Shevanti is a gorgeous plant with exceptionally beautiful flowers.
I’m pretty sure you want to keep the shevanti flower at your home. So?
How to grow the Shevanti flower?
You can grow the Shevanti flower from both flowers (seeds) & cutting method. It requires a good amount of sunlight, frequent watering & fertilizer to grow.
In this guide, you will learn about growing shevanti flowers in detail.
Shevanti flowers are known as chrysanthemums in English. It has other popular names as well like Guldaudi, Guldavri etc.
Table of Content
- Chrysanthemum flowering Season in India
- How to Grow Shevanti Plant From Flower
- Growing Shevanti Flower from cutting
Chrysanthemum Flower Season in India | Guldaudi Flower season in India
Chrysanthemum flower season falls between Mid-September till December in India.
It blooms during the time when the days start to get shorter and nights get longer. That is the time when winter is at the door.
How to Grow Shevanti Plant From Flower
To grow the Shevanti plant from the flower (seeds), you need to collect seeds from the flower after its flowering season has passed.
For this don’t pluck the green-colored pods first let them ripe. Once they are ripe, prune them and break the pods open on paper to collect the seeds and let them dry for 1 – 2 days.
After that store the seeds in an air-tight box.
Also, check – Best Fertilizer for flowering plants in India
Best time to grow it from Seeds
To grow it from seeds, the best time is April – Early May.
Now you need to prepare the soil for the germination process of the shevanti plant.
For this make a Potting Mix with the help of the following things:
Mix all of these wells.
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.
Important Point: As the seeds of the Shevanti flower are very minute, they are susceptible to being 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 6-7 days, you will see some life emerging through the soil.
Keep the soil moist, most of the time.
Transplantation of Saplings (Growing Shevanti Plant from a flower)
Within 2 months, it will develop enough roots to be transplanted into different containers.
For transplantation, take a pot of 6 inches and make a single hole at the bottom. Now, for the same, you will have to use different potting soil than that used in Germination Process.
Use potting soil with the following ingredients:
- Garden Soil – 50%
- Fine Sand – 20%
- Cow dung or Vermicompost –30%
Or you can use ready-made soil like this one.
Add this potting soil to 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 the shevanti plant from flowers.
How to Grow Shevanti Flowers (Guldaudi) From Cuttings
Growing shevanti flower from cutting is pretty straightforward.
And it involves the following steps:
The first one is to get healthy cuttings from the Guldavari plant.
Take a cutting of 3-4 inches long that has 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 tablespoons 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 a very important part as it encourages root growth.
Preparing the Container
Take a wide container, make some drainage holes at the bottom, and 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 a garden sprayer.
Now, keep this container under the 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 and 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 the shevanti plant at home and enjoy its beautiful bloom.
If you have any other doubts about growing it, then do make sure to comment below.