Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Life form
Grassy
Family
Lileaceae
Origin
Homeland of Agapanthus – South Africa
Easy growing
Simple plant growing and care
Size
Leaves up to 1 m in length
Growth rate
Average
Lifetime
Perennial
Temperature
In summer: 60,8-75,2 ° F, in winter – 46,4-50 ° F
Moisture
Average
Lighting
Ideally south-west window, requires bright non-directional light.
Soil
Suitable purchase soil for bulbous plants, well retaining moisture. The soil must be breathable, sand or perlite with peat should be added if it is too dense. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the garden land, 1 part coarse-grained sand or perlite and 2 parts peat or humus (leaf land). Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering

Soil must be constantly moist. Use warm water. Winter watering limit, keep almost dry.
Fertilizer
In spring, before flowering, feed every two weeks with a water-soluble fertilizer, then once a month.
Reproduction
Agapanthus is propagated by dividing rhizomes or seeds in the spring. It is best to plant seeds in a mixture of wet peat and perlite. Cover the container with the seeded seeds with a plastic bag fixed with an elastic band. Place under indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent lamp. Transplant after the beginning of growth.
Flowering
Bright blue or white inflorescences on tall peduncles
Features of care
The plant is planted immediately in a large tub and is not transplanted within a year. Fallen leaves and peduncles after flowering must be removed. In summer, it is desirable to take the plant out into the street for a bright light.
Difficulties
With excessive watering, mold and yellowing of the leaves are possible. Agapanthus is affected by a spider mite and scab.
Air purification
Toxicity
Toxic


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