Propagation of hyacinths, or, as they are popularly called, the colors of the rain, is not difficult. Each mistress of even a small garden site can breed this flower to the delight of herself and the views of people around.
Hyacinths - plants are quite popular nowadays. They look very neat. And although hyacinth sometimes reproduces quite hard, yet an enthusiastic mistress of a personal plot or a small flower bed can find its own optimal and convenient way for it to propagate rain colors for it.
Breeding hyacinths is an interesting activity. But do not wait for the hyacinths to reproduce themselves. Even if they do, this process will not happen very quickly. Independent natural reproduction of these beautiful flowers of various colors lasts quite a long time. Therefore, if you decide to plant a rain flower in the area, then you should learn more about the methods of its propagation and make some effort.
But sometimes it happens that the process of propagation of these flowers is involuntarily accelerated by rodents and mice that are completely unpleasant to humans. Indeed, hyacinth is probably the only flower that is not only not afraid of mice, but even, on the contrary, with their help can increase its number.
The thing is that the mouse, eating part of the bulb, thereby damages it. Damaged places begin to stimulate active cell growth. So in these places new cuttings are formed, and therefore, new units of the plant.
It was such an accidental discovery made by one of the gardeners that allowed breeders to develop a new way of propagating these amazing and beautiful flowers. This method is now called bottom cutting.
Notching, or cutting the bottom, is a fairly effective technique for propagating hyacinths. As mentioned earlier, a damaged bulb activates all its forces for further survival, thereby accelerating cell growth. The bursts formed after the damage soon turn into surprisingly smooth and neat bulbs. This method of reproduction can also be called reproduction by children.
In order to correctly produce this method of reproduction, you need to have a sharp knife or scalpel on hand. Turning the bulb upside down and pre-cleaning it from old tissues, make an incision with a sharp knife. Plant stem tissue must be removed completely. Otherwise, on the remaining parts of the plants, new tissues that give growth to the new plant will not form. A hole should form inside the bulb, resembling a small funnel outwardly. An interesting fact is that this method not only allows hyacinths to multiply faster, but also heals existing material. The bulbs formed by the application of this technique are extremely smooth and strong. After cutting the wedge-shaped part of the bulb, it is necessary to powder it with activated carbon powder.
Next, a little care for the bulbs is required. To do this, you need:
Propagation of rain flowers can be done not only by cutting the bottom and certainly not expecting the bulbs to be bitten by mice. Today, there are several more ways to breed these flowers. Which method will become the most effective and convenient, each gardener will determine for himself personally.
So, for example, the propagation of hyacinths can be done with leaves. But for everything to succeed, you need to know some subtleties.
The best period for propagation using this technique will be the time of bud setting on hyacinth.
From each individual plant, it is required to take two large leaves, which are located at the very base. Leaves are cut with a knife. Cut leaves are divided into a number of parts, but the size of each of them should not be less than 5-6 cm. Next, these leaves must be processed in a heteroauxin solution and planted in a container with sand, the planting depth should be no more than 30 mm.
The box, as in the first case, is immersed in a plastic bag. It is necessary to store plants in this form under diffused light, the temperature should be in the region of 15 ° C. After a month, the onions appear, and after 2 months you can notice the roots and leaves.
The propagation of hyacinths by removing them from the seeds also takes place, but it should be understood that such a method of reproduction will take a rather long period for the grower. Rain flowers propagated in this way will begin to delight their beauty only for 6-7 years of life.
Seeding will occur only in warm, sunny weather. Boxes in this period have not yet been opened, but already turn yellow. This is a signal for the ripening of flower seeds. At this time, you need to have time to break the boxes and dry them. Within a week, the boxes will open, and the seeds can be packaged in paper bags.
It is important to remember that each variety, if there are several, must be stored in a separate bag so that the seeds do not mix.
It is necessary to sow the prepared seeds in the autumn, in the still warm earth.
If you plant hyacinths with seeds in the spring, then plant emergence can be expected only after a year. Shoots can be seen on the flowerbed in April or May.
The best option would be to plant the seeds in the greenhouse, the bottom of which will be covered with sand. In sandy soil, the risk of seed decay is very low.
In general, it can be noted that rain flowers are quite beautiful plants. Pleasing with their flowering surrounding people, they create a true spring mood. Hyacinths do not require any special conditions for their breeding, and there are a sufficient number of propagation methods for these flowers, you just need to choose the right one.