Modern flower growers are no longer interested in growing well-known indoor flowers. Therefore, they are increasingly trying to breed exotic plants at home. Growing persimmon at home is becoming increasingly popular, even though it's not easy.
Persimmon at home
For cultivation of persimmon at home, the best varieties are suitable:
- Zenji Maru.
You will need: persimmon seeds, pot, potassium permanganate (potassium permanganate), growth promoter, soil for indoor plants, cellophane.
How to choose persimmon seeds for growing at home?
- To select seeds, you must get the fruit of the most ripe and healthy skin (no cracks and dark spots), the leaves should be green and fit snugly. After buying the fruit must be put in a bright, warm place in order for it to ripen completely. Only in this case, persimmon seeds will sprout.
- To check the quality of the seeds, you must put them in a glass of water. Seeds that pop up will be unsuitable for planting. The remaining seeds need to be poured with a weak solution of potassium permanganate and an activator of growth and forget about them for 3 days.
- For planting persimmon fit any priming, only it is necessary beforehand ignite in the oven in order to avoid the ingress of fungi and bacteria into the soil, as persimmon is very fastidious in this regard.
Persimmon growing pot
The diameter of the planting pot should be no more than 15 cm. The first layer will be covered with clay, no more than 1 cm thick. Then pour the prepared soil. Immerse the seed to a depth of 1.5-2 cm and water it abundantly. And squeeze the persimmon should germ down.
Then we cover the plant pot with cellophane and set it in a warm place. Watering is done as the land dries out and do not forget to periodically air the room.
Shoots should appear in a few weeks, and then cellophane should then be removed from the pot. If the stone itself does not fall away from the germ, try to separate it yourself, but be very careful. If the bone is not detached during time, the persimmon may die..
Caring for persimmon at home
- The persimmon grows very quickly, so as you grow, transplant the plant into larger pots for the unhindered development of the root system.
- In the summer, you can take persimmon to a balcony or to the front garden in a reasonably lit place. The first time you should not make the plant under direct sunlight, as it does not tolerate heat.
- It is necessary to feed a persimmon 2 times a month., using mineral and organic fertilizers.
- After the plant is well formed, at the level of 40-50 cm it is necessary to pin it for further growth. When three apical shoots are formed on a persimmon, they must also be pinned. Thus, we act with second-order shoots.
- In the process of growing a round tree should be formed with a height of 0.5 m. The first flowers can be observed for 6-7 years after planting.
- Persimmon blooms in May - June. During this period, it must be taken out to the open air, so that the flowers are naturally pollinated by bees.
- By the beginning of the winter period, the leaves fall off, thus, the persimmon passes into the resting stage. At this time, it is best to put it in a dark place with a low plus temperature, where it will stay until warming.
- The grafted plant bears fruit twice as fast. It can be grafted upon reaching the stem of 20 cm. The graft can be purchased at any flower shop or asked in the botanical garden.
- If the leaves stopped growing and turned yellow, it means that the plant does not have enough space, and it needs to be urgently transplanted into a larger pot.
Growing persimmon at home is possible, but problematicdue to limited space and long waiting times when the plant begins to bear fruit. House-grown persimmon is stored for 1 to 3 months, it all depends on the type and humidity of the air.
As an ornamental plant to grow persimmon is not worth it, because in the winter its leaves fall. But if you have a lot of free space at home and there is a desire to grow a tropical fruit-bearing garden, thenthe persimmon is an ideal and very tasty decision!