What flowers to choose for your house? There is no unambiguous answer to this question. Someone prefers abundantly flowering plants and creates a miniature fragrant garden in the apartment. Someone is fond of growing only cacti, considering them the most unpretentious. Well, some choose species of plants, based on their people's perceptions. Each flower has its own energy field, which affects people and their environment. For example, geranium is considered to be a peace-loving plant that eliminates all family strife. Cacti protect the house from robbers, and dracene helps to successfully complete any business started. But the most popular plant that has an impact on a person's life is a peasant woman or a money tree (as they call it among the people). Based on the name, you can understand that this flower helps improve the financial situation in the family. That is why many of us aspire to grow it. In this article we will talk about all the features of this plant and learn how to care for a money tree, so that it remains healthy and beautiful for a long time.
Reproduction and planting
To house a tree attracted to the housefinance, it is necessary to grow it yourself, so the option of buying an adult plant completely disappears. Reproduction of a fat girl is not difficult: just break off a small twig, which has 2-3 leaves, from an adult flower, wait until it releases the roots and planted in a suitable soil. If you want to speed up the process, you can purchase a special mixture in the store - the rootstock. Dilute it in water according to the instructions and place the procession there. Once the roots appear, consider that the reproduction is over - the plant can be planted. Choose for him a low pot, better ceramic. The container you just bought should be thoroughly washed with soapy water and rinsed well, in order to avoid contamination of the flower. At the bottom of the pot, put a drain (expanded clay). It is necessary to regulate humidity. If the container under the flower has holes for drainage, it will be sufficient to have a centimeter drainage layer. If not - the layer should be thicker, about 3-5 centimeters. Money tree is unpretentious to the ground. It can be landed in ordinary land mixed with sand in a 4: 1 ratio. Or get a universal primer in the store. It is necessary to add a few words about fertilizer for the plant. This procedure is carried out from April to September, no more than once a month. For top dressing it is best to take universal mixtures or mixtures for cacti. Fertilizer is produced on wet soil, immediately after watering.
Care for the money tree
So, how to care for a money tree? How often should it be watered and how to replant it? There are some nuances that must be known to a beginner florist. Let's look at them in more detail. Since this houseplant is native to Africa, it is very fond of sunlight. He does not hurt either the heat or dry air. However, putting the plant on the street in the hot season, try to place the pot in a place where there is no direct sunlight. Otherwise, the leaves will "burn": they will begin to turn yellow and fall off. In spring and summer, watering the plant is necessary quite often - 2-3 times a week. Here everything depends on the air temperature. Before pouring a money tree, check the soil for moisture. To do this, take a wooden stick and pierce the ground. If wet marks remain on it, you should wait with watering. Otherwise, you will flood the plant, and it will die. In winter, watering is reduced to once in two weeks. The money tree likes to "swim", especially during the hot season. Spray the leaves from the spray gun with water. For irrigation, it is best to take rainwater or melt water. Plant transplantation is performed no more often than once a year, preferably in spring. The new pot should be wider and slightly deeper than the previous one. Ideally, the pot width should be the same as the width of the tree crown. Too deep pot selection is not recommended, because the root will drag down, and the plant itself will rush upward. What will give him an elongated and ugly shape. Place a layer of drainage in the pot, gently pull the tree from the old soil and, without cleaning the roots of the earthy coma, place it in a new pot. Too ramming the soil is not necessary, just after the time, pour fresh soil. And once a month you must "punch" the soil using an old fork or knife.
To your home tree has a beautiful shape,you need to periodically pinch his crown. How to do it? Wait until 3-4 pairs of leaves appear on the branch, and a new twig will begin to "peck" between the last pair. That's it and you need to remove - pinch your fingers or tweezers. After a while, you will see that two or even three new ones appeared on the site of the remote process. This means that your tree has started branching. If only one new kidney appears, repeat the above procedure. If one of the twigs out of the total mass (stretched upward), it can be cut and sprinkled with the ashes. Do not pull the crown with wire or rope! So you just damage the plant. And the shape will not be better: the branches will start to grow all in one direction. Lower leaves, growing directly on the trunk, do not need to be torn off. They themselves will fall away with time.
Money Tree and Feng Shui
According to the teachings of Feng Shui, the money tree is capable ofnot only to attract finances to the house, but also to radiate positive energy. In order to direct this energy in the right direction, it is necessary to choose the right place for the plant. The ideal option will be the sill of the window facing south-east. According to Feng Shui, this direction stimulates the appearance of positive energy in the house. By the way, to slightly spur the process, tie a red ribbon to the tree trunk. This will help achieve the desired result in a shorter time. There are a few tricks that "work" to attract funds. Before planting, put a small coin in the pot, sprinkle a little on the ground, then place the plant itself there. In the New Year's Eve decorate the money tree with coins of different denominations. Also for decoration you can use chocolate money in shiny wrappers. They are tied with red and yellow ribbons and hung on a plant.
Does the money tree blossom?
The question of flowering is probably the most popularamong people growing indoor plants. We are accustomed to seeing a fat woman exclusively in green, but she is able to give her owners extraordinary flowers! The money tree throws out a lot of small white buds, similar to fishnet snowflakes. However, not every florist can achieve this result. What is the secret here? Like all houseplants of this type (succulents), Tolstyan chooses an autumn-winter period for the release of buds. Flowers can not appear until the plant reaches 5-6 years of age. In order to increase the chances of flowering, try to limit the tree from sudden temperature changes. If the plant has stood all summer in the open air, it is not necessary to bring it into the house at the first cold snap. No harm can come from the cold air - the flower can be on the street until the first frost. And putting it in the room, find the coolest place - a corridor or a veranda will fit perfectly. And only with the onset of severe frosts, a room tree can be brought into a warm room. Here these simple tips will help you achieve a blossoming of a fat woman. However, too much hope for a positive result is not worth it. As already mentioned above, the money tree blossoms in the home environment very, very rarely. But in the greenhouses (next to other indoor plants), you can often find strewn with lace flowers, because there are ideal conditions for it to develop and grow. As you can see, caring for a money tree is not particularly difficult. Still it would be desirable to add - this flower grows quickly enough. In a couple of years a miniature tree with a tree trunk and a lot of bright green fleshy leaves will appear on your windowsill, the number of which will necessarily affect the welfare of the family budget. The main thing is to believe in miracles! We advise you to read: