Copper Charge - a very popular species in floriculture with olive-green leaves and brown bordering. Their length is 7-10 cm, while the color of the base and veins varies very significantly in relation to a particular variety, of which there are many. In red or yellow flowers, the tubules are most often yellow, the lips are painted orange. The plant is characterized by an upright position up to a height of 15-20 cm.
Derived from this species Episode Silver Glitter characterized by orange-red flowers and bright silver-green folded leaves with a copper edging.
The description is lilac - has common features with copper, but with a much smaller variety of varietal forms. The foliage is serrated, reddish-violet (red in the lower part of the volume) with different veins, and the flowers are pale lilac or blue, larger than copper, and with serrated edges.
Varietal form Episode Blue Nile marked by large blue with a lavender tint flowers (EPISION BLUE or blue, that is, with blue or blue flowers, it is rare among varieties) with a yellow center and brownish-green foliage with strong pubescence and a wide olive-green stripe on the middle veins.
In a fast-growing small-leaved hybrid variety Episode Silver Skies the foliage is completely silver, due to which bright orange-red flowers contrast strongly against its background.
Carnation flowering notable for being ampelous. Its thick ellipsoidal velvety small (length - 3 cm, width - 1 cm) foliage of a bluish-green color covers stemless rosettes and oblong shoots rooted in nodes. The tubular shape of large white flowers with fringed petals creates similarities with the flowers of cloves.
Creeping stains its foliage depending on the conditions of detention. In shaded conditions, it is silver-green, and when, on the contrary, the lighting becomes strong, it acquires a brown color. This effect is endowed with both the species itself and its hybrids. Flowers are scarlet, fringed at the edges.
In addition to the above, several other varietal descriptions are also widely known:
- For instance, Chubby Pink Panther very popular due to the ease of care and the large size, its flowers are bright pink, and the foliage is lime-green (sometimes bronze-green), up to 15 cm long.
- Grade Pink Pink Akaju differs in silver-green foliage with inclusions in the form of whitish-green stitches and pink splashes, orange-red flowers with a yellow throat.
- Tiger stripes strongly reminds common in Moscow tiger epithet, differing only in finer foliage and silvery veins (in the Muscovite they are golden).
- The variety Strawberry patch the leaves are also small, sharp, painted in a bright pinkish-red color, and the flowers are scarlet with a yellow throat.
- Chocolate cream description characterized by red flowers and silver-brown foliage with a pinkish mesh.
- Sorta Ronnie's description special beauty is inherent - the coral red shade of flowers effectively complements the chocolate-brown color of the foliage with silver-green veins.
- Large Epic Degas has red flowers and brown-green leaves that "cut" the deep greenish veins.
Description of home care
Although there is a widespread belief that it is difficult to grow an epistemum indoors, this is not entirely true. In fact, these plants have approximately the same growing requirements as their related violets.
This means that their owner must choose a shaded place where direct sunlight will not fall on the plant. Insufficient lighting contributes to the formation of an excessively long stem with thinned foliage and does not make it possible to resist high humidity, which can ultimately lead to various diseases.
On the other hand, in conditions of too bright lighting the foliage grows smaller, turns pale, the growth of the plant as a whole slows down. Thus, in rooms with windows facing north, the essences are located in any area of the window, if the east window is in its right corner, the western one is vice versa in the left, and in the south it should be provided a wall-mounted flowerpot for the description and placed in 2 -3 meters from the window.
It should be noted that each species is dependent on lighting to varying degrees, but in terms of temperature, there is a certain optimal temperature - 18-20 ° C at night and 22-27 ° C in the daytime.
Violet is also a representative of the Gesneriaceae family, according to some sources to the Violet family. When growing and caring at home, it requires compliance with several maintenance rules that save from diseases and pests. You can find all the necessary recommendations for caring for this plant in this article.
Watering the Choice
Watering should be done so that water is released from the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot. Before each new watering, the surface soil layer must dry. In the summer, this usually takes 2-4 days.
Large volumes of water accumulated in the pan should be drained to avoid the risk of root rot. In addition, drying of an earthen coma should not be allowed, so watering should be regular.
Spraying should not be carried out, as they can cause harm, which manifests itself in drying out the ends of the leaves, stunting and other possible difficulties.
The soil for description should be selected light, with good water and air permeability and an acidity level of 5.5. A mixture of 4 parts of leaf soil, 1 part of peat and 1 part of sand is quite suitable for violet soil. You can mix crushed sphagnum moss or charcoal to it.
A drainage layer is required, therefore, the bottom of the pot is covered with small expanded clay, crushed polystyrene foam or pebbles.
The rapid growth of the episode involves frequent transplants, specifically annual. She feels good in wide and low pots or bowls.
Naturally, for a transplant, you need a slightly larger pot, again, with a drainage hole, and on the substrate you need sheet earth (2 parts), sand (1) and peat (1) with the addition of small amounts of crushed charcoal and sphagnum.
Active growth phase (spring-summer) - time for fertilizer application. This is done once in 14 days, using complex mineral fertilizers dissolved in half of the volume indicated in the instructions.
The proportions of organic fertilizers should be similar. At the same time, it is better to do without one-component brands of mineral fertilizers.
Do not neglect the desire of the description to grow as massive as possible, since later it will look very untidy. In addition, it can multiply by creeping processes, like strawberries.
It is with this that the need for timely pruning of daughter processes is associated. For young specimens, you can plant outlets in pots without pruning - then they can serve as a good planting material.
With the advent of winter, it is time to think about additional lighting. A floor lamp or a lamp can serve this purpose.
It is especially important during this period to protect the plant from draft, and also to pay attention to its location relative to heating appliances - the close proximity to the central heating battery will negatively affect growth. The frequency of watering in winter also depends on the intensity of heating - it can be from 1 to 3 times in 7 days.
The description is not difficult to propagate with the help of stem cuttings, leaves and seeds. In the latter case, young animals will not preserve the varietal characteristics of the parent, therefore, most often they choose the simplest method based on the rooting of the lateral stems.
Its essence lies in the fact that developed stems with 3-4 nodes that do not contain lateral processes can be immersed in water (3-4 cm) shallow, or, without completing separation of the daughter outlet, bring the container with a moist substrate to the bend zone of the stem and dig it to a depth of a few centimeters.
After these actions, rooting occurs quickly - within 7 days, however, the temperature of the substrate at this time should be maintained in the range of 18-25 ° C. Rooted seedlings need to be transshipped every 30 days (that is, transplanted with a lump of earth) into vessels that are 2-3 cm larger in diameter compared to the previous ones. The largest pot for an already grown specimen has a diameter of 20 cm.
Diseases and Pests
It is not often that indoor pests attack the epithet. If this happens, it is associated with non-compliance with the rules of care, dry air or infection of the substrate.
Appearing in such conditions mealybugs, aphid and root nematodes eliminated by insecticides, for example, actellic. The diseased plant is first sprayed with the dissolved insecticide, then the substrate is watered until liquid is released from the bottom of the pot through the drainage hole.
Infection with nematodes is accompanied by the formation of root tumors - in this case, there is nothing to help the plant, so cuttings are cut from it, the land is disposed of, and the container is boiled.
To alleviate difficult periods in the development of the description, such as transplantation, sudden changes in the conditions of detention and so on, it is advisable to use bioregulators, for example, epin. Treatment of plants with epin is carried out no more than once every 7-10 days.
Reasons lack of flowering there may be an improper lighting mode and waterlogging of the substrate, which is fraught with the appearance of a sign of rotting of the root system - a common lethargy plants.
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Short description of growing
- Bloom. As a rule, flowering begins in June and ends in September.
- Illumination. Needs bright sunlight, but it must be diffused.
- Temperature mode. The epithet best grows at a temperature of 20 to 24 degrees, but the room should not be colder than 18 degrees.
- Watering. Throughout the growing season, the bush is watered abundantly through the pan. In winter, watering can be carried out after the soil mixture in the pot dries to a quarter of the height.
- Air humidity. It should be elevated, while moistening the flower from the sprayer is prohibited. It is recommended to pour expanded clay into the pan and pour a little water. Also for growing crops suitable terrarium.
- Fertilizer. During the period of intensive growth, they feed the flower regularly twice a month, for this they use a solution of mineral fertilizer or organics of low concentration, and they take half the dosage from the one recommended by the manufacturer on the package.
- Rest period. Not pronounced. The flower grows normally and develops all year, being in the same conditions.
- Pruning. It is carried out when the bush fades.
- Transfer. Every year in springtime.
- Soil mix. It should be neutral or slightly acidic. To prepare it, you need to combine peat and leaf soil, and even sand in a ratio of 1: 2: 1. A little sphagnum and charcoal are added to the finished substrate.
- Breeding. Cuttings and seeds.
- Harmful insects. Aphids, scale insects, whiteflies, thrips and mealybugs.
- Diseases. If a plant is improperly looked after or if it does not provide optimal conditions for growth, then it will not bloom, and even its foliage may lose its decorative effect.
Since the description needs bright, but diffused light, it is recommended to grow it on the windowsill of eastern or western orientation. On the northern windowsill, it can also be quite successfully raised. If there is free space only on the south window, then the flower will have to be shaded with a cloth or paper, but you can put it deep into the room away from direct sunlight. In winter, the flower should definitely be enough light.
Throughout the year, make sure that the room where the culture is located is not colder than 18 degrees. It grows and develops best at an air temperature of 20 to 24 degrees. In the autumn-winter period, do not expose the flower to cold drafts.
During watering, avoid getting liquid on the surface of the leaf blades. It is most convenient to water the essences through the pan. Water should be used well-settled and soft, it should be at room temperature. In winter, watering should be moderate, it is carried out 2 days after the top layer of the substrate dries. In the spring-autumn period, the bush is watered abundantly and immediately after the surface of the soil mixture in the pot dries. It is necessary to water the plant correctly, since it can cause significant harm both to the stagnation of the liquid in the substrate and to the drying out of the earthy coma.
Such a flower perfectly grows and develops in small greenhouses or in terrariums, because it needs high humidity. It is impossible to moisten the foliage from the spray gun, as there is pubescence on its surface, and if water gets on it, this can lead to the appearance of rot. In this regard, to increase the humidity in the pallet, it is recommended to pour moistened expanded clay, and already put a pot with description on it. At the same time, make sure that the bottom of the container is in no case in contact with the liquid.
During a period of intensive growth, top dressing is carried out regularly, or rather, twice a month. To do this, you can use both organic and mineral fertilizers in half the dosage of the one recommended by the manufacturer on the package. For example, if ¼ is indicated there, then fertilizer should be diluted to 1/8.
Indoor cultivation grows very rapidly. If you want the bush to be lush and compact, then when it fades, you need to shorten it. Daughter sockets from cut shoots are planted next to the mother bush in the same container.
Ampelic varieties are very fast growing, they spread very much and can take root in neighboring flower pots. In order to avoid this, the container with the flower is suspended in such a way that its stems cannot reach the neighboring pots.
The bush should be replanted systematically once a year in the spring. For transplantation, choose low but wide pots. The substrate should be used slightly acidic (pH 5.5–6.5) or neutral, it should include river sand, leaf and peat soil (1: 2: 1). Pour a little moss and charcoal into the finished substrate. At the bottom of the landing tank must be large openings that are necessary for good drainage.
Description of reproduction
The description can be propagated by the generative (seed) method and cuttings. Spend this procedure in the spring. It is easiest to propagate a flower by rooting its lateral stems. The end of the developed stem without lateral processes is placed in a glass with water to a depth of not more than 40 mm.You can not cut off the daughter outlet, but put another pot next to the flower with a moistened substrate and tuck it in the place where it bends, while only deepening it by a few centimeters. The stem stem will give roots in about 7 days. In order for rooting to succeed, the temperature of the substrate should be about 25 degrees, while not allowing it to cool strongly (up to 18 degrees or lower). The transplantation by transshipment of young bushes is carried out regularly 1 time in 4 weeks, and each time they take a new pot, which is 20 mm wider than the old. An adult bush is grown in a pot, in diameter reaching no more than 20-22 centimeters.
Brown spots appeared on the foliage.. The appearance of brown spots on the leaf blades is due to the fact that the entrapment was poured with cold water. For irrigation, it is necessary to use well-settled water at room temperature.
Yellowing foliage. Foliage turns yellow if the soil contains a lot of nutrients. Another reason for this may be very high air temperature, excessively low humidity or direct sunlight from the leaves.
Gray plaque on the leaves. If the substrate in the pot is very old, and it starts to turn sour, or due to insufficient ventilation of the room, the plant may be affected by a fungal disease, due to which a grayish coating forms on the surface of the flowers and leaf plates.
The aphid does not bloom.Flowering is not observed if the bush is watered incorrectly. The soil in the pot should not be allowed to dry out often. Also, blooming will be absent due to lack of nutrients or with an excess of nitrogen in the substrate, as well as due to poor lighting, excessively low humidity and if the room is too cold. If the epithesis is not properly maintained during the rest period, then flowers may not appear on it as well.
Carnation (Episcia dianthiflora)
The birthplace of such a perennial is Mexico. Its stems are divided into 2 types: the first - long and thin, darkening over time, they are easily rooted in the nodes of the mustache and have daughter sockets, and the second are short with closely spaced leaf plates. Small ovate leaf plates reach a length of 30 mm and a width of 20 mm. On the surface of dark green foliage there is a slight pubescence, their central vein is scarlet. White flowers at the edges are fringed, and in their throat there are spots of purple color.
Episcia copper red (Episcia cupreata)
In nature, the species can be found in the tropical regions of South America at an altitude of about 2 thousand meters above sea level. The size of the bush in such a plant is much larger than in the previous species. Creeping stems easily give roots in the soil mixture. On the surface of the elliptical sheet plate there is a strong pubescence, its length is about 30 centimeters, and its width is up to 8 centimeters. The color of the front surface of the foliage varies from copper to brownish-green with a white strip on the central vein, the wrong surface is red with a strip of green. The color of single flowers is red. The length of the corolla tube is about 25 mm, its outer surface is red, and the inner surface is yellow with red spots. Flowering is observed in July – September.
Creeping Episcia (Episcia reptans)
In the wild, this species can be found in the same place that the copulation is copper-red. It is represented by perennial herbaceous plants. The length of the sheet plates is about 80 mm and the width is up to 50 mm. There is severe pubescence on the surface, and at the base they have a heart-shaped shape, their lower surface is red, and the upper one is brownish-green (closer to olive). Single leaf flowers grow from leaf sinuses on red pedicels. The outer surface of the corolla is red, and the inside is pink. Flowering is observed in July – September. This species is most often cultivated as an ampel plant.
Description of the description
Belongs to the Gesneriaceae family. Genus Description contains about 30 species. A spectacular plant with brightly colored and textured foliage has many names - Peacock flower, Purple flame, Chameleon plant, African violet.
A spectacular miniature plant with whitish pink leaves will decorate any collection of home plants
It is found in nature in the tropical forests of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and the Antilles, where twilight reigns even at noon. Apparently, therefore, such a name for the flower is shaded. It grows under shrubs in the form of a short creeping grass with leaves collected in a rosette and numerous shoots.
Tropical flower is also grown as a houseplant. It is not capricious, it is characterized by long flowering - from early spring to autumn. But it places high demands on heat and moisture.
Abundant flowering begins in spring and ends in autumn
The description is usually grown as an ampel. The young shoots first hold upright, over time, with the growth of many long (up to 40-60 cm) lateral processes, lie down and form a beautiful cascade.
Beauty description - video
At home, copper and clove-colored, less often creeping, less often creeping, as well as numerous varieties obtained from these species are most often grown.
More than a hundred varieties have been bred, and each has a unique color and unique pattern.
Copper description is characterized by creeping shoots. Large (up to 15 cm long) oval leaves, pubescent, olive-green with a light stripe along the vein. The underside of the leaf plate is reddish with a white dividing strip. The flowers are medium-sized (2 cm long), bright red with a yellow throat.
Copper-red epithesis is used to breed new varieties.
Carnation has two types of shoots: shortened branches with leaves and long "mustaches" with rosettes. Leaves are less expressive, small (3 cm long and 2 cm wide), pubescent, green, with rounded teeth at the edges, burgundy middle vein. The flowers are white, with dots on the throat, fringed.
Corolla of a snow-white flower along the edge of the limb of fringe
A creeping description having creeping shoots is grown only as an ampel. The leaves are long (5–10 cm), green or brown, with patterns and spots on the border. Flowers are red with a pink pharynx.
Creeping writings are more valued for decorative leaves.
Increasingly, gardeners are paying attention to new varieties.
Comfortable growing conditions - table
|Lighting||Description - a photophilous plant. She needs a bright but diffused light. In the open sun, decorativeness decreases: the leaves lose their variegated color, the inflorescences dry up. The most comfortable option will be on the east or west window, you can place it on the north side. But in low light, the bloom will not be so long, the lashes of stems will stretch, almost without forming lateral processes. On the south side, the flower is placed away from the window or scattered light is created by hanging it with a light curtain, especially during the active sun - from 10 to 15 hours. You can keep the flower on shelves under artificial lighting, while the duration of daylight hours is significantly increased.|
|Humidity||The inhabitant of the rainforest has special requirements for air humidity. However, leaves can not be sprayed so as not to cause them to rot. The flower pot can be placed on a wet pebble tray or placed close to the aquarium. Be sure to carry out regular uniform watering.|
|Temperature mode||The optimum summer temperature is + 20–25 ° C. The plant easily tolerates even intense heat (+35), provided that a humid atmosphere is maintained. In winter, the room should also be warm - not lower than + 18, otherwise the flower will simply die.|
|Fertilizers||In the spring-summer period, complex and organic fertilizers are regularly fed every two weeks.|
|Transfer||The fast-growing epizy is annually transferred to larger containers, adding fresh land. Every 2-3 years completely replace the composition of the soil.|
|Pruning||To give the plant a beautiful appearance, sprouted shoots are regularly pruned, forming neat bushes or ampelous compositions.|
|Breeding||Propagated by seeds, leafy cuttings, lateral processes.|
Landing and transplanting
Plant growth and renewal of depleted land contribute to good development and flowering.
For abundant flowering, the plant is transplanted into new soil
Episans prefer a light and airy growth environment. The soil should have an average acidity (pH 5.5 - 6.5). The soil mixture is prepared from sheet soil, peat and river sand (3: 1: 1), adding sphagnum moss and ash. A slightly acidic substrate for violets is also suitable.
Capacities are selected low and wide. Expanded clay, crushed polystyrene with a layer of 3 cm is laid as a drainage material at the bottom.
Espiration feels best in a low and wide pot
We transplant a flower: a step-by-step guide
The flower grows very quickly, so every spring it is transferred, without violating the integrity of the earthen coma, into a more spacious (2-3 cm) capacity. The maximum diameter of the pot is 18–20 cm.
Every 2-3 years, the plant is transplanted, completely updating the soil.
- Before transplanting, the flower is watered. Carefully remove from the pot.
- Carefully inspect the roots. Remove dried or rotted areas.
- At the bottom of the tank lay a layer of drainage. Pour the prepared soil.
- A flower is planted and watering is carried out.
Transplant and transshipment - video
Episode care at home: what to consider
In order for the description to fully reveal its decorative qualities and flourish, it is necessary to fulfill a number of requirements.
In spring and summer, regular watering is necessary, every 3-4 days. Excessive or irrigation with cool water can cause illness. Water the plants through a sump or at the roots, until water begins to penetrate through the drainage holes. After a few minutes, excess water is removed from the pan.
With the help of such a watering can, it is convenient to water the plants without spraying water on the leaves
In winter, watering is carried out less often, 1-2 times a week, when the surface soil layer dries. Use warm soft water.
Moisturize the soil gently so that drops do not fall on the leaves. For this, a watering can with a long nose is useful. Water is added along the edge of the pot or bottom irrigation is used.
A guest from the tropics needs a humid atmosphere. For this purpose, regular spraying is carried out near the flower, in no case not wetting the leaves. Humidity can be increased by placing the pot on a layer of wet gravel so that its bottom does not come into contact with water. Small aquariums are often selected for growing watercolor watercolors, in which a humid microclimate is preserved. A flower pot is placed on a bed of moistened sphagnum moss. The surface of the soil can be decorated with colored pebbles.
When planting watercolors in small aquariums, a humid microclimate is created
They feed in summer and spring, combining organic and mineral fertilizers. At the same time, the soil is enriched, plant growth is enhanced, their immunity is increased. Before top dressing, an earthen lump is necessarily wetted.
You can apply complex fertilizers for flowering plants, produced in liquid form, in granules and powders. In a liquid state, nutrients are better absorbed. Doses must exactly follow the instructions. In autumn and winter, fertilizers are not applied.
Of organic fertilizers, it is good to use ash containing potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc. It is mixed with soil when transplanting plants or do liquid top dressing (1 tbsp. L. Per 1 liter of water).
Actively stimulates flower growth and nutrient solution from yeast: 10 g of yeast and 1 tbsp. l sugar dissolved in 1 liter of warm water, insist 2 hours, dilute 1: 5 and fertilize the soil.
Leaves - the main decoration of the essences
You can fertilize with onion infusion: 50 g of onion husks are boiled in 2 l of water for 10 minutes, insisted for 3 hours, cooled and filtered.
You should not go to extremes and too generously feed your green pet. The main thing is to observe the measure.
The flower is well propagated by stem cuttings, leaves and seeds. With seed propagation, varietal characters are lost.
The easiest way is to separate from the mustache a young outlet with 4 leaves, place it in a plastic cup, pressing it to the ground, pour it over, cover with a film. After 10 days, the roots will appear, and the outlet is planted in a permanent place.
Can be rooted with a mustache, without cutting off from the plant. The drooping shoot is lightly sprinkled with earth. After rooting, it is separated and transplanted.
Easy to propagate flower and side shoots:
An shoot with 3-4 nodes without lateral processes is dipped shallow in water with activated charcoal or dipped 1-1.5 cm into moist soil, covered with a film.
The greenhouse is regularly aired.
The shoot roots in 7-10 days. After the appearance of the roots, young plants are planted in the substrate.
A monthly growing flower is transferred into a larger pot.
After rooting, young plants are planted in the ground
The process of leaf propagation is longer, 2-3 months.
- The sheet is cut at an angle of 45 degrees and dusted with ash or activated charcoal.
- Then, the leaf stalk is placed in water to a depth of 1-1.5 cm.
- The container is covered with a film to create a greenhouse effect - a warm and humid microclimate is needed for rooting. Be sure to regularly ventilate and remove the condensation formed on the film. Good lighting is not yet required.
- After the formation of callus (a growth from which roots then grow), a leafy stalk is planted at a 45-degree angle in a greenhouse in loose and moist soil with the addition of peat or in wet sphagnum moss to a depth of 1.5 cm. Peat tablets are often used that ensure successful rooting cuttings and germination of children. They put in a bright place.
- Be sure to maintain the air temperature of + 23-25 degrees, ventilate.
- After 1.5–2 months, a tiny rosette should appear. You should not rush to separate it from the mother leaf - they do this only when it reaches a size of 3-4 cm. The process of propagation by a leaf cuttings is long - 3-4 months.
- Separated little children are carefully transplanted into a pot so as not to damage the thin roots.
After the formation of callos, the leafy stalk is planted in a greenhouse
When propagated by leaf, blooming will be only in the second year.
You can propagate the cuttings by cuttings at any time of the year.
At first, the young plant should be protected from the bright sun, drafts and temperature stresses.
How to make an episode bloom
Tropical beauty has a long flowering - from April to October. But it is necessary to care for her and create optimal conditions for her growth and the formation of buds.
Good care is the key to flowering
- For an episode that does not like intense sunlight, it is necessary to provide diffused light - this will favorably affect flowering.
- You should not over-feed the plant - on excessively fertilized soil it will increase leaf mass, and will not bloom.
- Lack of moisture and over-dried soil can also be the reason for the lack of flowering.
- It is necessary to create the desired temperature regime - at low temperatures flower buds are not laid.
- Provides magnificent blossoming and timely pruning of numerous shoots.
Diseases and preventive measures - table
|Pest disease||Symptoms of lesion||Prevention||Treatment|
|Aphid||Prefers to settle on buds, shoots and leaves. The insect eats the sap of the plant, the leaves wither and curl up, the shoots dry out.|
|Worms||White lumps are formed on the foliage, similar to cotton wool. Sucking insects inhibit plant growth, cause yellowing and drying of leaves, the formation of gray plaque on them.|
|Nematodes||Roundworms violate the integrity of the roots, leading to their death. infected plants do not grow well, leaves begin to curl.|
|Root rot||The fungus disperses in a humid environment. Leaves fade. The roots become soft, gradually rot.|
A month ago, the store was seduced by the beauty of the leaves of the essay ... But it didn’t end there ... Ira gave me 4 more bushes ... Charming creations with beautiful, sparkling leaves - in my opinion, they are absolutely not inferior to precious orchids ... I planted them in pots made of I wrapped coconut fiber around the soil so that the soil wouldn’t spill out, and the soil would be light, porous soil, sphagnum, small pine bark ... And I hung my beginners in a small greenhouse in a bright place ... And after three weeks, I can safely sk to say that they liked it, bloomed, new sprouts appeared ... The leaves added “sparkling jewels” (sorry, it is very difficult to convey their overflows). Even the little super dup has grown up.
Good afternoon! Grown from a leaf, such a lush, epicy, already on four floors, began to curl something around the edges of the leaf. At first, the old ones behaved like this, the first leaves - they became noticeably paler, they began to dry from the bottom edge, without rot. Now, I look, and the youngsters decided to reduce their scores with their lives ... Not all, of course, but I find them every day upon examination! There is no living creature, I don’t flood it, it hangs on a suspension on the east window, now it has outweighed it closer under the backlight. Maybe she’s cold? When I air - I remove it from the window, away from the draft. Maybe with light what? Somehow they react in a special way to the lack and excess of light, but now, you know, there is no excess ... Or maybe an overabundance of air stems? ... maybe, with a bud for growth, with nitrogen to feed?
One whim excites me - EPISISION. In May or April, I bought one rooted outlet from my granny. After some time, she blooms, showed pictures in Hvast. It bloomed before the holidays, but on arrival - everything. I transplanted it into a slightly larger pot (in September), but this did not change the situation. The buds appear and, without opening, dry up. It was located on the southern loggia, shaded, watered as the top layer dried out. Now transplanted into the ground for violets in a pot of 400 g. Fertilized regularly, the dose for violets. What is needed for flowering?
... Descriptions can tolerate such a temperature (not higher than +18). It is only necessary that the temperature drops gradually. In the summer I put a couple of essences on the loggia. In the fall did not take. The temperature gradually dropped to 18–20 ° C in the afternoon. The items are in order. When I took them to the exhibition, they carried + 12C best of all. It is very important that the temperature decreases gradually.
The description is recognized as one of the most beautiful indoor plants. It perfectly combines the spectacular effect of bright flowers and decorative leaves decorated with fancy multi-colored patterns. This is a very grateful plant, and settling on your windowsill, with proper care, will delight you with its beauty, regardless of whether it is in bloom or not.