Adiantum

Adiantum

Life form
Fern
Family
Adiantaceae
Origin
Forests of Central and South America, Brazil
Easy growing
Easy with little difficulty
Size
A width of up to 60 cm, and a height of not more than 30-40 cm.
Growth rate
High, easily double their growth for the season.
Lifetime
Many years, if not perish from drying out.
Temperature
In the summer: 68-77, in the winter 64,4-68 ° F.
Moisture
High. Pot should preferably be placed in a tray with wet peat. Especially important is the high humidity at a temperature above 68° F. In summer it is necessary to ventilate.
Lighting
Shadow or partial shade. Ideally a window facing north.
Soil
Shop soil for ferns is suitable and it must be loose and breathable. For a mixture of own preparation, call equal parts of peat, turf, leaf land and sand. It is better to add sphagnum and charcoal. Good drainage is required.
Watering
The earth in the pot must be moist all the time, but the overflow is not permissible (about 3 times a week). In winter, watering is reduced to 1 time per week.
Fertilizer
During growth, every 2 weeks, feed twice diluted with fertilizer.
Reproduction
In June, by dividing a bush or rhizome. It is quite difficult, but it is possible to reproduce with spores located on the underside of the leaf, observing the temperature of 69,8 ° F.
Flowering
Ferns do not bloom
Transplant
Young each year, old – as the volume of the pot is filled. Prefer close pots.
Features of care
Plants do not like to be rearranged.
Difficulties
Affected by a spider mites, mealybugs, thrips, aphids, whitefly. When there is a lack of moisture, the leaves or tips of the leaves dry, from the cold air curl. When the air is dry, the bases of the leaves turn yellow and die.
Cleaning the air
Toxicity


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