How To Grow Flowers at Home
The plants we grow in our home are living beings and they completely depend on us - how we take care of them and how we nurture them and what living conditions we create for them.
Each plant has its own life path. It is born, grows, blooms, bears fruit and seeds, which maintains the plant species and finally withers. By growing at home under abnormal living and climatic conditions, many plants have had to adapt to new living conditions. However, the daily rhythm of the plant's life, receiving food from water and air, creating starch in the leaves, creating new cells and parts of the plant, its growth, flowering, fertilization and seed maturation remained the same as in nature. In order for this life of the plant, which now depends not only on nature but also on us growers, to be able to proceed normally, it needs to be carefully nurtured and provided with all living conditions for successful development and growth.
The flowers that we usually receive as a gift, often bring us with the joy with which we receive it and a lot of worries and even sorrow if it stunts or even withers after a short time. The thought that the live plant we are giving away will give a lot of care to the one we are giving it to, the reason is that we prefer to give away cut flowers or flower arrangements. To ease those worries and allow flower lovers to truly enjoy their hobby, we will try to explain all the daily chores of growing flowers, which in themselves are not difficult or complicated, but should be done regularly, with a lot of attention and love.
Each plant is a creature that has special properties and special needs with regard to living conditions. However, in general, some plant properties are common. To better understand the vital needs of our houseplants, we need to know the structure and living conditions of the plant.
The plant, like any other living being, consists of countless tiny cells that are integral parts of the main plant organs, namely: root, stem, leaf, flower and seed. In each seed there is an embryo of shoots and roots, surrounded by a more or less reserve substance which enables the embryo to develop and feed until it releases the first root hairs, and thus the normal work of the roots begins. During that time, the first pair of leaves developed from the bud. The seeds usually have a more or less tight skin around them. When the seed comes in favorable conditions, ie when the name needs moisture and heat, it germinates. From the embryo of the shoot, the first leaves develop, and later the whole above-ground plant, and from the root embryo, the first small root, then the entire root system. The root of the plant has a double task: to receive water and nutrients dissolved in it and to strengthen the plant. The plant receives water using the finest thin roots. As the root grows, new root hairs are constantly developing, and the old ones are dying. The more of these hairs, the more the plant will be able to receive water and food and send them through the main root and stem to the branches and twigs to the leaves. If the plant is tuberous or bulbous, then water from the tuber or bulb goes directly into the leaves. Since we now know that the root is constantly growing in parallel with the growth of the above ground part of the plant, it will be clear to us that the pot in which the plant grows will become too small over time and the plant should be planted in a larger pot. The stem bears the above ground parts of the plant: leaf, flower and fruit. It carries water and dissolved nutrients in the leaves, and in the leaves they create carbohydrates back to the roots and thus enable the circulation of nutrients and nutrition of all cells in the plant. The leaf is the part of the plant where the grains, then the minerals dissolved in the water that come from the roots, by the action of the sun's rays and heat, form the organic compounds from which the plant builds its body. This whole intricate process, called photosynthesis, takes place only in daylight. Therefore, we can easily conclude: the more natural sunlight the plant has, the more intensely the food will form in the leaves, the more lush the plant will grow and prosper.