Chrysanthemum

Although Chrysanthemums are known around the world as cut flowers, there is also a wide assortment of pot Chrysanthemums. These are compact house plants with many branches and small flowers in various colours and shapes

 

 

  •   Properties
    Scientific name
    Chrysanthemum
    Family
    Asteraceae
    Origin
    The Chrysanthemum was brought to Japan by Buddhist monks in AD 400. Japanese emperors so loved the Chrysanthemum flower that they sat upon Chrysanthemum thrones. Chrysanthemums, kikus in Japanese, were featured on the Imperial Crest of Japan.
    Meaning
    long life, truth, happiness
    Shelf life
    8 weeks
    Season
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                           
  •   Care tips florists

    A potted chrysanthemum can be cool stored at around 5°C, but for as short a time as possible. When the plant is stored too warm, it will mature quicker and is more difficult to sell. Leave the plant in its sleeve during the transport and storage phase, but watch out for a too high humidity (RV) or condensation in the cellophane.

  •   Care tips consumers

    • Requires full light but avoid bright sunlight in Spring and Summer

    • Keep the compost moderately moist during growth, allowing it to dry out slightly between watering