5 tips for hydroponic Lily of the valley

1.Proper illumination and temperature

Lily of the valley is a kind of flower that likes long sunshine very much and can’t bear shade. More than eight hours of sunshine a day. If you want to make it bloom earlier, you can appropriately increase the daily light time for lily of the valley. The optimum growth temperature of lily of the valley is 20-28 degrees, and the minimum temperature in winter is not more than 5 degrees. Otherwise, it will affect the growth of the next year, and it is easy to cause frostbite when growing in a relatively low temperature environment for a long time.

2.Water and fertilizer management

Lily of the valley likes warm and humid conditions. Especially in the early stage of sowing, it is necessary to keep the soil moist. Especially in summer, more attention should be paid to water supply. It is recommended to irrigate the flowers and plants three times in two weeks, and usually use a watering pot to keep the plants moist. Lily of the valley doesn’t need special fertilizer. Before planting, a layer of decomposed fertilizer can be placed in the pot soil as the base fertilizer. During the growing period, compound fertilizer can be applied once a year in February.

3.Pest management

Lily of the Valley regards powdery mildew and leaf spot as common diseases. When they are sick, the leaves will turn yellow or even wither, affecting the enjoyment of the whole plant. Carbendazim is mainly used for spray and other special drugs. The main pests of lily of the valley are aphids and thrips. The main pests are sucking leaf juice, and some leaves are chewed, which makes the whole plant unable to appreciate. Generally speaking, the disease is usually sprayed after diluting Omethoate, but safety should be paid attention to after spraying, possibly by selecting some safety agents.

4.Hydroponic culture

Of course, this simple, elegant and fresh plant is loved by friends and friends, but with the improvement of the quality of life, people began to want to give up soil culture and adopt hydroponics. Using hydroponics to grow plants is clean and can improve their ornamental effect. However, not all plants can be hydroponically growd, and lily of the valley is undoubtedly hydroponic. But hydroponics has a lot of emphasis. Let’s give our friends a detailed introduction.

5.Hydroponic culture container

First of all, we should prepare a container that can be used for hydroponics, preferably a special container for hydroponics, because the special container will have a plastic and removable barrier net. If the soil culture is changed to hydroponics, the whole plant needs to be dug out of the pot soil first, and no part of the plant, especially the root, should be destroyed. Then you can remove large pieces of soil by hand, and then rinse the remaining soil with water. When cleaning, the water flow must be slow and there should be no pressure to avoid damaging its root.

Branch and stem treatment

After cleaning, it can be placed directly on the interlayer. If it cannot be fixed, it can be tied and supported with convenient chopsticks, but the action must be light. At this time, water can be added, and the height of water can be about half of the rhizome. It’s important not to leave all the roots in the water. Because the roots also need to breathe, they can’t breathe without being in the water. After all, it’s not an aquatic plant. Don’t let it in the sun at the beginning of hydroponics, let alone watch the wind.