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2. Indoor grenade
While room coffee, laurels, citrus fruits are at the peak of popularity, everyone has forgotten about the equally wonderful pomegranates (Punica granatum). But they are ready to amaze both with the beauty of the foliage and the original flowering, which seems surprising for such an "ordinary" plant. The bright color of the flowers seems to precede the fruits.
Indoor pomegranates are much more compact plants than fruit trees, from which the amazing berries of the same name are collected. The dwarf form of the Nana garnet is the most common. But it is worth taking a closer look at its individual varieties - some of them produce double and larger flowers with an original color.
Bushy, with thin shoots and an openwork crown, pomegranates seem to be an exotic plant in any setting. They look great thanks to medium-sized oval-lanceolate leaves, painted in a dark green tone. The beauty of the pomegranate foliage, creating an airy lace on the shoots, is emphasized by the glossy sheen.
Young leaves are painted in a bronze tone in spring. The foliage turns yellow before falling leaves. For the winter, pomegranate loses its leaves, and perhaps this is the reason for its unpopularity today. But the rest of the year he is wonderfully good. The height of indoor pomegranates ranges from 30 cm to almost 1 m.
The pomegranate bloom is bright and original. Tubular flowers on long stalks reach 4 cm in length, solitary, with a star-shaped pharynx, seem to be weightless "strokes". The main advantage of the pomegranate bloom, which lasts from July to August, is the color range. Bright pomegranate, ruby, wine, cinnabar, scarlet - shades of red in pomegranates are amazingly rich. But today there are varieties with more "boring" white or yellow flowers.
Fruiting in pomegranates is very interesting. Most flowers with shortened columns are sterile, fruits ripen only from fruiting flowers with long columns, the number of which does not exceed 3%. Fruiting and flowering of the pomegranate occurs simultaneously, new buds appear constantly, and each flower lasts only up to 3 days.
Pomegranate is used in rooms: winter garden, greenhouse, lobby, staircase, veranda, insulated balcony in winter and living rooms in summer
Pomegranate propagation methods: by seed or cuttings of fruiting twigs
Pomegranate is not the simplest, but rewarding plant. The main difficulty is cold wintering: the plant for the dormant period must be placed in cool temperatures, combining them with good lighting and frequent ventilation. During the period of active development, the grenade will need diffused solar or diffuse bright lighting. But any temperature is suitable: the pomegranate can even be exposed to the open air. The soils are nutritious and loose, with a pH of about 7.0, transplants are carried out only as needed.
Wintering pomegranate: from 5 to 10 degrees Celsius.
Caring for a pomegranate is much easier than many woody exotic plants. The plant requires careful watering and constant light soil moisture (for the winter, they are transferred to minimal procedures, during flowering, watering is also slightly reduced to simulate natural drought). In the summer, pomegranate feeding is carried out every two weeks, at the beginning of growth using nitrogen fertilizers, and on the eve of flowering and until its end - potassium-phosphorus mixtures. The plant requires frequent spraying in summer. Pomegranate bushes are formed according to the principle of garden shrubs, removing thickening shoots in early spring.
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