“Cinderella's Dream” - violet as from a fairy tale
Among fans of indoor plants, violet is very beloved and popular due to its beauty. This flower is also called senpolia, viola, moth and pansies. Biologists have more than 500 varieties of violets, and some believe that there are already more than 1000, each of which is charming and unique in its own way. One of these varieties is Cinderella's Dream.
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This flower differs from its counterparts in petals and leaves, an unusual form of flowering. It is these differences that make it possible to isolate this type of viola in a separate variety.
The violet variety obtained thanks to A. Deikun's selection work has become popular among flower growers not only because of its external beauty, but also because of the ease of care.
The leaves of the violet are large, wavy, dark green in color. The reverse side of the sheet is red.
The beautiful appearance of the violet is created by its flowers.
Flowers of this variety are of white delicate color with a lilac border.
Staining occurs some time after dissolution. Initially, young flowers have a pure white color.
Flowers reach a size of up to 4 centimeters.
“Cinderella's Dream” blooms early, though the flowers very often fall, but flowering begins immediately again. “Cinderella Dream” has up to 6 buds on one peduncle.
The flower structure is also interesting: the shape of the corrugation with volume ruffles.
Photo violets “Cinderella dream”
This cultivar Saintpoly is unpretentious, nevertheless, some growing rules will allow you to achieve long flowering and rapid growth.
The soil for the Cinderella Dream violet variety, like any other indoor violet variety, is no different from street flowers.
Violets love nutritious loose earth. The main condition for favorable flower growth is breathable and moisture-resistant soil.
If you decide to independently prepare the soil for the senpole, forest soil is an ideal option.
Sod, rotten leaves, sphagnum moss and sand are components of a suitable soil for violets.
For older flowers, the soil should be saturated with nutrients to ensure lush flowering and flower growth. During this period, soil recharge will be necessary.
In specialized flower shops you can buy ready-made universal soil. The advantage of such a substrate is its absolute biological sterility. Ready soil can be improved by adding sphagnum moss or perlite to it. At the bottom of the pot must be expanded clay drainage.
Choose a pot for violets
Since the roots of the senpolia do not grow in depth, but to the side, the pot is necessary shallow.
In addition, the roots of violets need a lot of air and light and airing. Ideal sizes for Cinderella’s sleep:
- 9x9 cm - for adult senpolia;
- 7x7 cm - for medium-sized flowers;
- 5x5 cm - for children of violets.
Since the homeland of the senpolia is North Africa, and in these places the duration of the day and night is the same, then the approximate the time required lighting for flowers is 12-14 hours.
Violets love light, but direct sunlight does not suit them. Therefore, it is better to arrange flower pots on the northern, eastern and western sides. The place where the flower is located should be well lit.
Important! In winter, in connection with a decrease in daylight, the flowers need artificial lighting.
Necessary temperature and humidity
As for the temperature, the violets do not tolerate cold and draft, heat with high humidity is also unloved by them.
Rare changes in temperature are also undesirable. They grow very well and violets bloom luxuriantly at a temperature of 20-22 degrees.
Like a tropical plant, the violet needs moisture, while maintaining the optimum temperature. You can not spray the leaves, but you can spray water in the air near the flowers. You can also arrange saucers or cups of water near flower pots.
Planting and reproduction
Caring for the Cinderella Dream violet is simple, but still, in order to get a sprawling, lush flowering plant on your windowsill, you need to know some rules.
Watering is one of the main actions contributing to the vital activity of sempolias.
Despite the fact that the violet is a moisture-loving flower, an excessive amount of water will destroy it. But excessive dryness will also harm the plant.
It should be watered no more than twice a week. Moreover, water should not fall on leaves and flowers. The best option for watering is to ensure that there is always water in the pallets of the pots. Thus, the plant will receive a sufficient amount of moisture, not water.
Over time, when the soil loses all its nutrients, and the root system of the plant grows, the violet needs a transplant.
It is very easy to determine this time: a white coating appears on the surface of the soil in the pot, which means that the earth is oversaturated with mineral fertilizers and slightly passes air.
It is better to transplant Saintpaulia in the warm season with fairly good lighting. The flowering period of the violet is unfavorable for its transplantation, so it is better to wait until it fades.
Having well cleared the root system of violets from rotten and old roots, the plant is transplanted into a clean pot with new soil. Watering the newly planted flower is not necessary, you can cover it with a plastic bag.
Fertilizer and fertilizing
With regard to additional nutrition, the violet is especially in need of recharge in spring and autumn. At least once a month, the flower must be fed with mineral fertilizers. Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus are essential elements that contribute to favorable growth and violet flowering of violets. Feeding can be done in the same way as watering - through a pallet.
- do not feed young plants up to two months old;
- plants that are sick or affected by pests do not fertilize;
- fertilizer should not be applied in conditions of high humidity and direct sunlight.
Diseases and Pests
Like all indoor plants, senpolia is susceptible to certain diseases.
There is also a threat in the form of some parasites that can destroy the root system, flowers and leaves.
Ticks, thyroid, aphids, flies, woodlice, whiteflies, coccids are some of the parasitic insects that can be deadly to violets.
You can fight parasites by treating the leaves of a plant or soil with pesticides.
Diseases that can affect the Cinderella Dream plant:
- fusarium - sharp changes in temperature, cold water during irrigation contribute to rotting of the roots;
- powdery mildew - a white coating that appears on the leaves of a violet as a result of low temperature and excessively high humidity;
- late blight - a lack of light and an excess of moisture make the leaves lethargic and lifeless;
- gray rot - the leaves rot because of water on them.
All diseases can be prevented and cured. At an early stage of the disease, it is enough to cut off all decaying and diseased leaves and provide the plant with proper care. If the disease is already running, then the plant needs to be treated with pesticides.
Learn more about growing violets from the video below:
As you can see, caring for the Cinderella Dream violet is completely uncomplicated, the main thing is timeliness and regularity. And with proper care, the queen of indoor plants will bloom on your windowsill, delighting your eyes with dark green foliage and delicate flowers.