Rejuvenated — an ever-living flower
This is how the name of this well-known plant is translated from Latin. We call it young or stone rose.
The people of youth assign a magical property to ward off evil spirits and heal the body.
In Europe, it has long been believed that young people on the roof of the house will protect the building from lightning strikes and … thieves.
And for gardeners, this flower is an evergreen and the most unpretentious inhabitant of sunny hillocks, rocky hills, green roofs, rutaria, paved paths. Surprisingly, the fleshy leaves filled with juice are able to survive not only in drought conditions, but also in frost.
The size of a stone rose is small, but it multiplies well and forms noticeable arrays on surfaces with any slope, up to vertical ones. And this property is unique. Molodilo is actively used in creating living pictures on the walls of houses and in roof gardening.
Fatty, heavy soils are of little use for juveniles. For them, a sand-humus mixture is selected. To do this, prepare the following composition:
- coarse sand as drainage — 1 part,
- nutritious leaf humus without plant residues — 4 parts,
- wood ash for soil disinfection — ½ part.
Does young grow on black soil? Yes, it grows if there is no stagnant water on the site, but this type of soil is not suitable for placement in containers and in windy places. When exposed to moisture, it is soft, but quickly hardens in dry conditions.
Fleshy petals collected in a rosette are just leaves. The stone rose also blooms unusually. First, she throws out an arrow framed by leaves from the center of the rosette. After that, flowers bloom at the top of the peduncle. In most cases, they have a pink or yellow tint.
In this case, it is necessary to ensure that the pulp of the leaves does not lose elasticity. At the first sign of lethargy, succulents should be watered abundantly or sprayed with a spray bottle at night.
Roofing young (Sempervivum tectorum)
The most frost-resistant type. Rosettes are like crystals. leaves strongly elongated with purple endings.
Rejuvenated Octopodes (Sempervivum Octopodes)
The rosette is shaped like a ball. Forms a very large number of small sprout balls. The tips of the leaves are dark crimson on the outside.
Young Reginae-Amaliae (Sempervivum Reginae-Amaliae)
Most of the representatives of its species is similar to a rose. The succulent leaves-petals have a pale green color, which in the sun can acquire a bright orange edging. Its rosettes are compact and most suitable as the main background plant in the composition of congeners.
Younger Brunette (Sempervivum Brunette)
More like a green crystal with a dark red tint. This is a fairly large specimen of its kind. Differs from congeners in a fleecy surface.
Young hybrid, variety Fame (Sempervivum Fame)
It boasts an unusual color of the leaves. There are pale green, yellow, light pink shades. The composition of only one of this species is a self-sufficient decoration of a small piece of land, and if you correctly emphasize it with plain green relatives, a bright color effect is guaranteed!
Young Soboliferum (Sempervivum Soboliferum)
It is distinguished by a large-diameter rosette and a very dense planting of short leaves. Dtags have a raspberry shade of extreme leaves.
YOUNG IN GARDEN DESIGN
For a garden in the Art Nouveau style, young is an ideal component. Sockets in this case are placed in a clear geometric order against the background of stone or wood mulch.
The second option — a scattering of youth in the middle of the stones. It is suitable for any garden style, be it landscape, regular or modern.
If you are planning to plant greenery on the roof, then the most frost-resistant roofing rejuvenation is most suitable for it.
For vertical gardening of walls, a wooden frame 5-6 cm thick is covered with a mesh,
Put moss or coconut fiber on it.
Cover with soil mixture.
The back is covered with a plywood sheet or moisture-resistant drywall.
Young people are planted between the mesh cells, and two weeks after rooting, a green picture is hung on the wall of a house, barn or fence.
Best of all, the youth is combined with their own kind and relatives-sedums. The best part is that creating a composition does not require you to have special florist skills. In whatever sequence you plant a mixture of succulents, they will always look spectacular.
The combination of young in the foreground and medium-sized flowering perennials in the second looks beautiful.
Old partners of a stone rose are stones with a rough surface. Especially if they have a uniform shade that is different from the color of plants. So, boulders of reddish, beige and dark gray shades are most suitable for green juveniles, light gray and beige stones are chosen for purple varieties, and gray and beige stone surfaces for variegated ones.
Juveniles are propagated by shoots. And to be precise, the plant reproduces itself, and you just need to have time to plant young rosettes 🙂 Up to two dozen of them form over the summer.
The shoots (young rosettes) are transplanted with a small “leg”, on which inconspicuous roots have already formed by spring. I stuck it in the ground, watered it and … forgot.
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