Violet "Chanson" - selective cultivar of fantasy color
The Shanson violet was bred by Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses breeders, headed by Paul Sorano.
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Description of the variety “Shanson”
Belongs to varieties with fancy color and bush size to the category Standard. Flowering plant looks very impressive. Flowers surrounded by tall leaves - a small bright boutonniere.
The leaves are large, dark green in color, evenly colored. Rounded on high legs (10 cm tall).
On the reverse side of the leaf slightly pubescent, on the front side - smooth, shiny.
Juicy and fragile, they are assembled in a socket.
The color of the leaves very successfully sets off the large flowers of Saintpaulia.
This variety is distinguished by terry dark blue flowers collected in sockets of 5-6 pcs.The edges of the petals are slightly wavy, scalloped.
Pink peas, similar to sunbeams, are densely scattered on the petals. The petals are velvety, with shiny sparkles. Flowering is frequent and plentiful.
At the first flowering, the absence of pink peas on the petals is possible.
At subsequent flowering, the plant confirms all the characteristics of this variety.
Variety "Chanson" is sensitive to a lack of light - in the dark, it must be provided with artificial lighting.
Photo of violet “Chanson”
The growing conditions of this variety are not much different from the cultivation of violets. Variety "Chanson" - for beginner gardeners: unpretentious, easy to grow. Following simple rules, it’s simple enough to maintain health and strength, growth and blooming of a home flower.
The soil substrate is prepared from peat, sheet soil and sand in a ratio of 3: 5: 1. All ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Charcoal and / or sphagnum moss may be added. Expanded clay or vermiculite can be added to the soil. A prerequisite for growing violets is the presence of drainage.
Features of the root system of violets determine the choice of pot for the plant.
Pots are best to choose shallow, flat - they are more suitable for the superficial root system.
The size and age of the plant must be considered. For violets of mini varieties and children take the smallest pots - up to 6-8 cm in diameter. As the plants grow, every 2-3 years they pass it into larger diameter pots.
When choosing a flower pot, you should always adhere to the rule 3: 1 - the diameter of the pot should be three times less than the diameter of the plant.
The material for the flower pot can be any - plastic or ceramic.
The violet of the Chanson variety does not like direct sunlight. The leaves react to excess sunlight with the appearance of whitish spots and burns on them.
Plants live well on the western and eastern windows, on the north - they lack light.
In autumn and winter, violets need additional illumination. With a lack of light, flowering is delayed, and plant growth is suspended.
Important! In order for the plant to be evenly lit and develop correctly, every 3-4 days the pot must be turned to the light on the other side.
In winter, the room temperature should not drop below 18 degrees. Comfortable temperature for senpolia is 22/25 degrees. Violets are afraid of drafts. Ventilate the room regularly.
For growth and flowering, this variety requires humidity from 50% to 70%.
This plant can not be sprayed - it can die. Experienced growers are advised to place water containers next to the plant. The second way: pour expanded clay into pallets and always make sure that it is wet.
Planting and reproduction
The propagation of senpolia is possible in various ways:
- by seeds;
- rooted peduncles;
- leaf cuttings;
Leaf stalks can be rooted in a substrate or in water. A plant rooted in water is transplanted into a pot when the roots reach half a centimeter in length.
From cuttings rooted in the substrate, young plants will hatch after 1.5-2 months.
Stepsoning is a reliable method of reproduction. Stepsons are separated and planted in separate pots. When transplanting and separating stepsons, caution is required - it is very easy to damage the root system and fragile leaves.
Reproduction by seeds is a longer and painstaking process. This method is most often used by breeders to breed a new variety.
Important! Self-harvested seeds do not propagate hybrid varieties. Plants from such seeds do not inherit the traits of the parent.
Care of the senpolis is simple. You need to know a few basic rules and follow them. The result is a beautiful, flowering plant.
Top watering is more convenient with a watering can or teapot with a narrow long nose.
Many gardeners use a medical pear, as in the photo on the left.. Do not allow water to fall on the leaves and petioles.
Bottom watering has its own characteristics. Having poured water into the pan and watered the plant, it is necessary to drain the remaining water from the pan. This will avoid overmoistening and rotting of the roots.
Important! Wick watering can be used when flowers are left unattended for a long time. Cotton fabric or rope is lowered into a vessel with water, the other end is placed in a tray (!) Of a flower pot.
Senpolis (including the Chanson variety) do not like transplants. Transshipment is carried out every 2-3 years, trying not to destroy the earthball.
Transplanting flowering plants or transshipment is not recommended. Better to wait until the flowering ends.
Fertilizer and fertilizing
For long and abundant flowering, these beautiful women need regular top dressing. Once a month, it is recommended to feed the flowers with any special fertilizers for the senpolia.
Diseases and Pests
Infectious diseases pose a great danger to the plant (pathogens - viruses, fungi, bacteria) and pests (the most common - spider mite, scutellum and mockworm, nematodes, mealybug, aphids).
Proper care is the best prevention of all diseases and pests.
Learn more about care and growing from the video below: