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Tips that plants do not die despite being left on vacation

For plant lovers surely find your favorite plants withered because left on vacation is certainly not what you want. Therefore, before leaving home should you need to do some special treatment to favored plants, the following:

1. Each plant actually has a different character in order to survive, thick-leaved plants such as duck or sansiviera cocor (tongue-in-law) is a more resistant plant without watering. While the thin leaved plants are usually more vulnerable and need care most.

2. To prevent rapid wilting plants, transfer of plants to a more shady is one thing that you can apply so that evaporation due to sun exposure can be reduced and the water is not easily depleted reserves.

3. Water supplies would not be sufficient if the plants were left for days. Therefore you can also get around to coat the top of the planting medium with moss or coir wet it can be considered to slow the rate of evaporation, in addition to the reserves of water contained in the fiber or moss can also dripping wet and moisten the planting medium.

4. Another thing you can do is you can apply the concept of drip irrigation systems with more manual, so it does not need complicated equipment and difficult. Used infusion could you use to channel the water to drip slowly to the growing media.

September 26, 2013 Caring For Plants

How to plant mango in a pot

Fruit trees in pots ( tabulampot ) including exclusive mango , because it is relatively difficult engendered . ” Not all hobbyists can do it ” . Therefore he became tabulampot pride .


Almost all varieties can be engendered in the pot . However , each variety has a difference in speed fruiting period , the production of fruit , canopy shape and level of difficulty . Conversely selected fruit varieties are easy , easy to maintain , compact and productive entitled . Small manalagi example , apples , nangklangwan , okyong and namdokmai . This can be engendered from the age of 2.5 years , but it is also a relatively large amount of fruit that looks interesting . While arumanis , gedong , puppet and gedong lipstick , can only be engendered after the age of 3-4 years after grafting . The fruit is not as much as an apple , or a small manalagi Dokmai , but look exotic .

Plant material

To accelerate fruitful , select seeds , vegetative propagation results ( instead of beans ) , large and has aged 1.5-2 years . 4-5 cm diameter main stem , crown shape balanced with branches and twigs are solid and quite old . With the condition that stems strong enough support branches and twigs on it when fruiting .

Growing media

Mango enjoys media crumb structure , grainy , crumbly and rich in nutrients . The media should also be porous , light enough to be easily removed and free from pests and diseases . The composition of the material used is a mixture of soil , manure / compost and rice husk in the ratio 2 : 1 : 1 .

Used pots

Many types of plant pots or containers that can be used . Should select a lightweight , not easily broken , and harmonious with the normal form of the plant . Container market qualified enough , ie starting from unbreakable plastic pots , cement pots , wooden drums to pots . Bottom of the pot should be drilled , the size of a 4-6 hole 1-2 cm pieces . In addition, for water disposal well , the pot must have legs or can also be propped up with bricks or adobe.

planting Seeds

At first, the basic content of the pot with chainsaw shavings or broken bricks / tiles up to 5-10 cm thick . was to ensure smooth drainage and air flow . After the input media mixed evenly into the pot , up to half of the pot . Put the plant after polibag opened , with the position of the plant right in the middle . Empty spaces around the root ball is filled again with mixed media to near the surface of the pot , try the former field grafting or connections still stand 10-15 cm above the surface of the media , then the media flush with water plants .

maintenance of Plant

Plant maintenance is essential to ensure the growth and fruiting of mango is watering , pruning , fertilizing , fertilization and pest control stimulation / disease .

Cultivating Plants

Cashew crop very useful

Cashew crop is resistant to drought . This plant also has rapid growth and deep rooting . Initially , the plant is only grown as green because it can grow in arid lands and bare , which can not be covered with other plants . After the guava tree , cashew growing well , other plants are also expected to grow .

Cashew fruit

As greening plants , cashew is very suitable for rehabilitating degraded lands and barren , as well as act as erosion control . In a further development it turned out that cashew tree has a decent to great so called multipurpose plant . This plant also has a high economic value .

Almost all parts of cashew have the power to or can be utilized . Power to the cashew industry and a complete health scheme are shown in Figure 3 .

1 . Stems , leaves , and roots
Stems , leaves , and roots of cashew crop has many benefits, including the following .
Stem of the plant can be used as building materials and handicrafts .
Bark is used in the medical and industrial fields , such as medicine for diarrhea and mouthwash thrush sufferers , drug tanner , batik material , material inks , dyes , adhesives , and anti moths .
Water boiled cashew root ( extract ) used as a purgative .
Cashew leaves old can be used to treat eczema and chronic skin disease that until now there is no cure , as well as burn treatment .
Cashew leaves the young are often used as vegetables ( eaten raw ) and vegetable materials . Cashew young leaves have such capabilities and also functions as a herbal stimulants lust .

2 . fruit
Part cashew fruit consists of two parts , namely cashew kernels and cashew fruit artificial . Cashew ( cashew nut ) can be processed into cashew nuts ( snacks are expensive ) oil and CNSL ( Cashew Nut Shell Liquid ) is extracted from cashew nut shell . Cashew Nut Shell Liquid can be used as oil paints , inks , insecticides , as well as brake and clutch linings .

Cashew fruit ( cashew apple ) contains nutrients that are complete enough , even contain vitamin C is approximately three times the vitamin C content of oranges , and can be processed into various types of food .

Nutritious Plants

Eight o’clock flowers

Eight flowers generally grow in clusters. Plants originating from the West Indies could be found at an altitude of 10-250 m above sea level, in places exposed to direct sunlight or slightly protected.

Pen upright herb with roots from 0.3 to 0.8 m in length this single leaf, elliptical oval, base wedge-shaped, pointed tip, serrated edges rough, bone pinnate leaves, have glands, 2-7 cm long and the width 1 -4 cm.

Flowers bloom at about 8 am and wilted around 12 noon. Flower crown breech ovoid shape, the base brown, light yellow on it, and twisted time bud.
Wide egg-shaped fruit, with more than 30 seeds.
Propagation by seed.

Turnera ulmifolia is similar to plant species Turnera subulata (both known as interest at eight), only Turnera subulata has white flowers and leaves have a size smaller than the leaves of Turnera ulmifolia (see photo below).

Chemical constituents of interest at eight
Leaves and flower stems at eight contain saponins and polyphenols. The leaves also contain flavonoids.
Eight o’clock flowers are bitter, spicy, warm nature.
Interest at eight nutritious tonic and blood flow.

Interest at eight one clan with damiana (Turnera diffusa), a potent herbal tackle prostate swelling (prostate hypertrophy) and erectile dysfunction.

Nutritious Plants

Caring plants in the house during the winter

Winter came . Some tips for taking care of our plants.

- Care for plants inside our homes.

During the winter, when the days are shorter, we must consider whether the light receiving our plants is right for their development. A tip if necessary is bring them closer to our windows as possible allowing them to receive greater exposure to sunlight , not direct sunlight.

If you are too heated environments I suggest spraying the leaves, not flowers or buds . Can use a spray which we use for cleaning fine debris washed without products , and you fill it with water nice and warm which you will use to spray.

If possible do not place heaters near the plants .
Also suitable group plants near the window , allowing the creation of a micro climate between them , so it will be easier care and watering will not forget any .
Every so clean dust from leaves with a soft rag or duster .
It is also time cleaning or yellow leaves and pruning necessary to grow stronger.

Can soil your plants with humus or Bach flowers, both organic fertilizers and if you notice a pest washed with soapy water leaves white soap .
Do not overdo the watering verifies that the substrate is dry before you do, but do not forget to spray and dry environments affect foliage.

September 22, 2013 Caring For Plants