You have acquired (or you have been given) by the New Yeara real live Christmas tree in a container? A fir-tree in a pot is wonderful! This means that you can try not only to keep it alive until the spring heat, but also to transplant it into the open ground in the garden area. Of course, there is no guarantee that this coniferous plant will perfectly acclimatize in your region, but it's worth a try. How to care for a Christmas tree in a pot during the New Year holidays and after them?
Live Christmas tree in the New Year holidays
First of all, it is necessary to choose for the New Yearbeauties suitable place. Find the coolest place in the room where you plan to put a decorated Christmas tree. Away from the hot battery and heaters and closer to the perch, but so that the sun's rays on the Christmas tree do not fall. The dry air of the heated room is not suitable for this forest visitor. Therefore, spray it often. And even better, find the opportunity to put the container with a Christmas tree directly into a basin or pot with water. If you are confused by the basin under the New Year tree, decorate it with a cloth and tinsel. Water in the basin must be constantly topped up. And the herringbone, too, do not forget to water. Just do not get carried away. Otherwise, in warm air and with intensive watering, the tree may suddenly move into growth (which for its successful subsequent growth is highly undesirable). Strictly speaking, these are the necessary conditions that are important for sustaining the life of a green tree. Try to create the most suitable environment for a Christmas tree (as much as possible in a city apartment). Give up the electric garland on the tree and all the more candles. Water your herringbone, irrigate, ventilate the room in which it stands. And after the New Year holidays, removing the brilliant outfit from the tree, try to keep it for life in the open ground.
Live Christmas tree after the New Year holidays
The best options for herringbone would be"Moving" to fresh air immediately after the end of New Year's celebrations. If it is possible to prick a tree outdoors (for example, during a thaw), then be sure to do it. If you have not decided on a permanent place for a Christmas tree, dig it right in the container or at least bury it in the snow somewhere in the garden. Just select for this place a shady and sheltered from the wind. If this is not possible, and until the spring will have to keep the tree at home, then you need to take measures to its survival in urban conditions. Move the tree in the container to the glassed balcony (loggia) or to the cold sill. Or to the window in the stairwell at the entrance, unless, of course, it does not threaten your Christmas tree with the acquisition of new owners. Before you move the herringbone to the cold, moisten the soil well (moisten, not pour!). And then always make sure that the ground in the pot does not freeze. Constantly rotate the Christmas tree with different sides to the light source and protect it from direct sunlight. For a small plant, you can create a microclimate with a large plastic bottle. Cut off the bottom of the bottle and make several small holes for air exchange. Cover the entire herringbone with the bottle, along with the pot - this will ensure a constant moisture and create quite comfortable conditions for the tree. With the onset of the summer season at the first opportunity, the tree should be planted in the garden. The place for the herringbone should be shaded. The size of the landing pit is 20-30 cm larger than the diameter of the earth coma. And the walls of the pit are steep. The composition of the earth mixture for the Christmas tree: two parts of the turf ground and one part peat and sand. When planting a herringbone, make sure that the root neck is at the ground level. Be prepared for the fact that conifers take root long and hard. It is possible that this period will drag on for several seasons (up to three years).
Living room tree Araucaria
An excellent alternative to this Christmas tree - roomfir or araucaria. It is a dark green herringbone with very dense and quite spiky needles. It can be purchased in many flower shops, although on New Year's Eve it is rather difficult. Araucaria grows slowly, but it reaches a height of two meters by the age of five. Keep it best on the northern windows and shade from the sun. As the tree grows, it is necessary to change the flower pots, and after it reaches the meter height - the top layer of the soil. The soil itself for Araucaria needs a loose, good content of sand and peat. Watering the herringbone tree once a week (abundantly), and from time to time also sprinkle. In general, care for such a Christmas tree is not much different from caring for other shade-loving indoor plants. Therefore, during the year, a special Christmas tree does not cause special hassle in the pot. But when the winter comes, the frost is cracking or the snow is falling quietly, all the cities and scales are feverish on the eve of New Year's holidays, a real living tree is greening your house. She eagerly awaits her magnificent New Year dress, so that once a year from an ordinary houseplant turn into a fabulous New Year's beauty .... We advise you to read: