Violet “Olesya” - a small piece of spring in your house all year round
A talented person is talented in everything. This statement also applies to the Russian programmer Konstantin Morev, who in his spare time is engaged in the cultivation of new varieties of violets. One of his creations is a large, large, incredibly romantic coloring violet “Olesya”. It was bred relatively recently, the variety is not even 10 years old.
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A beautiful, dense rosette, flowers of an amazing violet-pink hue, framed at the edges by an irregular interrupted rim of dark cherry color.
Pink petals flow smoothly into a cream in the center of the flower. They themselves are small, there are a lot of them in one outlet, they bloom for a long time and plentifully.
The flowers amaze with their luxury, and at the same time they are very delicate and cute, exude a faint aroma. They do not change their color, and the next year the flowering becomes even more luxurious and magnificent.
The leaves are soft green, quilted, slightly fluffy and tender.
They are medium in size, fall on the ground and do not cover the flowers.
During its full bloom, the rosette grows and almost completely covers the leaves, so it can be difficult to see them.
Outwardly, it is very similar to the Darling variety. It differs in some nuances and shades of color - Darling more pastel and calm tones, “Olesya” is much brighter and more fun.
Photo of violet “Olesya” Moreva
Violets, in principle, are grateful flowers, ready to grow on any soil. But in order for the variety to fully reveal all its qualities, it is necessary to create the necessary conditions for the flower.
Violets are photophilous plants, at the same time a lot of sun is contraindicated to them.
Best of all, they will feel on the east side of the apartment.
They will also bloom well on the southern windowsill - you just need to shade them well in the summer heat.
This violet will definitely need additional lighting in a short winter day, otherwise it will not be planted new buds and it will not bloom.
It is thermophilic, the optimum temperature for it is 22-24 degrees. For young plants - 24-26 degrees.
Adult plants have enough normal room humidity. 2-3 times a week they can be sprayed from a spray bottle. Young children are kept in greenhouses under the film.
The size of the pot primarily depends on the size of the violet itself - it must be selected in accordance with the root system of the flower itself. If you just purchased a “baby” flower, it’s very miniature, then you need the smallest pot for it.
At first, even a disposable, plastic one will do. With its growth, the pots will need to be changed, transplanted according to size.
For an adult flower, you need a ceramic pot that is not covered on the outside with any decorations.
Its maximum height and width is 10 cm, otherwise there will be an increase in deciduous mass, but it will not bloom - the root system will grow, the plant will spend all its strength on strengthening the root, and there will be no strength left on the flowering itself. In addition, in a constant moist and warm environment, bacteria, fungi, and mold will actively begin to multiply.
If you are germinating a violet from a leaf, the leaf should be put in a small plastic 100-gram cup in water, wait until the roots appear and transplanted into the exact same cup with the ground, and wait until it takes root.
Soil can be bought ready-made or made up by yourself. After all, if you purchased low-quality soil, this will certainly lead to the death of the flower in the very near future.
What is low-quality soil? This is one in which there are:
- pathogenic microorganisms causing mold
- various extraneous garbage - twigs, leaves and the like
- raid of unknown origin
- acid soil
A good and high-quality violet primer is multi-component. It includes:
- peat - it should be fluffy, not clogged, well “crumble” in the hands. This is the main component, it takes about 2/3 of the volume
- activated carbon - 2-3 crushed tablets. They will prevent acidification of the earth.
- baking powder for earth
- moisture absorbing sorbents - they will retain water, but at the same time they will not allow the earth to become wet.
A properly prepared flower ground is light, airy, uniform, and pleasant to the touch.
Important!Baking powder and sorbents often have a very pungent odor that can burn your airways. Try not to inhale it very deeply so as not to harm your health.
Planting and reproduction
When planting, it is important not to damage the root system of the plant.
The flower must be held above the pot so that the roots fit freely in the pot, do not touch its walls and bottom.
Gradually fill the flower with prepared soil and moisten the ground well.
A violet of the same variety can be grown from a leaf of a plant, it just needs to be kept in water until the roots appear.
You can also propagate by cuttings - to sprout roots.
This variety is unpretentious in care.
Daily watering is not required. It is watered under the spine so that the earth is slightly moistened.
Fertilizers - there are two types, mineral and organic. They are applied two to three times a month when watering.
Transfer – A more effective way to feed the plants is to replace the soil in which they grow. Remove depleted, put in freshly prepared. You can do this once every 2-3 months.
Diseases and Pests
Flowers, alas, also get sick. And they also have enemies.
These include various damage to the flower itself, stems, leaves.
This is a variety of rot, late blight, bacteriosis and others. No less dangerous is damage to the roots of the flower.
A bloom forms on the flower, from which it dies. You can cope with the problem with the help of special herbal remedies.
These are insects that eat flowers or leaves themselves - aphids, ticks, butterfly larvae and the like. Special chemicals that need to be sprayed with violets will help to cope with them.
Learn more about home violet care from the video below: