In January and February, it is very important to pay as much attention as possible to indoor flowers, because winter is a difficult period for them.
First of all, it is necessary to pay attention to the danger of damage to plants due to overheating. In March, the angle of incidence of the sun’s rays is such that they penetrate through the windows to the maximum distance and can damage plants standing even in the depths of the room. And already on the windowsill, above the central heating battery, the temperature can be simply dangerous for the life of plants. Especially sensitive to this are young shoots, which once again appear at the ends of the branches at this time.
Trim the branches of the plants
Pruning carried out after the start of active plant growth stimulates the development of a significant number of new branches. It is only necessary to provide a sufficient source of light and a supply of nutrients in the soil. March is the most appropriate time for forming cuttings.
Renew the soil
To fulfill the last spring condition, you need to renew the soil. This is usually done by transplanting the plants into slightly larger pots and filling the free space with a fresh soil mixture. Experienced flower growers are well aware that pots “for growth” can destroy any plant, even a resistant one. Or, at the very least, nullify all attempts to achieve its flowering. The optimal gap between the walls of the new pot and the earth lump is 2-2.5 cm.
Wintering is coming to an end
It’s time to return to the soil the plants that spent the winter in the storeroom. For example, zephyranthes, oxalis, tuberous begonias, amorphophallis, caladiums, gloriosas, etc. But you should not hurry with their watering. It must be understood that their initial growth occurs exclusively at the expense of stocks made in the previous season, and excess moisture in the soil can lead to rotting. Among others, hippeastrum is transplanted in the spring.
Plants for which there is a period of rest at this time, for example, cyclamen, are hardly watered so that they gradually lose their leaves. Their rest period will last until autumn. Therefore, their transplanting is postponed until the end of summer.