Geyhera: growing, planting, care

The breeding of plant seeds and dividing the Bush, as well as distillation plants at home.

Гейхера: вирощування, посадка, догляд

Geyhera – perennial, which is loved by many generations of gardeners. Appreciate her first and foremost for the very beautiful leaves of different colors, compact and unobtrusive, but elegant flowering. Geyhera more interesting because at the certain diligence, it can be expelled and in the indoor environment. Care and cultivation plant is not particularly complicated, but without knowledge of specific rules is unlikely to achieve good results, informs Rus.Media.

The most common and most attractive – Geyhera blood-red. It is on this basis many modern hybrids. For example, consider the rules for the planting, care and cultivation plant.

Planting plant

In principle, geyhera quite undemanding plant with respect to lighting and temperature. It with equal success will blossom and develop as in the light and in partial shade. But the sun’s not worth it to drop viscouse the sun is able to destroy the plant. Basically, that should be considered when selecting a location for planting, it is soil quality”. Geyhera is more like a light fertile soil with good drainage. Also the soil should not be acidic, most preferably pH 5-6. To increase alkalinity before planting to bring the soil to chalk, or plain (which is better) wood ash or dolomite flour, which not only reduces acidity, but also serve as an excellent fertilizer. Select and prepare the site for planting so the soil is not difficult, because many garden flowers grow on these soils. That and lilies, and Phlox, peonies, and Hosta, lungwort, and many others.

Geyhera planted both seeds and seedlings. Although planting seeds and easier, but has a significant drawback. With this method of cultivation, geyhera often loses its varietal characteristics. Seeds are sown directly in loose, warm soil in the spring. The seedling method of propagation of plant is more labor intensive and requires prior cultivation of the seedlings. Also, it is not devoid of the same flaws, it’s also growing a plant from seed. The most reliable way is to divide the Bush and seat it.

Care hakerami

Гейхера: вирощування, посадка, догляд

In one place without separation and transplantation geyhera can grow up to five years. Bush is falling apart, becomes elongated and liquid. This condition not only makes the plant unattractive, but it creates the danger of freezing in winter. The main danger of the early spring sun that awakens her before the ground is sufficiently warmed. This Bush it is necessary to divide and replant. To avoid escalation and to extend the life of plant can be mulching. For this vachani need to pour under the plant compost, approximately until the first buds, the plant will give new roots that will strengthen the plant.

Watering and fertilizing

Correct watering plant is the main condition for its successful cultivation! Here it is necessary to adhere to a strict balance. Geyhera equally does not tolerate peresushki and the Gulf. To maintain this balance will help the five-centimetric layer of mulch. You can use tree bark or compost. Gaharu fed usually twice a season, once in the spring before flowering and the second summer after flowering. It is quite suitable for complex mineral fertilizer.

Reproduction plant seeds

Гейхера: вирощування, посадка, догляд

As already mentioned, geyhera propagated by seeds and division. Seeds for propagation can be purchase and can be collected from plants. The second method is safer, surely everyone has a friend who grows gaharu. The reason for this preference is simple – plant seeds very quickly lose their germination. And expired seeds bought in the store can’t be ignored. But the collected seeds should be stored in proper conditions. It is best to pour it into a jar that closes, and put in the fridge. On the seedlings seeds are sown in spring (March-April), and plant hardened seedlings planted in open ground in late may – early June.


Gaharu blood-red, can be grown as a houseplant. Nothing tricky about it, though its distillation and is somewhat different from the distillation bulbs (hyacinth, for example) and is somewhat similar to forcing Lily of the valley.

For distillation plant, take a two-year, well developed plants which are dug out in September. Dug up the bushes planted in pots with fertile humus-turf ground, watered and placed in a shaded area before the onset of sustained cold weather. With their offensive, the pots with plants transferred to a cool room (a greenhouse, a loggia, summer kitchen…). You must give the ground to freeze slightly, and then cover it with mulch, leaves or spruce branches.

In late December, the pots are transferred to a warmer room with a temperature of 10-12 degrees and begin regular watering with warm water, a spray. After about 7-8 days the plant begins to awaken and grow. After that it is placed near a Sunny window, where in March geyhera will give 3-4 panicles. After flowering, the plant newly planted in open ground. It should be remembered that the distillation plant in the indoor environment should be used only plants grown from seed.