Myrtle - one of the most beautiful and "reliable" frame stars. In spring and summer, they decorate not only interiors, but also balconies, terraces, and even areas for relaxing in the garden. Classical restraint, beautiful silhouette and touching flowering - these are the main "trump cards" of this plant. But in order for the cadre to become one of the best soloists in the collection for decades, it will be necessary to provide him with not just high-quality, but optimal care.
Myrtle trees belong to the most ancient cultivated plants that have been grown as ornamental for several thousand years. Amazing garden centenarians, and in regions with harsh winters - reliable flower frames that will decorate the site for decades, they acquire special beauty in adulthood.
Myrtle ordinary (Myrtus communis) - an evergreen plant; a species of the Myrtle family Myrtle.
Old myrtle bushes and trees conquer with sophistication and classic, restrained beauty of a real garden aristocrat. But the very legendary longevity of myrtle, regardless of whether it is used only as a houseplant or as a garden plant, can be shown only in really optimal conditions. This is not the most capricious, but extremely demanding plant, which becomes hardy only in a comfortable habitat.
Myrtle care at home
The main parameter of care, which will provide myrtle longevity and stability is proper watering. These pets love the constant, but without extremes, substrate moisture. Neither it is possible to completely dry out or to overfill myrtle: even a single miscalculation in irrigation will necessarily affect the condition of the plant and its resistance.
Proper top dressing
Another important secret is proper feeding. Myrtle can be fertilized only with special complex mixtures intended for indoor or container crops, and only in liquid form. Myrtle does not tolerate long-acting fertilizers and foliar top dressing, as well as the alternation of organic and mineral top dressing or the use of fertilizers for garden plants.
Before applying fertilizers, myrtle need to be watered, and only the next day to fertilize, using fertilizers diluted in cold water. The optimal frequency of top dressing during the period of active development is every two weeks.
Myrtle need regular pruning, but the main secret of their longevity and maintaining endurance is not at all how to do this pruning. Just after each, even the smallest haircut, the myrtle needs additional nutrition, which simultaneously stimulates tissue healing and growth and accelerates the adaptation of a fearful disturbance of the plant’s stable state.
Such top dressing is carried out immediately after trimming, using a full dose of fertilizers according to the standard scheme. At the same time, the next scheduled top dressing is carried out according to the schedule and is not postponed in time, even if it will need to be carried out several days after unplanned top dressing.