Store-bought mothers should be kept evenly moist, but not wet, indoors and in strong indirect light. You need at least five hours of full sun outdoors to stay healthy enough to return for the next season.
Remove dirt from the buttocks of each nut until you can see a large portion of the roots. If a mother’s roots are brown and dry, the plant is likely ■■■■.If a mother’s roots are white and look healthy, the plant is alive but needs some TLC to revive it. Cut off any ■■■■ leaves and flowers.
- Put moms potty indoors near a window that gets strong indirect sunlight all day, or put them outside where they can enjoy five hours of morning sun and shade.
- Check the mother's soil for moisture daily and water the mothers when the first inch of the soil begins to dry out.
Flowers can wither and die suddenly. These diseases live in the soil and affect the roots, so they are difficult to avoid. Finally, unfavorable environmental conditions, such as too wet or dry soil, weaken the mothers, which can leave the plants more exposed to fungi, diseases and insects.
Mothers died from late spring to mid-summer. This is just before flowering to give the flowers time to branch on the cut stems. If you grow your mothers in a greenhouse or indoors, you can kill them as soon as you see ■■■■ sprouts because the mothers are not exposed to the cold.
Early in the season, mothers like your lawn should be watered about an inch per week. As plants grow and summer brings warmer temperatures, watering should be increased proportionally. During the flowering period of September and October, you shouldn’t water too much three times a week.
To get the most out of your mothers in the garden, place them in a sunny spot and give them an all-purpose water-soluble plant fertilizer, such as MiracleGro® Water-Soluble All-Purpose Plant Fertilizer, every 714 days. Or you can feed and water your mothers at the same time with MiracleGro® LiquaFeed®.
How to Care for a Dying Mother Houseplant
Heavy rain, frost, lack of water, and the natural flowering cycle can cause mom’s flowers to turn brown. By removing ■■■■ flowers and reducing damaged plants, mothers will keep their best appearance and bloom profusely.
Mothers are photoperiod plants that take long, dark nights to bloom. Be careful not to overwater your mothers, as moist soil can prevent them from blooming and cause root rot. Surface water marks are yellow leaves that turn black and fall off. Make sure the mothers are watered evenly to ensure the best blooms.
To pinch your mothers, use your thumb and index finger to pry off the last part of each stem produced by the plant. You can remove up to half of the total height of each stem, or you can only remove the highest growth point if you want the plant to grow taller.
The next step in winter grooming for mothers is to properly insulate them in the fall. The leaves of the plant will die and turn brown when severe frost hits your area. After the leaves of the plant die, you need to prune them. Cut the stems of the mummy 3-4 inches above the ground.
The best place for a mother is a spot in full sun all day, although the plant can tolerate some shade. In areas with hot sun, a place with a few hours of afternoon shade can prevent the plant from burning.
In general, mothers are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9, although this can vary slightly by species. According to the USDA map, the lowest minimum temperatures mothers can survive are around 20 degrees below zero degrees Fahrenheit.
It is important that the plant does not get too dry or wilt between waterings. When watering, water the bottom of the plant instead of pouring water through the dense flowers. Although fertilization is not required for container mothers, water-soluble plant foods can be added once a week during irrigation.
Chrysanthemums are not annual plants, but perennials. A perennial herb has stems that die off at the end of the growing season. Each spring, new growth grows from the rhizome, creating a larger plant each year until it reaches its maximum size.
Mothers thrive in well-drained soil. If you are growing potted mothers in just one season, you can plant the mothers in a large container alongside other plants. If you plan to hibernate potted mothers, plant them yourself in a container and try planting them in the spring.
A: They won’t bloom again this year, but they should be next fall. You can store them in containers or plant them in the garden in organically rich soil that is well drained and provides five to six hours of sunlight. As the flowers have wilted, cut the plants 5 cm above the ground and mulch thoroughly.
- Keep the mothers out until the foliage and flowers die after the first frost.
- Place the plant indoors in a dark area between 32 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Water the mothers so that the soil is slightly moist during the winter dormancy.
- Keep mothers indoors for a week before the last expected spring frost arrives.