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Microlepia - reproduction, care, photo

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This tropical fern has long, pointed, soft, light green leaves. They consist of many leaf segments and are assembled in a root outlet. Vayy large plants sometimes exceed a meter in length.

  • The substrate should be moist all the time, but from excess watering it can rot the rhizome.

  • To maintain high humidity, spray the foliage from the spray gun.

  • This fern is shade tolerant.

  • Direct sunlight causes leaf withering.

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1.2.Lighting

It grows well in partial shade, does not tolerate direct sun.

Microlepia is quite easily grown in rooms with high humidity - for example, in the kitchen or bathroom. In the warmer months, this plant will appreciate being outdoors.

1.8.Humidity

High - place a pot with a plant on a pallet with a grate, on the bottom of which water is poured. Make sure that the bottom of the pot does not have direct contact with moisture. You can also use a room humidifier to increase humidity. You can spray the plant with rainwater, which will not leave spots on the leaves. Humidity should correspond to the temperature of the content - the higher the temperature, the higher should be the humidity.

1.9 Soil moisture

In summer it should be watered sparingly - the top layer of soil should have time to dry before the next watering. In winter, protect the soil from drying out completely. In the warmer months, lower watering can be used by placing the pot with the plant in a large container of water for several minutes and letting excess moisture drain. For straits, use softened bottled or rainwater.

1.11 Propagation

By dividing large plants during transplantation, in the spring. Each split must have well-developed leaves and rhizomes. Spores are sown in spring on the soil surface, seedlings are kept at a temperature of at least 20 ° C.

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