Written by Maggie
Feb 09 2021
Houseleek fertilizing is usually done every 20 days or so. When we grow and care for houseleek, use decaying, rarefied liquid fertilizers or compound fertilizers with low nitrogen and high phosphorus and potassium content. Fertilization is generally carried out in the morning or evening of fine weather. In the evening or early in the morning of the second day after fertilization, water should be watered and watered thoroughly to dilute the residual fertilizer liquid in the soil.
The suitable temperature for Houseleek growth is 20-30 ℃, and the temperature for overwintering is 15℃. When we grow and care for houseleek, it is necessary to pay attention to the changes of temperature in the surrounding environment.
When we grow and care for houseleek during the summer heat, Houseleek should be kept in a shady place to protect him from the hot sun.In other seasons, the direction of the basin is changed every three or four days so that Houseleek gets sunlight on every side. However, if Houseleek is kept in a semi-shade environment for a long time, the color of leaf tip tends to decrease, which affects the ornamental appearance.
During the growth season of Houseleek, there are two conditions.
If Houseleek's large rosettes have sprouted small ones, they can be removed and inserted directly into the pot with roots. If not, apply carbendazim to them and let them dry for a few days before planting. After planting, keep the pot moist and it will sprout in two to three weeks.
If Houseleek didn't grow a little big Indus Indus, it can be full of mature leaf tile in moist sand, leaf up, back down, don't overburden soil, placed directly in a cool place, about 10 days blade base will grow new leaves and the new root, this will root in buried in soil, sunshine, watering, fertilization can appropriately.
After the seeds are collected, they are sown in a cold bed in early spring. It usually takes 2-6 weeks to germinate at a temperature of 10 ° C, and it takes about 10 days to germinate at a temperature of 20 ° C. When the seedlings are grown, they are then transplanted into pots.
Sowing method can produce a large number of seedlings at once, but the growth is slow.
The rapid propagation of Houseleek by tissue culture requires simple materials, but the steps are relatively complicated. Generally, Houseleek is used in industrial tissue culture, which has a high success rate and produces many varieties.