Rosa Cordana is a very beautiful compact shrub of the Rosaceae family, which is very popular with gardeners. The variety was bred at the end of the 19th century as a result of crossing a dwarf Chinese and a polyanthus (multi-flowered) rose. From the first, the flower inherited a small stature, and from the second, the richness of the inflorescences. The height of the plant often does not exceed 30 cm. The buds can be found in various colors: from exquisite creamy pink to bright orange-red.
However, in order to maintain the beauty of the flower, serious care is required. Rosa Kordana is a capricious plant, and therefore be prepared in advance for the fact that you will have to tinker with it at home. But the result will be beyond praise.
Before buying a rose, make sure that the bush does not show signs of black spot or any other diseases. Spider mites can also often be found on the plant, so it is better to prepare the necessary insecticidal preparations in advance.
Light and temperature
Potted rose Cordana loves light. Put the flower in a well-lit place, but avoid direct sunlight so as not to burn the plant. In case the windows face the north side, it is recommended to purchase lamps with ultraviolet light, which will help maintain the rose in a healthy state.
It is desirable that in summer the temperature in the room does not exceed 25 degrees, and in winter it does not fall below 15. The rose needs fresh air, so the room where the plant is located should be regularly ventilated. Before this, it is better to take the flower out of the room.
Rosa Kordana loves good watering. In summer, it is recommended to do this every day, in winter – once every two or three days. You can check the need for watering by pressing your finger on the soil.
In the event that you are going on vacation, it is better to pour water into the tray with the plant so that the rose does not dry out during your absence.
As far as humidity is concerned, in the summer, it is recommended to spray the flower every week. It is better to do this with warm water, because cold water can provoke a disease.
In winter, it is necessary to humidify the air next to the plant.
In the spring, as a top dressing for a flower, they are perfect nitrogen-containing fertilizersand in the summer, when the plant begins an active flowering period, – potassium-phosphorus.
In autumn, the rose must be cut without fail. Don’t be afraid to cut off both mature branches and young sprouts – it will be enough to leave only a few buds.
Among the most common diseases in roses, gardeners call the following:
- powdery mildew – white plaque on the leaves, which can be combated by sanitary pruning and changes in the composition of the soil;
- black spot – Dark spots. If you suddenly notice this disease in a rose, collect the affected shoots and spray the flower with an insecticidal preparation;
- rust – orange spots on leaves and shoots. To return the rose to a healthy state, cut off the affected areas and dig up the soil.