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Wisteria in vase origins and characteristics

The botanical name of wisteria is wisteria, it is native to the East, more precisely to China and Japan, and is part of the papilionaceae, a family that includes about ten climbing species. The wisteria is composed of two or three basal trunks that grow vertically in a spiral, that is, they twist together: the thin stems that arise from these trunks cling in turn to the supports they find, such as roofs or walls, or even others plants, otherwise, if they do not have supports, they tend to fall down with a pendulous trend. The flowers are small and of a very particular color, halfway between blue and violet: they grow in clusters tending downwards that can reach up to thirty centimeters in length.

Wisteria in cultivation pot


The wisteria in potsit should be planted in autumn or winter, but not when it is too cold or there is a risk of frost. You need a clayey soil, well drained and rich in humus and it is preferable to keep it in pots because the roots tend to expand, so if it is placed on the ground it could damage the root systems of nearby plants. Watering must not be too abundant, apart from during the planting period; flowering begins in summer and lasts a maximum of one month; this plant must be in the sun or in any case in a very bright place, otherwise it will not produce flowers. The multiplication can take place in two ways: by cuttings, to be operated in summer by taking portions of branches which will then be buried in a soil composed of peat and sand; and then by grafting, to be carried out in spring by taking portions of the plant from the root to be planted and kept at a constant temperature that does not exceed eighteen degrees. Alternatively, seeds can always be used for natural propagation.

Potted wisteria care


Potted wisteria, as well as that grown on the ground, needs to be fertilized before flowering but you must never exceed with the products, because otherwise you could get side effects, such as poor flowering or yellowing of the leaves. The wisteria then needs regular pruning: it must be done in summer, cutting the branches produced in the current year by about six centimeters; in January, however, the same branches should be shortened by about three centimeters. In this way the plant will reinvigorate itself and produce many flowers. It is also necessary to always pay attention to aphids and red spider mites that often attack this species, especially damaging the foliage. Another common problem is chlorosis, a disease that involves yellowing of the foliage:

Potted wisteria planted


To plant a wisteria in a pot, follow this procedure: in spring two or three logs are planted in a fairly large container, next to which a support must be inserted. Around this support the trunks will intertwine, intertwining with each other to form a large single trunk. Once the latter reaches the height we prefer, it is necessary to provide the wisteria with lateral supports so that the branches can reach them and expand on them to form a thick crown in a short time. After several months the branches will have lignified, will therefore have become resistant and will form a real roof of vegetation, which will give a good show at the time of flowering.

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