The dragon boat flower is a very delicate flowering plant. It mainly blooms in summer. In some places, the temperature is suitable, and the dragon boat flower can bloom in almost all seasons. The flowers of the dragon boat flower are also clustered. The whole flower is composed of many small flowers, which is very similar to the flower shape of the hydrangea, but the flower color of the dragon boat flower is mostly vermilion, which is more gorgeous and delicate than the hydrangea. The plants of the dragon boat flower are plastic and can be cultivated into high-grade old pile bonsai through continuous pruning and shaping. The flowers are big and red, and the value is increased several times! About the pruning method of dragon boat flower and the maintenance of dragon boat flower bonsai, let’s learn about it together!
1. Dragon boat flower trimming and body sculpting method
1. Daily pruning
Pruning plants is an essential step in cultivating bonsai. Daily pruning mainly has three stages: germination stage, flowering stage, and post-flowering. The budding period is mainly to prune the new shoots, so that the branches are not too long and the leaves are too large, and a dense shape of the leaves and twigs is maintained. Flowering pruning is to cut off residual flowers and weak branches, so as to make the flowering effect better and prolong the flowering period. The fruit is not retained after flowering, and pruning is to avoid wasting nutrients, and mainly retain the bud points at the base of the branches for better growth in the coming year.
2. Modeling method
For dragon boat flower bonsai modeling, we can focus on cultivating the main trunk. No matter what stage of growth it is, we can retain the advantages of the main branch and weaken the growth force of the side branches through pruning. The dragon boat flower bonsai can be cultivated into a shape with a stubby trunk, or the trunk can be cultivated to a certain height, tied with iron wire and bent into a unique shape, and then the top of the bonsai focuses on cultivating thin branches and small and dense leaves. It is also possible to keep the central trunk of the dragon boat flower and cultivate it into a tree-like or spherical shape.