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This amazing plant has long been admired by people in different parts of the world.
He was appreciated for its beauty, stamina and unpretentiousness.
It is the set of such qualities that explains the huge number of flower names.
Let's consider the most unusual of them.
Briefly about the plant
"Stone Rose"... This name of the plant helps to most accurately describe its appearance and habitat.
Its root rosettes are short, fleshy and resemble a rosebud in appearance.
Depending on the type of plant, they can be not only green, but also yellow, burgundy, red, combine several shades at once.
This color makes the succulent even more like a flower. This plant feels great in mountainous areas and among stones, for this flower and bears the definition of "stone".
"Zhivuchka"... This popular name for the plant reveals its character.
The "tenacious" is able to survive almost everywhere. She is not afraid of dry or poor soils, temperature drops or harsh mountain climate. She can master any hard-to-reach territory and decorate it with herself.
"Younger"... This is the name of the plant because of its resistance and ability to maintain a beautiful appearance for a long time. Each rosette can only bloom once, but the abundance of rosettes allows the plant to always appear young and blooming.
"Sempervivum"... The plant can be found under this name in a botany textbook. It comes from a combination of two Latin words semper and vivum, which in translation mean "forever alive."
At the moment, there are up to 60 species of tenacious. Such a species diversity arose due to the fact that the young in its distribution covered a very large territory. It can be found throughout Europe, except for the northern regions, in North Africa and even in the Caucasus. Rejuvenated with a thick carpet grow along rivers, in forests, in open glades.
It is surprising that depending on the habitat conditions, the plant can change color. This can be influenced by factors such as seasonality, the amount of light, nutrients in the soil. In addition, the tenacious changes color at different stages of growth.
The varieties differ not only in color, but also in shape. The height of the rosette in different species can vary from 0.5 to 20 cm, and the leaves have a different amount of pile plaque. This quality is called "hairiness" and helps the plant to collect dew.
Where to plant stone flowers in the garden?
There are two main goals for planting a young person on a personal plot.
Firstly, it is great for masking areas with poor soil.
For example, the tenacious is indispensable on the plots that remained after the construction of the house..
For this purpose, it is planted along the house, and a gravel embankment is made on top.
Secondly, the unusual color of the young is used to create decorative compositions. Modern materials make it possible to grow succulents even in an upright position. So you can create a fancy painting on the wall, green the roof, decorate the balcony.
You can also plant the young in ordinary pots and flowerpots. The composition is perfectly complemented by glass, pebbles, shells, stones and any other material. Rejuvenated like no other leaves a huge space for imagination.
How does the plant reproduce?
It is not difficult to propagate a tenacious animal. The plant reproduces well by separating the rosettes. When the plant becomes more than a year old, small rosettes appear near the leaves. They can be separated from the mother plant and transplanted to the desired location.
The outlets take root on their own as soon as they hit the ground. If necessary, planting can be postponed even for several days. The tenacious rosettes can tolerate time well without soil, and then root successfully.
You can propagate young and seeds. After flowering, small seeds appear on the plant, which more resemble dust. When in contact with the kidney, they germinate rather quickly. If such self-seeding in the garden is not needed, then the peduncles of the tenacious are best cut off.
Proper care of the young
It is difficult to find a more unpretentious plant than a young one.
In their natural environment, they feel great both on stones and in sandy soil.
So that the plant does not lose its properties and resistance to temperatures, it needs a soil that will be rather poor in fertilizers and minerals.
On fertile soils, the tenaciousness increases the intensity of reproduction, but the plant itself becomes rather weak and loses its brightness in color.
Rejuvenated should be watered only in a very hot season. The rest of the time, the plant perfectly collects and retains moisture on its own. Excessive moisture can lead to the fact that the succulent begins to rot and may even die.
In winter, special plant care is also not required. Rejuvenated perfectly tolerates the cold and a small amount of snow is enough for it for a successful wintering.
Pests are not afraid of the tenacious. Trouble can only be caused by weeds. They grow between the rosettes and are extremely inconvenient to remove due to the high density of the rejuvenated carpet. Therefore, when planting a survivor on a site, it should be prepared in advance.