"Ice rose" - a symbol of wealth of varietal violets
Variety "Ice Rose" bred by breeder Svetlana Repkina. The plant is presented in the form of large double white flowers. Petals closer to the middle are distinguished by lilac smears. The composition is ideally complemented by large leaves of a dark green color. “Ice Rose” is easy to care for and does not require special conditions.
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A variation of Saintpaulia - “Ice Rose” attracts attention with a bright palette of petals.
Each new bloom entails a change in the structure and shade of the flowers.
The inner part of the white petals is gradually painted in cherry or lilac color, and the border of the petals - in light green.
The leaves of a houseplant are large, slightly wavy at the edges.
The color of the foliage is dark green. They grow from the center to the periphery, forming a strong outlet.
Flowers are the main feature of “Ice Rose”. They differ in white petals interspersed in the form of lilac smears. The edges of the petals are corrugated, pale yellow, and sometimes light green in color. During flowering, 6-7 flowers grow.
On a note!The color of the buds changes depending on the temperature. At temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius, white predominates in color, and if the thermometer is above 26 degrees, the petals will be bright raspberry with a small white border.
Features and differences from other varieties
This variety differs from other saints by not only foliage and flowers, but also by the need for proper care, planting and reproduction. Otherwise, this breeding species has no significant differences.
Photo of violet “Ice Rose”
Interesting!Not always children of violets pass varietal characters by inheritance. As a result, a planted baby can bloom in a different color than the parent, such instances are called “sports”
Sports photos - RS “Ice Rose”
“Ice Rose” requires special care. Its flowering and growth depends on a properly selected pot with soil, the required temperature, lighting and humidity.
Violets love to grow in fertile soil. In this case, the soil should pass air well. It is recommended to use soil mixtures in which there are useful substances.
The first and main rule when transplanting is a correctly selected pot.
It must match the size of the outlet. A large pot will contribute to the development of the root system, but the likelihood of flowering is very small.
Small pots contribute to the rapid filling of the soil with roots, thereby causing the senpolia to bloom.
For “Ice Rose” you need to constantly monitor the correct lighting. In the warm season, there will be enough daylight. In winter, lighting deficits are often formed. An ideal option in such a period would be ordinary fluorescent lamps.
Caution! Do not leave the violet on the south side of the room. Direct sunlight can burn the plant. Under the sun, the leaves can dry, and the flowers can wither.
From the name of the violet it may seem that you need to grow it at a cold temperature. However, it is not.
This variety loves room temperature (about 20 degrees).
In such conditions, it will grow up healthy, strong and will please you with plentiful flowering more than once.
“Ice rose” prefers to grow in a humid environment (more than 50%). In winter, especially when the heaters are on, it is difficult to maintain a high level of humidity. In this case, it is recommended to put a glass of cool water next to the plant. An electronic humidifier will also be helpful.
Planting and reproduction
Planting can be conditionally divided into 2 types: germination in soil and water.
The first option is simpler. It consists in the fact that the cuttings are planted directly in the soil mixture.
When germinating in water, they should be placed in a container with a small amount of water. This method is lengthy but more reliable.
The most effective and popular type of reproduction is with the help of a leaf. It is necessary to choose cuttings from the central row and cut it with a knife or a sharp blade. Then they are planted in soil or a container of water.
All types of violets require proper care. To preserve the necessary maternal traits and the savings of the variety itself, it is necessary to carefully study all the subtleties of growing a plant. Caring for it is somewhat different from its "counterpart".
This variety must be watered exclusively with settled water. Water temperature - room temperature (within 20-25 degrees Celsius). Watering with warm or cold water will lead to the development of diseases and rotting of the roots.
Important! When watering, water should be avoided on leaves and, especially, flowers. The fleecy particles of the leaves and the smooth surface of the sockets does not tolerate moisture. This can lead to the formation of white spots.
The subtleties of transplantation
Adult violets (from 1 year and more) should be transplanted no more than 2 years.
At the same time, you need to use the transshipment method, without significant damage to the root system.
Older plants require additional care. It is necessary to separate the outer rows of leaves, leaving the middle.
After that, cut the outlet under the root and put in water to root it. In this case, the water level should not exceed the tip of the handle.
Fertilizer is an important element in flowering
The initial stage of care does not require excessive fertilizer. The soil is saturated with nutrients and will keep them for up to half a year.
In the future, “Ice Rose” requires top dressing. It's simple: when building green mass, nitrogen is needed, and during flowering - potassium. Such fertilizers should be used once every 2 weeks. When preparing the solution, read the instructions for use in detail.
Violets are not always willing to bloom. The reason for this may be a lack of phosphorus in the soil. To increase the "budding", it is recommended to fertilize the earth with a phosphorus solution.
Varietal violets are not recommended to be fertilized in such cases:
- In the first month after transplantation;
- When changing room temperature;
- When the sun hits the leaves.
What can harm a varietal violet and how to prevent it
There are a certain number of pests of this variety. Among them are the following:
- Ticks These, unseen by the armed eye, insects can appear on old, sometimes dried, leaves. Therefore, such leaves should be removed immediately.
- Thrips. Such oblong microscopic insects tend to fly from one plant to another. Most often fall with poplar fluff and street flowers. In case of a disease, you need to treat the leaves and stems with a special solution (fitoverm).
- Aphid. These insects can be found in freshly cut flowers. For treatment, it is necessary to use a powder preparation (mospilan).
Learn more about violet care from the video below: