Vermiculite In Floriculture
Each flower grower-fan came across in my practice with compaction and hardening of soil, with its excessive moisture or, conversely, drying. As a result, often enough florist had seen weak growth of flowers, and often, and their destruction.
The use of expanded vermiculite can solve all the above problems with a floral ground and create optimal conditions for the growth of flowers.
The beneficial effects of expanded vermiculite on the ground discussed in detail under the heading “Agriculture” on our website, so we will not be repeated here, but look at some practical advice growers.
First, we draw your attention to the importance of the drainage system to drain excess moisture in a flowerpot or a pot. For this purpose, ideal vermiculite coarse fractions (8 mm), which is placed on the bottom of the pot in the 1.5-2.5 cm thick, and then fit a mixture of dirt with vermiculite fines.
For tree-like flowers best option is to blow 1 cm layer of expanded clay, over which is placed 1.5 cm layer of vermiculite. In addition, ground-vermiculite mixture is prepared in the proportion of one part vermiculite to 2-3 parts soil.
Clean moist vermiculite is an ideal medium for the propagation adult colors. When you add it to the fertilizer there is much more rapid formation of root cuttings than in the case of simple rooting in water.
And finally, we note the necessity of using vermiculite for storage of bulbs, tubers and rhizomes of colors. Planting material is placed in the vermiculite layers, with no contact between them, and pouring a layer of vermiculite in the 2-3 cm Such storage of planting material will prevent it from freezing, premature decay and growth.