Liatris is a wild-flower which is being cultivated for attracting bees and butterflies in the farms. The Indian cultivators harvest Liatris with different variations. Numerous varieties are cultivated in the Indian agricultural setting. The climate of India is favorable enough for the cultivation of Liatris. There are variations which are being cultivated in the Indian agricultural setting.
2. Climate and soil
The climate of India is quite favorable for harvesting Liatris. In the cold regions, the cultivation of this flower is mostly seen as the temperature remains comparatively less than other regions. The appropriate temperature is 18-20 degree Celsius. The soil for these plants needs to be fertilized very well before sowing the seeds. There should be a proper drainage system so that the excess amount of water can be drained and the roots do not get rotten.
3. Land preparation
The cultivators need to prepare the land very attentively so that the seeds can have a proper growth after sowing. It is very important to keep ventilation so that the sunlight and air can get into the soil and make it more fertilized and productive. There is a need of plowing the field very well as it is very important providing a high quality of land to seeds.
Liatris can be categorized as per different types of the species or family and subfamily. In order to mention the different kinds of variation of Liatris few colors can be mentioned. In most of the cases, the violet or mauve color is cultivated. Apart from this particular color red, maroon and yellow are harvested in India. The two varieties or the species are as follows:
There different kinds of sowing process. The seeds need to be pressed lightly in the soil surface. It is important to keep in mind that if it is spring-time, then the seeds need to be mixed with the moist sand. Then there is a need of keeping the seeds stored in the cold temperature of the refrigerator. This procedure is required before the planting process.
6. Application of Manures and Fertilizers
The process of fertilizing the land is another crucial step for giving a good growth to the plants. Moreover, there is need of using the high-quality manures and fertilizers so that the production capacity of the land gets increased two or three times better than the normal land.
In the procedure of cultivating Liatris also needs a good practice of intercultural. Pruning plays an important role in keeping the plants healthy and protected from any kind unwanted damages at an early stage. It is very much obvious that if the rotten branches or portions are not cut or trimmed down, then it will be responsible for early damages to the plants.
The irrigation process should be maintained as per the cultivation protocols. On the other hand, there is a need of maintaining the measures of the watering proportion. There is a need of moist soil for cultivating Liatris. Therefore, frequent watering is needed for the cultivating this particular flower.
9. Plant protection Measures
The plants need to protect from the early stage rottenness and the Indian cultivators make a good use of the fertilizers and manures. In fact, few chemical products are also being used for protecting the plants. The measures of protection steps are given below:
⦁ Use of Nitrogen is required.
⦁ Spraying the chemical mixtures
⦁ Powdering DDT keeps the plants away from the harms of insects and poisonous reptiles.
In the harvesting procedure, the cultivators need to cut the flowers once they are bloomed fully and immediately these plucked flowers need to be kept in the cold water.
11. Images of Liatris harvesting