Written by Maggie
Nov 17 2020
Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl has an elegant posture and its soft branches can be knotted, making it very attractive. The flower language and symbolic meaning of Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl is: tie a knot. Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl is called China's love tree. Today we will learn the maintenance knowledge of Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl~
1. Soil: Cultivation in sandy loam is good for scented fleshy roots. Regardless of the ground for potting, use sandy loam with good drainage and fertile soil. Avoid saline-alkaline soil.
2. Potted plants: For potted plants of edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl, a layer of broken bricks must be placed on the bottom of the pot to facilitate ventilation and drainage. Transplanting or repotting for soil replacement should be after the flowers die. Before the new leaves unfold, bring a soil ball to avoid affecting the flowering in the coming year.
3. Watering: edgeworthia chrysantha lindl should be watered and fertilized in a moderate growing season. It is better to water regularly to maintain a slightly moist state. It is better to keep the roots rotten when accumulated water, and the leaves are easy to fall due to excessive drying, which will lead to fewer flowers in the next spring.
4. Fertilizer: After flowering, Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl is applied with nitrogen-based fertilizer to promote the growth of branches and leaves. In autumn, a compound fertilizer with phosphorus and potassium fertilizer is applied to promote flower bud differentiation.
5. Light: Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl likes semi-humid sunscreen and fragrant and likes half shade. It can be planted or placed on the back of the north wall to the south. It is best to avoid the hot sun in summer and sun in winter. Potted plants should be placed in a place with better sunshine from autumn to spring, and in a half shade in summer. The leaves are prone to yellowing and there are few flowers; if the shade is too cloudy, the fragrance of the flowers will be weak.
6. Temperature: Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl loves warmth and hardiness. It is a temperate tree species with fragrance. It likes a warm climate, but it can also withstand freezing within -20℃. It can be overwintered outdoors in the south of Beijing, but in winter at -10℃ to -20. In places with ℃, the flowering period should be postponed to March to April, and in places below -20℃ in winter, it is only suitable to plant in pots and put in the south-facing windowsill in winter.
7. Propagation: Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl has loose wood and will age after 10 years of cultivation. Pay attention to breeding new plants to replace them. The cuttings of ramets are easy to survive. The ramets can be combined with potting and filling, and the daughter plants that sprouted from the roots of the mother plant can be cut off and planted. Cuttings can be used when the ground temperature is above 15℃, choose the middle and lower parts of robust annual branches, cut them into cuttings of about 15 cm, insert 1/3 to 1/2 of the soil, water them and place them in the shade, often spray water for heat preservation. It can take roots around the sky, and it can be planted in the next vernal equinox.
The family plant of Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl reproduces well with ramets, and flowers can be seen in the next spring. Cuttings are better for the flower field. The reproduction coefficient is large, but the flowers do not appear until the third year.