All the hard work we do in the garden is to get first-rate flowers or fruits, and if there is no result then our pain will be high. It is not just because of the work we had done in the garden but the expectations that we strive for the flower plants or plants bearing fruits. There can be many reasons for plants not blooming. Reasons start with the age of the plant to the growing condition of the plant.
We cannot always blame insects or pests for not allowing the plants to bloom. The reasons can be different from plant to plant and climate to climate. So before planting or sowing any seed, one has to know all these peculiarities and get ready to face them. Before planting any seed, make sure the soil or the mixture in which we plant, have high quality and water beforehand. Now let us see the reasons for plants not blooming.
Reasons Why Plants do not Bloom
Age of Plant: The age of a plant is an important aspect of a plant or a tree to bloom. The plant or tree has to reach a certain level of maturity to bloom. It is different from one plant to another. Some need months and some need years to flower or fruit. On grafted plants, the time to bloom depends on the age and type of rootstock they used. It is trees that need more time to bloom than the plants. Trees will take three to five years to bloom, depending on the variety.
Growing Conditions Affects Blooming
Sometimes the growing condition affects the blooming process of a plant. The plant may be affected by the lack of adequate light, climate, drought, improper pruning or budding, nutrient imbalance, and not last but least poor pollination.
Sunlight: Most of the plants require a good amount of sunlight not just for the growth of the plant but for blooming also. But some species of plants do not require direct sunlight, they need shade. If a plant, requires direct sunlight and if it does not get enough, then the plant may grow but the blooming process will not happen.
Temperature: Temperature plays an important role in plants. At many parts, cold or frost causing injury to the plant. It sometimes destroys the buds to bloom. Plants that are not rigid, undergo these kinds of problems. But for some plants, cold time is a must for pollination. If the temperature is exceedingly high, the plant cannot do pollination. Make sure that your plants are getting the right temperature.
Drought: It is a known fact that the flower or its buds fall off the plant if there is no enough water/ moisture in the plants. Water the plants according to their need.
Over-watering: Like drought, people have to keep an eye on overwatering. It drowns once plant. There should be enough dryness in the soil to accommodate air and if the soil always watered then there will not be enough air pockets for the plant to breathe.
Nutrients: Like humans, plants also need the right nutrients. If the nutrient goes low then the plant will not grow as required and will result in fewer flowers or even no flowers. Excess nutrients in some plants will help in their growth but their capacity to bear fruit or flower will be less.
Pruning: Pruning helps a plant to provide better flowers or fruits. But improper pruning or the pruning at the wrong time of the year removes its flowers or fruits.
Pollination: If a plant has to bloom, the plant should undergo a process called pollination. In certain areas, where climate condition is serious, either too cold or hot, the chances for pollination are less. In such places, it is recommended to do pollination manually.