Shevanti plant — 9 tips to take care of chrysanthemum

Athira Gopal k
5 min readJan 3, 2022


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Shevanti goes by the botanical name of Chrysanthemum. Shevanti, often known as mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants in the Asteraceae family that belong to the genus Chrysanthemum.

East Asia and north eastern Europe are their native habitats. The majority of species are from East Asia, with China being the epicentre of diversity. There are numerous horticultural cultivars and variations. The Greek words for “gold” and “flower” are used to give it its name. The blossoms are used to manufacture medication.

Let’s discuss briefly the history of these beautiful flowering plants

Shevanti is a popular beverage in southern China during the summer. The flower has the potential to improve blood flow to the heart. It may also improve insulin sensitivity. The habit of drinking chrysanthemum wine on the 9th day of the 9th month to promote a long and healthy life gave rise to the flower’s association with longevity and immortality. The wine was prepared from the blossoming plants’ leaves and twigs, which were combined with sticky rice and fermented until the next autumn.

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Benefits of Shevanti plant

Chrysanthemum is a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Inflammation is treated with chrysanthemum tea, which is also excellent for heat rashes. Chrysanthemum tea is said to be one of the most effective treatments for a variety of eye issues. It also aids in fat metabolism within the body. It also aids in fat metabolism within the body. Improved Cardiovascular Function and Blood Purification Chrysanthemum tea has been used in Chinese culture to treat hot colds and other cold symptoms. On wounds, leaf juice is spread.

7 ways to ensure quality of Shevanti flower

1.The variety of Shevanti plant

Make sure you find the right fit for your needs. There are several varieties of Shevanti plants cultivated in India. Several plants mature early, then there are late maturing ones, dwarf variety. The plant height varies from each variety also the flower diameter can range from 3–50 cm depending upon the variety. Certain variety doesn’t require training ,pruning and doesn’t require support. Depending on the variety the number of flowers per plant varies .Colour of the flowers is also dependant on the variety.

2.The best soil to use

The optimum soil for growing chrysanthemums is well-drained sandy soil. Avoid soils where there is a risk of water stagnation. It grows well in a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5 in the soil. Chrysanthemum plants can be cultivated in any type of soil, although they perform best in direct sunlight. Chrysanthemum seeds are planted in locations where rainfall is scarce during the rainy season.

3.Preparing the land

To prepare the beds for planting, the field should be ploughed twice or three times and then harrowed. Adding to the farmyard’s productivity. It is advised that 20 to 25 tonnes of manure be ploughed in the last plough.

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3.Watering of the plants

The frequency is determined by the stage of growth, the soil, and the weather. For both beds and potted shevanti, a proper drainage system should be maintained. Irrigation should be done twice a week for the first month, then once a week after that.

4.Looking out for pests

Some frequent pests and diseases encountered in chrysanthemum cultivation include aphids, mites, thrips, leaf miners, leaf folder, root rot, leaf spot, wilt, rust, powdery mildew, chrysanthemum stunt, and chrysanthemum mosaic disease. Keep an eye out for them, and as soon as you spot them, use a decent garden sprayer to quickly wash them away. If they have already spread throughout the plants, spray them with a diluted neem oil solution every 15 days until they are entirely gone.

5.Light regulation

When the days get shorter and the night time gets longer, Shevanti plants begin to blossom. They’ll need a longer time to go without light before they can start blossoming. As a result, avoid placing them near any street light, night bulb, or lamp. During the night, they must remain in complete darkness.


Stalking simply refers to giving your plant support so that it does not fall over. When a chrysanthemum plant begins to flower, it frequently falls backward due to its own weight. Its stems may even break down as a result of its weight. As soon as you notice a large number of buds, provide support by planting a trellis in the soil. For support, bamboo stalks are ideal.

7.Promoting new growth

Start pinching shevanti plants after 4–5 weeks of sowing chrysanthemums for improved growth and volume. This aids the plant’s general growth and fosters new growth. However, just the blooms should be removed, not the foliage. Chrysanthemum blooms that have faded should be removed on a regular basis to assist prolong blooming.

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Fertilizing mums is a crucial part of their care. Fertilize when the plants are ready to bloom, and then stop after the flower buds have formed.

9.Extend the life of the flowers

To avoid cutting into wooden tissue, cut the stem around 10 cm above the earth for cut flowers. Place the lower third of the stem in water. The best approach to keep the flowers safe is to wrap them in a transparent plastic sleeve.

Hope this was helpful and happy planting!



Athira Gopal k

NIFT Communication student | Eagerly writing about Fashion ,design ,communication that interests me and could help you too one day.