The Content Of The Article:
- Note location
- Optimal substrate to choose
- Plenty of water promotes flowering
- Well-dosed fertilization
- Recycle with care
- Cut back carefully
- Be patient and choose the optimal strain
Decorative, impressive and easy to care for - the blue rain inspires more and more hobby gardeners. Especially in the ornamental garden, the plant with the lush blue flowers is a visual highlight. The greater is the disappointment of any garden owner, if the blue rain does not bloom or only miserably; then it is important to find the cause of the blooming laziness, so that the plant quickly becomes the usual eye-catcher again.
Note locationThe bloom laziness of the Blauregens are often responsible for errors in cultivation; especially the location plays an important role here. Thus, the wisteria grows best in full sun locations; Here the flowers can develop optimally. A warm and sunny south wall is best.
Even if the plant is cultivated in penumbra, significantly fewer flowers are formed, while a completely shady area can sometimes lead to complete failure.
So that all created flowers can develop optimally, it is important to select a spacious location and to install a climbing aid. The following variants have proven themselves:
- Plastic rods
- Lattice of metal
- wire ropes
Optimal substrate to choose
If the blue rain does not flower or only insufficient, the use of an unfavorable substrate may be the cause, because the plant makes special demands on the soil. So the soil used should be rich in nutrients and at the same time low in lime. If the substrate contains too much lime, not only does the leaves turn yellow, but it also decreases the general flowering ability. In contrast, a high proportion of humus has a fundamentally favorable effect on the formation of the flowers; In addition, it is important to adjust the right pH in the soil. The flowers develop best when the substrate has acid to neutral properties. The soil should also be moist but permeable to water.
Plenty of water promotes floweringThe blue rain impresses above all by its lush blooms; In order to be able to develop these optimally, the plant needs a lot of water, especially during the summer months. So that the liquid flow does not dry up even on hot and dry days, it has proven useful to put the lower part of the plant bowl in the water.
Tip: The wisteria is one of the few plants that does not react with the dreaded root rot if they are too wet. Therefore may be watered with courage!
Well-dosed fertilizationOne of the most common reasons for the flowering laziness of the Blauregens is inadequate or incorrect fertilization; here even the smallest defects can have a maximum effect on the flowering ability of the plant or completely inhibit the flower growth. When fertilizing the following aspects are to be considered:
- Strong fertilization takes place after flowering
- This nutrient should be given by July
- Then the fertilizer is reduced
- Any quality flower fertilizer is suitable
Recycle with careMany hobby gardeners tend to replant the plant too often due to the strong growth of the blue gene. However, the frequent pot change limits the flowering ability considerably, so that between the repotting each a time interval of at least five years should be respected.
Note: Those who rarely repot, at the same time promotes a gradual compression of the root ball, whereby the development of flower buds is additionally promoted. In return, however, this compaction makes irrigation from above difficult, which is why it is doubly important to water the wisteria even during the hot season.
Cut back carefully
- New shoots are cut back by half
- The cut takes place in late summer
- New outgrowths grow again on the cut shoots
- These must be shortened to three to five eyes at the end of February
- Shoots without green are to be removed completely
In older specimens of the Blauregens it comes again and again to blooming laziness.Again, a cutback can help, which may be radical in this case. Who cuts the greenhouse 40 to 50cm, will be able to look forward to many new flowers in the following year.
Be patient and choose the optimal strainAnyone who has taken note of all the above-mentioned aspects and still perceives a certain blooming laziness on his blue rain should keep in mind that the plant starts blooming after three years at the earliest. If the plant is not cut, the flower may shift even further back. In addition, the right variety of blue urine is crucial for flowering speed; some varieties do not show their first flowers until after 10 years. The following notes on the varieties and species must be observed:
- Japanese glycines grow weaker and bloom only after 10 years
- Issai Perfect starts blossoming after only three years
- Refined plants bloom much better
The causes of a blooming laziness of the Blauregens are manifold. But if the hobby gardener first of all pays attention to a suitable and fast-flowering variety, cultivates the plant following a suitable location, cares for it well and cut back specifically, he can look forward each year again to the lush flowers in the local green area.