Gulab ka Phool is famous as the king of flowers for a reason and this guide will help you to ensure it blooms beautifully in your garden all the time!
Gulab ka Phool can be a wonderful addition to any garden but calls for a certain maintenance to ensure it blossoms in the best way. To help you out, we bring you some secrets to ensure it continues to do blooms beautifully!
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Gulab ka Phool
Roses, when mature, can reach the height of 6 -20 feet in height and width, depending on the type of cultivar you have in your garden. What makes Gulab ka Phool perfect for the Indian atmosphere is the intense heat and warmth we have, which is perfect for the cultivation of these plants.
According to this study, some varieties of roses may have anti-HIV, antibacterial, antioxidant, antitussive, hypnotic, antidiabetic, and relaxant effect on tracheal chains.
The fresh petals of the roses have uses in various religious functions in India. You can also use them for the preperation of jams, jellies, mithai, gulkand, and paan.
Botanical Name: Rosa spp.
How to Grow Gulab ka Phool?
Gulab ka Phool is really easy to grow from cuttings and it is the best way to multiply the plant. You can also grow it using seeds, but it can be a really time consuming process.
The best is to get the plant of your choice from a local nursery and transplant it into the garden or a container of your choice.
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Taking Care of Gulab ka Phool
1. Be Sure of the Light it Gets
Like every flower, Gulab ka Phool needs plenty of bright and direct sunlight to flower best. Growing it in a location that gets no sunlight or indoors will result in no flowers.
Keep it where it gets a minimum of 6-7 hours of direct sunlight every day. Remember, the more light it will get, the better it will be for its growth.
2. Are You Feeding it Right?
In India, people generally don’t have a habit of fertilizing their plants and this takes a toll on the plant’s health. With Gulab ka Phool, the best fertlizer you can use is in your kitchen.
Add a handful of spent tea leaves, after washing and drying them in the sun, every month in the growing medium. You can also use 2-3 crushed eggshells and 3-4 banana leaves every 5-6 weeks. Simply sun dry them, grind them into a powder and mix in the soil.
All this will help the gulab ka phool to flowers bigger and better.
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3. Watering Gulab ka Phool in Correct Manner
Do keep the fact in mind that every plant hates over and under-watering. If you are in a habit of watering it on a daily basis, then stop. Similarly, do not ever let the soil go dry completely.
So, what is the right way to water gulaab ka phool? Well, water the plant when the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch.
Another important factor is to never let the foliage wet while watering as it may attract fungal issues.
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4. Regular Maintenance
It is important to take care of gulab ka phool by snipping off dead and damaged leaves from time to time. This keeps the plant safe from potential pests and diseases, makes it look clean and also ensures that the sunlight reaches to every part of it.
The specific time to prune varies by climate. You can prune roses in January in warm areas where there’s little or no freezing in winter. If you live in an environment that freezes in winter, wait until April.
5. Keep an Eye on Pests & Diseases
When given proper water and nutrients (and grown in temperate climates), gulab ka phool are hardy plants that thrive with little trouble from pests and diseases.
The only thing that you need to be careful of is the powdery mildew. The best prevention is to let your roses breathe by not planting them too close together.
To keep insect pests off your roses, try companion planting with garlic.