Get your beloved plant, bad mother, love bow or bridal ribbon, to flourish and fill your home with perfume, to do so keep reading this article.
The mala madre or bond of love plant is one of the ones that most decorates the homes of our elders, and this is so for a very important reason: it is very, very easy to care for. With a little water and electricity, it lives for several years at home, and can even do so outdoors if the weather is not too cold.
However, what many people want to know is how to make this indoor plant bloom, and in this article we will explain how to do it.
How to get the bond of love to flourish
If you do not have much experience with plants or would like to get off to a good start, the bad mother plant is your best option, since we are also going to tell you everything you need to do to keep it in perfect condition and that it is flourishing and perfuming your house. .
Once it produces its white flowers, after a while the petals fall off. When this happens and it lands right on the ground, this will cause new little seedlings to be created which will be and can be used to multiply the plant more easily.
Main known species
Currently, there are about 250 different species of Chlorophytum, its scientific name. But among all of them, the ones that stand out the most are the following that we are going to mention.
- Chlorophytum comosum: It is also known by the name of Cchlorophytum capense. It is a variation whose leaves can reach a length of up to 30 cm. These usually develop in the form of rosettes with leaves, which ends up giving the plant its characteristic shape.
- Chlorophytum laxum: This species has its origin in two parts of the world, the first of which is found in Ghana and the other in northern Nigeria. It is a plant whose dimensions are much smaller than any other variation of this species and the color of the leaves has a bright green hue, although it still maintains that whitish color on the edges.
- Chlorophytum undulatum: This is one of the variants that originated in southern Africa and has managed to reach more territory than is believed in other parts of the world. In this case, it is a species whose leaves are narrower and harder. And as for the flowers, they develop as if they were spikes and also maintain the white color as in the other variations, however, they can turn dark red on some occasions.
make them bloom
If you have not yet been able to see its flowers, perhaps you should pay attention to its care, the following recommendations will help you get them to bloom quickly.
Water it often… but without overdoing it
The bad mother plant is one of those plants that, although it is necessary to water regularly to prevent it from drying out, does not tolerate waterlogging. In fact, it usually dies from excess water, since in addition, since a plate is usually placed underneath, the roots are in direct contact with the precious element, which will do a lot of damage.
For this reason, it is necessary to water 3-4 times a week during the warmer months and every 5 or 6 days the rest of the year, and always bearing in mind that the water is removed from the tray ten minutes after watering.
Fertilize it as it grows
All plants need ‘nourishment’ as they grow, including the bad mother plant. Although it can live relatively well only with the nutrients of the substrate, it will yield much more and better if it is fertilized in spring and summer.
That is why it is highly recommended to use an organic compost that is quickly effective, such as guano in liquid state. By following the instructions specified on the product packaging, you can have a beautiful and very healthy plant that also flourishes. During the hottest months, add fertilizers such as worm castings at least twice a month, which will speed up the flowering process.
Although it is the last thing we usually agree on, it is very important to do so. The bad mother plant is true that it is small and does not take up much space, but over time its root system fills the entire pot, thus using up all the nutrients that are in it until a moment comes when growth stops.
To avoid this, it should be transplanted at least every 3 springs.