Chrysanthemums, otherwise known as “Shewanti”, are pretty popular flowers all around the world. In English, they are called “Chrysanthemum” and will make your garden look incredible! They come in many different colours, shapes and sizes – so it’s easy to find something that looks good in your garden. These flowers are often grown by florists if you want to buy them from somewhere specific. Irrespective of where you get them from though, we recommend this floral variety because of how attractive and lovely they’re!
Shewanti is a yellow-flowering perennial herb that grows in many areas around the globe. It’s technically called Chrysanthemum, and its name comes from two Greek words: “chrysos,” meaning golden or yellow, and “anthemom,” which means flower. Though it was originally cultivated in China, Shewanti has since spread across Asia, Europe, and America.
A large part of its charm derives from the fact that it can be used both as a cut flower and as a dried flower. As a cut flower, it’s widely used in the decorative arts, but when dried and placed loosely it is used in garlands or to accentuate bouquets. In Japanese culture, the chrysanthemum is celebrated on September 9th every year and is considered one of their most venerated symbols of tradition which has come to symbolize achievements in life, longevity and even honour itself!
We can grow Shewanti flower plant in our home by 3 different methods. These methods are explained below:-
By Suckers – In this method, the main stem of the plant is cut down a little above ground level. This ends apical dominance and allows lateral buds to grow. Later buds develop into branches with whitish roots at the base called suckers. As they are already rooted, they are often planted directly into flower beds and pots. Suckers that have not been rooted should be planted during the monsoon season apart by 30×30 cms each.
Terminal Cuttings – Cutting from the blossom’s tip portion is known as terminal cutting and should be about 5 centimetres long. This can either be done right after harvesting a blossom or it can occur later. Terminal cutting is done to induce the flower to grow rapidly into a shoot that will maximise reproduction. The removed petals are dipped in rooting hormone and then planted in beds which are exposed to partial shade conditions first while they begin to propagate roots of their own, eventually developing into full-grown plants by sprouting outwards through a variety of lateral branching that begins at the base of the original stem’s nodes – known as scions.
From Flower Seeds – Growing this flower from seed is essentially a process of trial and error. Flower seeds are planted in pots – decorated with soil, and water, and then they wait patiently to see when a sprout will spring up. At that point, buds need to be harvested as soon as possible so that they can be moisturized and preserved; because only after they’re completely dry can the seeds be extracted out of these buds. Then, it’s time for the seeds to be sown into what will someday become the seedling of a new plant.
With proper care and management, we can grow this flower to its optimum potential.
Soil – Shewanti plants grow best in sandy loam conditions with an ideal pH of 5.5-6.5 and require a lot of drainages to avoid water retention. Due to their sensitivity to water retention, potting or growing Shewanti in a garden bed is preferable if available (beds are typically more well-drained than pots).
Light – Basically, Shewanti Flower is a short-day plant. The number of hours available in the day and how they are distributed directly its vegetative growth via when and how many thick leaves one has, in addition to how tall one grows by way of stems. For example, there must be some way to distribute light (at least 13-14 hrs) for growth and development to happen properly.
Temperature – Shewanti prefers normal growth and development between 15 to 20 degrees celsius. In very hot summer, they need protection from heat and in very cold winter, they can be grown inside a greenhouse.
Thus, Shewanti flower can be the best choice for all of us when it comes to getting an absolutely stunning and healthy garden. Simply by growing this plant in our own homes we could have beautiful green extensions to our property. We can promote this amazingly beneficial plant simply by recommending different people on its benefits or even grow it for someone else as a gift! Contact Shrushti Agro for the best Shewanti in Pune!