Christmas tree in the pot, how to care?
You have purchased (or you gave) for the New Yearreal live Christmas tree in the container? Christmas tree in a pot - it's wonderful! This means that you can try not only to keep it alive until spring warmth, and then transplanted into open ground in the garden area. Of course, there is no guarantee that this conifer plant perfectly accustomed in your area, but try it is worth. How to care for the tree in a pot on New Year's holidays, and after them?
Live tree in New Year's holidays
First and foremost, you need to pick up for Christmasbeauty right place. Find the room where you plan to put dressed up Christmas tree, the coolest place. Away from the hot batteries and heaters, and close to the perch, but so that the sun's rays on the Christmas tree did not fall. Dry air heated room is not very suitable for this forest guest. So often spray it.
Better yet, get the opportunity to putcontainer with a tree directly in a basin or pots with water. If you are confused by the basin under the Christmas tree, zadekoriruyte his cloth and tinsel. The water in the basin need to constantly refill. And the Christmas tree itself also do not forget to water. Just do not get carried away. Otherwise, in the warm air and under intensive tree watering can suddenly start to rise (that for its successful further cultivation is highly undesirable).
Strictly speaking, these are the necessaryconditions which are essential to sustain life of green trees. Try to create the most suitable tree for environment (as far as possible in a city apartment). Avoid electric garlands on the tree and the more candles. Pour your Christmas tree, irrigated, ventilate the room in which it stands. But after the holidays, with Christmas trees removing sheen, try to keep it to life in the open field.
Live tree after the holidays
The best choices for Christmas trees would be"Relocation" to fresh air immediately after the New Year celebrations. If possible prikopat tree in the open field (for example, during the thaw), make sure you do it. If you have not yet decided on a permanent place for the Christmas tree, prikopat it directly in the container or even dig into the snow somewhere in the garden area. Just select the place for this shady and protected from the wind.
If this is not possible, and before spring treehave to keep the house, it is necessary to take measures for its survival in an urban setting. Move the tree in a container on the glassed-in balcony (loggia), or on a cold window sill. Or to the window on the staircase at the entrance, of course, if it does not threaten your fur-tree gaining new owners. Before you move a Christmas tree on a cold, well moisten the earth (moisten and not fill!). And then constantly follow in order to land in the pot does not freeze. Always turn the Christmas tree by different parties to the light source and protect it from direct sunlight.
For small plants, you can create a microclimateusing a large plastic bottle. Cut off the bottom of the bottle and make some small holes for air exchange. Cover the entire bottle Christmas tree entirely, along with a pot - it will provide a constant humidity and creates quite favorable conditions for trees.
With the onset of the summer season at the earliestopportunities tree should be planted in the garden. Place for Christmas trees should be shaded. The size of the landing pit - 20-30 cm larger than the diameter of an earthen clod. A pit wall - steep. The composition of the soil mixture for the Christmas tree: the two parts sod land and one part peat and sand. Planting Christmas tree, make sure that the root collar was located at ground level. Be prepared for the fact that conifers take root long and hard. It is possible that this period will be delayed for several seasons (up to three years).
Living room tree Araucaria
A great alternative to this tree - bedroomspruce or Araucaria. This dark green Christmas tree with a very thick and completely thornless needles. It can be purchased in many flower shops, although it is quite difficult to do on New Years Eve.
Araucaria grows slowly, but by the age of fiveIt reaches two meters. Keep her best in the northern and windows pritenyat from the sun. As the trees have to change his flower pots, and after it reaches a meter high - the top layer of soil. The very soil for Arau need loose, with good content of sand and peat. Watering herringbone enough room once a week (abundant), and at times even spray.
In general, the care of a little Christmas treedifferent from caring for other shade-loving plants. So much trouble for a year ornamental tree in a pot does not deliver. But when winter comes, the window pops frost or snow falls quietly, all towns and villages in a fever on the eve of New Year holidays, your home is green real live tree. She is looking forward to its magnificent New Year's outfit that every year out of ordinary houseplant turned into a fabulous New Year's ... beautiful.</ P>