Pomelo is a large evergreen tree belonging to the Rutaceae family, which is bred for the sake of large sweet and sour fruits, sometimes larger than grapefruit. Under indoor conditions, this plant can be obtained from a sprouted stone, although with this method of cultivation, the young plant will not retain the characteristics of the variety.
It is necessary
- - pomelo seeds;
- - "Epin-extra";
- - drainage;
- - charcoal;
- - sod land;
- - leafy ground;
- - sand;
- - humus.
Sprouting pomelo should be done at the very beginning of spring. Take a few large seeds from a ripe fruit, rinse them with running water and dry them. It is noticed that most of the seeds are found in pear-shaped fruits.
Soak the seeds for eighteen hours in the Epina-extra solution. For half a glass of water, you need five drops of the drug.
Place a layer of any moisture-wicking material on the bottom of the germination container. A sponge, cotton wool, gauze will do. Quite often, sphagnum moss is used for seed germination. Place the prepared seeds in a container and cover them with a layer of cloth or moss.
Moisten the contents of the container and place in a place with a temperature within twenty-five to twenty-eight degrees. Make sure that the material in which the seeds are germinated does not dry out.
After the seeds have germinated, prepare a pot of potting soil. Place a mixture of small pebbles and charcoal at the bottom of the container. Mix a soil medium from two parts of turf, part of leafy soil, part of sand and the same amount of humus. Plant the sprouted seeds with their roots down, two and a half to three centimeters deep.
Place the seed container in a well-lit area, shading the container out of direct sunlight. Water the potting mix with standing water as it dries.
After young plants have two or three true leaves, plant the pomelo in separate pots with a diameter of no more than ten to fifteen centimeters. When transplanting, it is recommended to pinch the taproot of the seedlings.
The pomelo should be protected from drafts and abrupt changes in the lighting mode should be avoided. To maintain the air humidity necessary for the plant, spray the pomelo with water at room temperature or slightly warmer. Under suitable conditions, a young plant can form buds quite quickly, however, if fifteen to twenty leaves have not grown on the pomelo, the buds should be cut off.