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Are you looking for a list of flowers that can be grown in greenhouse? If yes then you don’t need to worry as I am going to provide you name of some flowers which can be easily grown in greenhouses. Just look at this list and choose any of these flowers to grow in greenhouse.

African Violet

 African violets have different types and come in a variety of colors including pink, lavender, red, blue and purple. African violets do not grow by seed propagation so they are reproduced through leaf cuttings. They can thrive in a soil low in nutrition but require a lot of humidity. In greenhouse, you can easily provide them with required amount of humidity as conditions in greenhouse are controlled. But you must keep in mind one thing. To provide these flowers with humidity, do not make leaves wet as it may cause leaf spotting.

Chinese Hibiscus

This is a tropical flowering plant which is very sensitive to cold conditions. These plants produce flowers in elegant colors like pink, red, yellow and white. Its leaves are green and glossy and have tangled edges.  Chinese hibiscus requires well-drained and rich soil as well as a lot of water to grow well.

Roses

Roses need a lot of protection and care in winter so gardeners living in cold regions can grow roses in greenhouse. Roses in greenhouse can either be grown in pots or ground but in both cases they require quick draining soil. Although roses require full and bright sunlight for at least 8 hours a day, they can be grown in greenhouse under artificial lights. For growing roses in greenhouse, you will require maintaining temperature between 70 and 80 F. Roses should be watered once a week and fertilized monthly with rose fertilizers or fish emulsion.

Lilies

Lilies require protection from cold and wet conditions so they can be grown in greenhouse by providing them with warmth to keep them blooming for longer period of time. Lilies can be grown in quick draining soil in either ground or pots. Make sure that soil also contain compost and is completely packed around lily bulbs to reduce air pockets. Lilies required to be watered with 1 to 2 inches of water a week. To supplement natural daylight, use lights in greenhouse to provide lilies with 6 to 8 hours of light.

Chenille Plant

Chenille plant grows up to 5 to 6 feet tall and produces 6 to 8 inches long leaves. Flowers of this plant create almost 18 inches long drooping clusters in bright red color but flowers appear only on female plants. Chenille plants can tolerate any type of soil provided that soil provides the plant with good drainage.

Orchids

Orchids are both cold and warm sensitive. They mostly like to be grown indoors so are best to grow in greenhouses because in greenhouses, their specific lighting and temperature conditions can be fulfilled easily. Orchids should be grown in those greenhouses which have opaque windows so that they can filter light to protect orchids from burning. Temperature requirements are between 70 and 80 degrees F during day and between 50 and 60 degrees F at night. To maintain this temperature, you can use fans and heaters. Orchids should be watered only when they become dry but you can mist greenhouse after every three days to maintain humidity level.

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Rose bushes do not ask for much care but some conditions have to be fulfilled if you want them to bloom. Are your rose bushes are not producing blooms? If yes then check whether you have fulfilled following conditions or not:

  • See where you have planted your rose bush. Rose bushes should be planted at a location where they can receive sunlight for six or more hours. Let me tell you that rose bushes are very responsive to heat and bloom successfully when provided with enough sunshine. When you will give them right amount of light, they will thank you by producing loads of flowers.
  • Rose bushes should not be planted very close to each other because they need good air circulation for blooming. Ideal space between two bushes or bush and other plants should be at least 6 inches or 1 foot.
  • If your rose bush is not blooming, check watering conditions. If you are over-watering your rose bush, its roots will be staying in water and bushes will not bloom well. The soil around rose bush should never be saturated with water and an ideal way to make it possible is to use an irrigation drip system. Using this system will help you measuring amount of water which you are providing to your rose bush. Another way to water rose bushes properly is to use water hose in moderation. While watering, make sure that you are not watering leaves of your rose bush.
  • Fertilization is also an important condition which you need to fulfill with proper care. Rose bushes should be fertilized on regular basis if you want them to bloom. Before fertilizing rose bushes, always read instructions given on fertilizer container as they provide information on how frequently roses should be fertilized as well as they guide you about right quantity of fertilizer.
  • To stimulate growth of more buds and flowers, you are required cutting off spent roses by their stems. Here I will again recommend you following right set of instructions to prune rose bushes.

These were some of the most important requirements which need to be fulfilled to make rose bushes bloom. I assure you that following these conditions will make your rose bushes to bloom properly and they will make your garden envy for others.

To tell you the truth, black roses don’t actually exist. They only look black because of their dark and deep red color. There are different types of black roses but the most popular among them is Black Jade and most of the gardeners like to grow this rose plant. If you are also interested in growing Black Jade in your garden then you must know about all the tips and requirements to grow them properly. Some of the most important tips are given below:

  • Black Jade should be planted in sandy soil so if you feel that your soil is very heavy due to clay then you will require adding some sand or organic mulch in soil. As far as location requirements are concerned, these roses need partial shade to grow healthily. After planting, pack the soil slackly around plant and then water.
  • The soil should be kept hardly moist to grow black rose properly and take care that water should not stand as this may cause mold growth. I made this mistake while growing my black roses and lost them consequently so I will strongly recommend you to take care of this factor. During hot weather, black roses should be watered at least thrice a week.
  • Fertilizing is also important so add fertilizer soil making sure that the fertilizer has been especially made for roses. For fertilizing properly, follow instructions given on fertilizer bag. Mostly black roses need to be fertilized at start of their growing season and once in middle of their growing season.
  • Rose bush should be pruned in winter. Months of January and February are best for this purpose. Prune the rose bush all the way down in such a way that only four to six inches is left on stem.
  • You will constantly need to watch plants for brown spots on leaves or petals because these plants are delicate and defenseless to fungus. So if you find spots on leaves, immediately treat your plant with a fungicide.

Black roses need special care while growing them so follow above mentioned tips and have a healthy black rose plant in your garden.

Roses are very beautiful flowers and come in different colors. That’s why they are the most dearly loved flowers all over the world. People present rose to their loved ones for expressing love, friendship and compassion. Due to their loveliness and grace, some people want to grow these flowers in their home garden but find it complex and difficult to grow them properly. Keeping this in mind, I am giving some tips on growing rose flowers easily.

Watering

It is better to water the roses early in the morning or in afternoon. Roses are among one of the flowers that like good drainage but in spite of this, they require a lot of water during their growing season. Special care has to be taken during drought as at this time they require to be soaked at least twice a week. While watering, keep in mind that water should be given to the soil so that the spray on the leaves is not washed away with water.

Planting Location

Roses require a lot of sunlight. Make sure that flowers get sunlight for 4 to 6 hours daily for their better growth. Rose plants also require proper air circulation so they should not be planted in a location that is crowded by other plants. For climber rose plants, make strong fences to provide them proper space to grow.

Soil

Also consider that the soil of the planting location is good enough for the rose plants. Roses require a soil having a PH from 5.5 to 6.5. Moreover roses grow well in clay soil having a reasonable amount of organic matter.

Fertilizing

Fertilizers should be provided to rose plants twice a year; once before autumn blossom and once before spring bloom. For this it is recommended to use chemical fertilizers according to the directions given on the packets of fertilizers.

Pruning

Pruning of rose flowers is done twice; once at the time of planting and once after the plants have been established. At planting time, the top of plant should be cut 4 to 5 inches above the ground leaving three sturdy branches. Although this pruning seems to be severe, it is better for healthy growth. This pruning should be done only if you are planting in spring. But if you are planting them in fall, there is no need to prune them severely.

As a mentioned above, pruning is also done after the plants are established. So at this time, cut them 4 to 6 inches above the ground. This pruning is done in early spring leaving those branches which are strong and healthy.

Spraying

You should also protect your rose plant from getting any diseases. So it is recommended to spray them regularly from the time the first leave begin to develop.

These were some of the tips on growing rose flowers. I hope you will find them quite beneficial and interesting.