Violet “Blue fog” - the sky on the windowsill
Violets are common ornamental plants that are grown mainly in indoor conditions. A wide selection of shades and varieties of this culture allows you to create a mini-flower bed at home.
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This kind of violet, such as “Blue Fog,” is very popular. The variety is distinguished by terry, simple and fringed flowers.
This variety of violets is not capricious. But observe simple, elementary conditions that will prevent the development of diseases and accelerate the development of the flower.
“Blue Fog” was first launched in 2001.
This type of indoor violet was developed by Konstantin Morev.
One of the provinces of East Africa should be considered his homeland.
The name of the flower of Saintpoly, which corresponded to the name of the governor of the province.
Interesting! Morev gave his offspring the following description: "Large terry softly - blue stars with a slightly wavy white border."
The leaves are violet velvet type, as in the photo on the left. The shape can be ovoid, oval, round or with a heart-shaped base.
Given the appearance, the outer part of the leaf takes on various shades: from light to dark green.
The inner surface is light green or lilac.
Streaks are pronounced on it.
“Blue fog” is characterized by inflorescences of a heavenly hue and rather large, of size, as in the photo below. The shape is spherical, there is a wavy finish along the edge of the flower. It has a shade that is a tone lighter than the main one.
Features and differences from other varieties
Compared to other varieties, Blue Mist boasts the following benefits:
- unpretentiousness in leaving;
- long and massive flowering;
- quick and easy reproduction.
In addition, the violet “Blue Fog” is perfectly suited for beginner growers.
Photo of violet “Blue fog”
This type of indoor violet is not demanding in terms of care. But for active growth and abundant flowering, as in the photographs, it is necessary to observe a number of conditions.
The soil mixture for growing the flower should be loose, and also quite moisture-resistant. To do this, it is worth preparing the substrate using the following components:
- soddy soil - 3 parts;
- peat - 5 parts;
- sand - 1 part.
Important! You can buy a ready-made soil mixture in a special store. It is necessary to choose a substrate intended for growing violets.
When choosing a container for violets, you need to determine its size and material.
Tanks made of plastic, as in the photo on the right, and ceramics are best suited. The plastic pot is lightweight, durable. But he has one drawback - plastic does not let air through.
As for the size, you can choose this option: 9x9 cm, 7x7 cm, 5x5cm.
For violets, bright, but diffused, light is important.
Keep them away from the place where the direct rays of the sun shine.
It is best to plant pots of flowers on the windows facing east and west.
To prolong flowering, additional lighting is needed in winter.
When growing "Blue Fog" the temperature regime is 23-25 degrees. If the temperature drops to 8 degrees, then the plant may die. Still on the growth and development of violets are badly affected by cold drafts.
With proper irrigation, the violet will actively grow, bloom for a long time. For watering, it is worth using water at room temperature. At the same time, increased humidity has a detrimental effect on the culture, up to its death.
Important! The leaves of the violet are covered with a fine pile, so that when watering they must not be allowed to come in contact with water, otherwise they will rot.
Planting and reproduction
Best of all, this type of plant is propagated by leafy cuttings. For these purposes, a strong and healthy leaf will be selected from the second lower tier.
To root the resulting cuttings, it is worth using water. The container should be dark, pour water into it, put tablets of activated carbon.
Place the sheet in the container so that only the tip is placed in the liquid. After 2 weeks, roots are formed. Now is the time to plant a plant in the ground. When all agrotechnical rules are fulfilled, after a month children are formed on the handle.
Root cuttings can be immediately in the soil. For these purposes, after cutting the plants, plant it in a loose and nutritious substrate.
In order for the stalk to become stable and not fall, you need to fix it using toothpicks.
Cover the sheet with polyethylene. As soon as the children are formed, the cuttings can be planted in separate pots. Read more about propagation of violets
Despite the fact that the considered violet variety is unpretentious in care, you still need to follow some recommendations.
This process is very important for violets, since it is high-quality watering that contributes to the rapid development of violets.
Use irrigation water for irrigation, and its temperature should be slightly higher than room temperature.
For watering use a watering can with a thin stand. Thus, moisture can be prevented from entering the flower.
Conduct hydration 2 times a week. The main thing here is not to overdo it, since excess moisture will lead to decay of the roots. This can be determined by the presence of brown spots on the leaves.
Transplanting a blue flower stands in the fall. Then the plant will be able to adapt to winter frosts. During transplantation, care must be taken not to harm the rhizome.
Fertilizer and fertilizing
For the Blue Fog variety, liquid organics and tablets must be used. Add top dressing to the soil during the flowering phase, and the second time, if necessary.
Diseases and Pests
Indoor violet can be affected by the effects of diseases and parasites. The most common enemies of violets are:
- Spider mite. This is a dangerous and rapidly spreading insect that loves to feast on the plant's juice. The lesion can be determined by having a white sticky coating, which is concentrated on the surface of the foliage. To eliminate parasites, it is necessary to use drugs such as Fitoverm, Actellik.
- Whitefly This is another dangerous parasite. It arises from low humidity and high temperature. To combat white-winged insecticides used general action.
- Mealybug. This is a sucking parasite that loves to feast on the juice of violets. If the plant is infected, then growth stops, and then it dies. To combat insects, it is necessary to use a solution of laundry soap.
- Powdery Mildew This is a fungal disease that can be recognized by its characteristic whitish coating, as in the photo on the right, which defeats the leaves. A fungicide is used to combat.
- Fusarium This is a dangerous disease that defeats the roots and leaf blades first. If an affected bush was noticed, then remove it, and treat the soil with a solution of copper sulfate.
Learn more about this variety from the video below:
Blue Mist is an incredibly beautiful flower suitable for growing in a room. It is not difficult to take care of it, because all that the violet requires is to water it regularly, to feed and carry out preventive treatment, protecting it from pests and diseases.