Rose tea in your home
When in ancient India a man brought a rose to the king- he was allowed to ask for anything he wanted ... According to Indian myths, the goddess of beauty Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu, came out of the rose. In Indian tradition, the rose is considered sacred and symbolizes the divine mystery.
Ancient Greek legend says that the Earth decidedcreate a rose when I first saw Aphrodite. The Aphrodite, emanating from the sea foam, was so beautiful that the Earth wanted to produce something like it. And the roses remained white until the beloved Aphrodite was mortally wounded. The desperate goddess ran to his quest for stones and thorns, staining with his blood rose petals in scarlet.
Tea roses are the most beautiful flowers that wegive each other in bouquets for the holidays. They can be bought cut, but in this case the flower pleases us only one week. They can be grown in the garden, but you need to have your own site and take care of it regularly. And you can grow this magical plant in a roomy environment. Of course, this is a very difficult task. Rose tea is quite capricious and prone to pests. But experienced florists will enjoy the communication with this fragile plant.
Every flower lover can grow at homehouses evergreen roses, actively flowering all year round. Usually, this is a variety of tea roses, tea-hybrid or polyanthus. All these major varieties of roses are repeatedly crossed, getting new unusual shapes. As a result, the family of roses is very diverse, and each grower chooses the most attractive varieties for himself. But, buying yourself roses of an unfamiliar variety, be sure to specify the climatic conditions they are designed for, and how to care for them.
It is best to grow roses from cuttings, so that they grow on their own roots. At home, only small dwarf roses are grown, the height of which does not exceed 20-30 cm.
Planted in the garden, a tea rose can have up tosixty petals, its flowers can grow to 12 cm in diameter. These plants reach from 90 to 180 cm in height and grow 120 cm wide. But for this, their roots must go deep into the earth, and this is impossible in a flower pot or a room pot. The flowers of the indoor rose can be of various shapes and colors, but they are all combined with the light aroma of tea.
The most favorable place for a roomy rosethere will be a sunny cool window sill. Rose tea can not stand drafts. You can put this plant in a warm room, but then it must often be sprinkled with cool water. In winter it is recommended to keep these flowers at a temperature of +10 degrees, and in summer - to take out on the balcony. Indoor small rose requires abundant watering and enriched soil. Flowers should grow in small pots and be fed regularly with mineral fertilizer, only then they will be able to blossom beautifully and abundantly. The best soil for roses will be a mixture of two parts of greenhouse humus with two parts of a mixture of sand mixed with bird droppings and clay. It is good to take the ground from under the thickets of nettle. As you know, nettle grows abundantly only on nutrient-rich soil. In the spring, indoor roses need to be cut, and during the year do not forget to remove the dried bud from the plant.
The main pests to which the tea rose is aphid, aphid mite and rosefly sawfly. To combat pests, the plant is washed with soapy water or a solution of garlic.
Transplant the roses better in August. Do not forget that it is not recommended to use large pots to grow indoor roses. Planted in large flowerpots, these plants give less flowers and leaves.
With proper care and adequate nutrition, the indoor tea rose can grow and bloom for six years.