Of the many types of plants, ornamental plants are one of the popular choices for everyone. Starting from rural areas to urban areas, you can find them on almost every home page. The presence of them is indeed able to add a beautiful and beautiful impression to our homes. And among the various types of them, they are the most often planted. Not without reason, the beauty of the colors they emit can beautify the appearance of the environment. This time we have a reference for you on how to grow violets.
Viola Odorata comes from the genus Viola. It was initially only spread in Europe and Asia. They have the meaning of love, affection, humility, and loyalty. They also have the significance of love. They have a signification about a man’s promise to love his girl with all his heart. Meanwhile, this is also often used as a symbol of power. They consider it a truth on the path of one’s devotion to a bright future, including promising a better life.
Growing violets is easy to do. They are perennial and hardy plants. If you are interested in cultivating it at home, then consider the following easy ways. The first thing you do is choose the proper planting medium. It is a small grass plant. Therefore they are not suitable for planting in direct soil. It is because they have a spreading stem growth that is unsightly. Therefore you should choose a pot planting medium. So, the stems can cover the surface of the pot to make it look more beautiful. Choose the type of bucket pot. Avoid using black plastic polybags because it will reduce the beauty of its appearance.
The next thing you do is prepare the soil. The most important thing is the pH level of it is balanced and rich in nutrients. It is to support good growth. So that the ground in the pot does not harden quickly, it is also necessary to add other materials such as husks or sawdust. You need to mix fertilizer, husks, and sawdust on the prepared soil and stir until evenly distributed.
After preparing the soil, you can immediately do the seedling. This flower nursery uses an artificial vegetative method, namely by separating the clumps of tillers. You have to do the separation carefully. You have to pull it up to the roots. Also, try not to damage the stem above the roots. After being separated, soak the roots in a solution of systemic fungicides and bactericides for 10-20 minutes. It is to prevent infection. If you don’t have parent seeds, then you can buy them from ornamental plant sellers. You have to soak it first before doing the seedling. Then you can only plant them in pot media after you swamp them.
For planting violet seeds, you should do it in the morning or evening and immediately watered to avoid wilting in the heat of the day. Make a small mound around the base of the plant. It is to protect or support them. Remember not to apply additional fertilizer after you plant it. It can kill roots that are still not strong. After the planting process is complete, the next step is to take care of it. You need to take care of it properly so that they can produce a maximum beautiful appearance. One of the care processes for ornamental violets is watering.
The correct watering is to keep the water content in the potting soil balanced. That is the condition of the ground that is not too dry or too muddy. It is because it can live well in hot temperatures and dry environments. Don’t water it too often. Most people who fail to grow violets are watering them too often. It can rot the roots. You have to pay attention to the condition of the soil surface in the pot. You can water it if the surface of the soil looks dry. For the leaves to look fresh and clean, you should clean the leaves from dust by using a spray every 2-4 weeks.
To provide fertilizer, you can do it once a month to accelerate its growth and development. The level of nutrients in the soil affects its growth. Naturally, this violet plant will start flowering after 4-6 months. Furthermore, this plant will flower every 1-2 months. You can use a fertilizer containing auxin to speed up the blooming of flowers. We know that auxin is a growth-stimulating hormone in plants. They will grow shoots quickly and start issuing flowers when stimulated by this hormone. You can use the hormone auxin around the age of 3 months and over. The effect is that they can flower early and grow faster. The amount of interest that comes out will also be more. However, its use must also be under the recommended dosage so that abnormal growth does not occur.
Next is you have to pay attention to the disease that lurks. Diseases will attack in high humidity. Diseases that most often attack are fungal and bacterial pathogens. To prevent this, don’t water it too often. Use systemic bactericides and fungicides. They are also to protect it from rotting and wilting of the leaves.
There are many types of violets that you can grow at home. Violet Sand is one of the most widespread species of violets in Europe and Asia. Viola sororia is a species originating from North America. The flowers are bright purple and white but have large purple spots at the base. While in northern Central and East America, violet pubescens is a typical flower of the deciduous forest zone. They have well-developed leafy stems up to 25 cm high and have bright yellow flowers. It blooms in spring. As for the Ivy-shaped violet, it comes from Australia with round leaves. They have solitary flowers, white, with a purple spot in the center.