Lily of the valley is a perennial bulbous herb, also known as Cao Yu Ling, Jun Ying Cao. Lily of the valley belongs to Liliaceae and lily of the valley belongs to flowers. After it blooms, it looks like a small bell, looks very delicate and lovely. So, how to plant lily of the valley?
The common planting methods of lily of the valley are sowing and ramet propagation. Before sowing, the seeds should be soaked in warm water for about 3 days, and then the seeds should be put in the wet sand for germination treatment. After being put into the pot, they should be placed in a warm and low light environment to keep the soil moist. But the lily of the valley grows slowly and has a long growth period. It usually takes about three years to blossom. It is generally used when new varieties need to be growd. Therefore, the lily of the valley propagation method is generally used for ramet propagation.
The lily of the valley ramets can be propagated in three or four years. The time of lily of the valley ramets is usually conducted before the sprouting in spring or after the leaves of lily of the valley wither in autumn every year. It is usually done in autumn every year. The injured rhizomes of lily of the valley will not affect the growth and civilization of lily of the valley in the next year after the recovery in autumn and winter.
In order to select the underground rhizome of mother plant for ramet propagation, there are two kinds of buds at the top of lily of the valley underground rhizome, one is flower bud, the other is leaf bud.
In the process of rametting, the whole lily of the Valley plant can be dug out, and then the soil at the root of lily of the valley can be shaken to recognize the flower bud and leaf bud of lily of the valley, and then divide it. Each lily of the valley ramet should have 4-6 buds, including flower buds and leaf buds. Then plant it in a pot, cover it with soil, water it with water and loosen the soil. It will germinate in about a month. This method of ramet propagation is relatively simple and easy to survive. At the same time, it can maintain the characteristics of mother plant of Cymbidium hybridum. Generally, it can blossom in the second year after ramet propagation.
Lily of the valley likes cool, humid and semi shady environment, and has strong cold resistance, but is afraid of high temperature and strong light.
The best soil for lily of the valley planting is loam with rich humus and sandy loam.
When Lily of the valley is planted, base fertilizer should be applied. When pedicels appear in lily of the valley, top dressing can be carried out after flower withering, and it can also be applied once a year in autumn. It is better to use thin liquid fertilizer for topdressing.
Lily of the valley is not resistant to drought, so it is necessary to keep the soil warm and moist. It is necessary to cut off the lily of the valley as soon as possible after the flower has withered, so that the nutrition of lily of the valley can supply the root and stem growth of lily of the valley.
Lily of the valley can overwinter indoors at a temperature of about 5 ℃.
In the maintenance, pay attention to the lily of the valley and don’t keep it with clove, otherwise the flower will wilt, and the cream narcissus flower can’t be maintained together, otherwise, the growth of both flowers will have problems.
The maintenance of lily of the valley is very simple, and extensive management is enough. If you like it, keep one yourself.
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