Acanthostachys

Acanthostachys

Life form Herbaceous
Family Bromeliads – Bromeliaceae
Origin Paraguay, Argentina
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size Length of shoots in room conditions up to 30 – 45 cm.
Growth rate Average
Lifespan A perennial
Temperature 122-167,36 ° F.
Humidity Average.
Lighting Bright light
The soil Fertile and easy, similar to the ground for Saintpaulia. To take independent preparation: 2 parts garden soil, 2 parts of humus, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of coal and some pieces of spruce bark. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering Keep the soil constantly moist in summer, in the winter, watering is more moderate.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, monthly soluble fertilizers. You can spray the solution with leaves.
Reproduction Use a sharp knife to separate offspring from the mother plant. Sprinkle them with charcoal. It is possible to reproduce fresh seeds disinfected in manganese, which are planted in a porous substrate, covered with glass, and periodically ventilated. Germination occurs on day 3-6.
Bloom Yellow rounded or cylindrical inflorescence.
Transfer Every 1-2 years with the removal of discolored sockets.
Features of care Requires aeration, the ideal plant for hanging baskets.
Difficulties Rot with excess water.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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