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Care of evergreen pot plants

The radiant evergreen plants are those that, unlike deciduous or deciduous, do not lose their leaves during the autumn and during the cold winter months. They are almost always woody, in fact bushes, trees and common shrubs take part in them. Usually the leaves fall only for renewal, this happens when the new buds are formed. In fact, the leaves in the plant are functional even for several years, as they do not suffer from winter frost and drought during the torrid heat of summer. These lush plants, in fact, are often found where the cold climate is present at high altitudes, or where the climate is warm. In early spring, especially houseplants begin to put new buds, when this happens, the plants need careful treatment with fertilizers. As soon as the plants begin to put the new shoots, in fact, it is necessary to immediately increase the watering, as, with increasing temperatures, the water will tend to evaporate. Houseplants need to supplement nourishment, which is useful for promoting the growth of new shoots. During the spring transplants can also be carried out, but be careful not all the plants in that period bear the shift, better inquire first. When there are flowers that have withered by now remember to remove them regularly, in this way you will avoid some pathologies such as the common rot, in spring for proper care, it is recommended to remove the dust that has formed in the long winter months. Be careful not to use detergents, always better to use a simple sponge soaked in warm water for the larger leaves, while the smaller ones can simply be sprayed with a vaporizer. Also remember to never put the plants with the leaves wet in the sun, as the plant could be subject to sunburn.


Pests and diseases of evergreen pot plants

In the spring, parasites and microorganisms also awaken, while other insects such as mealybugs, aphids and the common red spider mite are active all year round. Aphids and mealybugs are very quick to reproduce, in fact, it is advisable to check leaves, buds and buds more frequently, as aphids take refuge inside them. While, the red spiders prefer to take refuge on the back of the leaves as well as the mealybugs. If plants are attacked by these pests, it is advisable to proceed with specific pesticide treatments.

Diseases can cause problems at any time of the year, but it must be considered that in the spring, fungi and bacteria proliferate more, in fact, gray mold, root rot and rust attack plants in early spring. The effect of fungi or bacteria can be reduced, or in some cases eradicated for example by carefully removing the leaves and flowers that are diseased. If this procedure is not enough, specific fungicide treatments will have to be carried out.

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