones. During transplantation, this mixture is used, but in addition a little humus is added to the substrate as an organic fertilizer. It will be comfortable for the plant to continue growing if the air temperature is about 12 ° C.
Transplanting carnations is a process that can take a lot of time and energy. However, such costs will be a joy, as they can give excellent results.