Agapetes

Agapetes

 

Life form
Shrub
Family
Ericaceae
Origin
Himalayas, India, Nepal, Bhutan
Easy growing
Easy
Growth rate
Medium
Lifetime
Many years
Temperature
In summer: up to 89,6 ° F, in winter – 53,6-60,8 ° F.
Moisture
Average
Lighting
An ideally south-west window, requires a bright, non-directional light. At elevated temperatures, it is best to give the plant in the middle of the day a little shade and ventilate it. After winter to bright light accustom to postpenno.
Soil
Prefers acid soil. It is better to add a little peat for its acidification. Good combination: 1 part of soil per 1 part of peat 1 part of perlite. In the wild, agapept grows on rocky slopes that receive a large amount of moisture.
Watering
It is best to use bottled, mineral or rain water. Rigid tap water should be acidified. Water should be slightly, but often, keeping the soil moist, but not wet, you can not leave water in the pan.
Fertilizer
Fertilize with diluted fertilizer, best for citrus fruits. Occasionally feed full fertilizer.
Reproduction
Easily propagated by cuttings 7-10 cm, it is necessary to remove the leaves on the lower third of the cuttings, and place in a pot with moist soil. Cover the pot with a plastic bag with two small holes. Place the pot in a bright place, but not in direct sunlight, until it takes root (after 4-8 weeks). (For rooting, you can place it under a fluorescent lamp at a distance of 15 cm).
Flowering
Red tubular flowers blooming for up to 2 months.
Features of care
The plant should be regularly plucked.
Difficulties
It is affected by a mealybug. He is especially afraid of iron and chlorosis. Like many other heathers, in case of heavy soil and high humidity, they can be exposed to root rot.
Toxicity
Not poisonous.


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