Written by Maggie
Feb 26 2021
Cockscomb flower is the first choice for most people to raise at home because of its unique flower shape and easy survival. However, it is inevitable that there will be some problems during the maintenance process. Here is a brief introduction to how to grow and care for a Cockscomb flower.
Celosia (cockscomb flowers) are ideal for growth at temperatures between 18 and 28 ° C, and grow slowly when the temperature of the conserved environment is low, and they die in the winter.
When we grow and care for Celosia, cockscomb flower soils can be raised on well-drained, loose, fertile sandy loam soils, but poorly drained soils are prone to root rot in the roots of the Cockscomb flower.
Celosia (cockscomb flowers) like warm conditions and fear the cold. When we grow and care for Celosia, they must get plenty of light while they are growing, usually at least 4 hours per day,
Celosia (cockscomb flowers) have small inflorescences that greatly reduce their ornamental value if the conserved environment is too cloudy.
Celosia (cockscomb flowers) like dry air and avoid flooding. Because they have thick shoots and leaves, they use a lot of water during the growing season, so when we grow and care for Celosia, water them well, especially more during the hot summer months.
Potted Celosia (cockscomb flowers) need to be moved indoors during continuous rain seasons to avoid standing water and root rot.
Celosia (cockscomb flowers) require sufficient basal fertilizer during sowing, plus 1-2 combined fertilizers before and during anthesis. When we grow and care for Celosia, it is recommended that cockscomb flowers should not be overfertilized with nitrogen to avoid unfertilized growth.
When we grow and care for cockscomb flower, after the general cockscomb flower has been colonized, it needs to be discovered to facilitate branching. In addition, when used as a cut flower, the heart can be picked when the plant height is 20-30 cm.
Celosia (cockscomb flowers) generally have fewer pests and diseases, and are prone to blight in the seedling stage and aphids in the growing season. When we grow and care for Celosia, they need to be controlled in advance. If root rot is found, the diseased plant should be removed and can be prevented by spraying copper sulfate.
Sowing before and after tomb-sweeping day every year, you can live, you can also raise seedlings and transplant. Sow in spring. Sow in sandy loam soil, fine, raked and compacted, with small hills around the top. Because cockscomb flower seeds are small, they are not suitable for covering soil, so just put up a shed for shade and spray water to moisturize.
After emergence, fold shed in time. Wait for the seedling height of about 10 cm, thin bed once, and then transplanting. Either in the ground, or pot. Before planting the first plunder dung "slurry soil"; Potted culture soil should also pour compost, this is the base fertilizer. cockscomb flower do not require much fertilizer. Apply 2 -- 3 times before flowering and add a heavy fertilizer after inflorescences appear.
Plant a cockscomb flower in a pot to keep the soil from spilling over the leaves. Transplanting should take soil after transplanting, shift the shade 2-3 days, to be restored after the root system, and then move back to the Yan. In the process of growth and development, to erase the side of the bud, so that the nutrient concentration, to promote the flower color.
In order to improve the seed quality, seed should be selected every year. Choose large cockscomb flowers, beautiful appearance, the typical shape of the plant for planting. The so-called morphological typical, different varieties have different requirements. As mentioned above, broom comb, fan comb, tasseled comb and longevity comb all have their own characteristics.As long as careful selection of seeds, you can get a good reputation.
Direct seeding: suitable for large-scale cultivation. Before sowing, apply sufficient base fertilizer, generally about 8,000 kilograms of farmhouse fertilizer, fertilizer to be finely mixed with the soil. Then dig holes 2-3 minutes deep according to row spacing 1~1.2 feet, plant spacing 1 foot, sow 4 ~ 5 seeds in each acupoint, and then cover with soil for about 2 minutes, slightly pressure.
You can also press the row spacing of 1.2 feet or so to open a deep ditch of 3 minutes, the seeds will be evenly spread into the ditch and buried. After sowing to water, every 3 ~ 5 days to water, 15 days or so can emerge. After the seedling, thinning, leaving strong to weak, keep the plant distance about a foot, about a catty per mu.
Seedling transplanting: the first breeding field applied foot base fertilizer, ploughing rake level off, for the bed, from the top soil about two, buy the bed back. Then spread the cockscomb flowers seeds evenly, and then cover with soil, hug flat, steadfast, water, keep wet.
Seedlings grow true leaves time seedling, plant spacing about an inch, seedling height 3 to 4 inches when transplanting cockscomb flowers. Transplanting to dig a foot square hole, pick out the stones, bottom fertilizer should be mixed with the soil, and then the seedlings with a small piece of mother soil moved together, 1 ~ 2 trees, each hole, covered with soil pressure, watering, pay attention to soil conservation.