Shevanti Flower, called as Chrysanthemum in english, also popularly known as Guldaudi, Guldavari & Chamanthi is a gorgeous plant with exceptionally beautiful flowers.
How to grow shevanti plant?
To grow shevanti plant, you need to know that it is a winter blooming plant and needed to be grown during April – June, furthermore it requires good amount of sunlight and watering to grow.
This flowering plant is notoriously famous for producing blooms during Fall (Autumn – Patjhad) season when every other plant struggle to keep its leaves intact.
This plant goes on to flower boldly.
So, growing Shevanti Flowers in your garden, will make sure that it never runs out of colorful blooms.
Today, I’m going to share everything that it takes to grow and keep it thriving.
Shevanti/Chrysanthemum Flowering Season in India
Shevanti/Chrysanthemum starts flowering from Mid-September till December. It blooms during the time, when the days starts to get shorter and nights get longer.
That is, the time when the winter is at the door.
So, if you are growing it from seeds then start sowing it between Apr-May, and if growing it from cuttings then you can start between June – July.
How to Grow Shevanti Flower Plant (Chrysanthemum) From Seeds
Growing shevanti flower plants from seeds is a long and delicate process, that is why most people prefer cutting method.
But, with little care and following this guide step by step, you will be able to grow it from seeds easily.
Keep in mind that it takes 1.5 to 2 months for the chrysanthemum seeds to germinate and develop enough roots that they can be transplanted.
So, have patience.
Also, check this detailed guide on taking care of shevanti plant.
Get high quality seeds.
Once you have your chrysanthemum seeds with you.
Now you need to prepare soil for the germination process of shevanti plant.
For this make a Potting Mix of:
Mix all of these well.
Once you have prepared the potting mix.
Take a wide but not so deep container, make a hole at the bottom and cover it with some stone so that the soil doesn’t escape through it.
Now fill the container with the potting mix that you just made.
As the seeds of Chrysanthemum (Guldavari) are very minute, they are susceptible to be attacked by fungi.
After this sprinkle the seeds of shevanti evenly all over the potting mix and then cover it lightly with the same potting mix.
And then again lightly shower the potting mix and keep this container under semi-shade.
Make sure that you keep the soil, slightly moist all the time to help them germinate well.
Within 3-4 days, you will see some life emerging through the soil.
Keep caring and watering it.
Transplantation of Shevanti Saplings
Within 2 months, it will develop enough roots to be transplanted to different container.
For transplantation, take a pot of 6 inch and make a single hole at the bottom.
Now, for the same, you will have to use different potting soil to that used in Germination Process.
Use a potting soil of following ingredients:
- Garden Soil – 50%
- Fine Sand – 20%
- Cow dung or Vermicompost –30%
Add this potting soil in the final container and then carefully transplant the saplings without hurting their roots and then water lightly.
Keep the container in shade for 2-3 days and after that move it to a location where it gets direct sunlight.
This is how you grow shevanti flower plant from seeds.
Also read – Chandni Flower plant growing guide
How to Grow Shevanti Flowers (Guldaudi) From Cuttings
Growing shevanti plant from cutting is pretty straightforward.
And it involves following steps:
First one is to get healthy cuttings from Guldavari plant.
Take a cutting of 3-4 inches long that have 5-6 leaves on it and is greener in color.
Remove the leaves from the bottom, as this part will be buried inside, keeping the top leaves intact.
After getting this cutting, now let’s move on to the second step.
Dipping in Rooting Hormone
Take a bowl or any container, fill it with 250 ml of water and add 2 table spoons of rooting hormone ( you can get it from amazon) in it.
And then dip all the cuttings in it for 3-4 minutes.
This is very important part as it encourages root growth.
Preparing the Container
Take a wide container, make some drainage holes at the bottom, fill it with coco peat that has been soaked in water.
This part is important here, make sure that the coco peat is already soaked before planting the cuttings in it. It should be moist in nature.
After this take the cuttings and bury them at least 1 inch inside coco peat and then water it very lightly with the help of sprayer.
Now, keep this container under shade where it gets filtered sunlight.
The final step is to keep watering them regularly, and make sure to always keep them moist.
A creative way to do this is to keep the container in a bowl filled with water, in this way plants will take up the required water according to their need. (Capillary action)
It takes around 25-30 days for the cutting to develop roots and are ready to be transplanted to their final pot.
For this purpose, take a 6-inch pot make a hole at the bottom.
Fill this pot with potting soil and water it to make the soil moist, then make a small hole in the soil of about 1 inch and insert the sapling in it.
After this water gently again and keep this pot under shade for 3 days and then move to direct sunlight.
This is how you grow Shevanti Flower (Guldavari) plant from cutting.
I hope by following this guide you will be able to grow shevanti plant at home and enjoy its beautiful bloom.
If you have any other doubt about growing it, then do make sure to comment below.