Allamanda

Allamanda

Life form Liana, shrub
Family Apocynaceae
Origin Brazil, Central and South America
Ease of cultivation Difficult enough for growing.
The size Can reach a size of 1 to 3 m.
Growth rate Fast
Lifespan In a pot from 2 to 5 years old.
Temperature In the summer: 75,2° F, in winter – not below 50 ° F.
Humidity High, not less than 60%, the plant should be regularly sprinkled with soft water, keep the pot in moist peat.
Lighting Direct sunlight at least 4 hours a day.
The soil Suitable fertile well-drained soil with a neutral reaction, similar to the substrate for violets.   2 parts of garden land, 2 parts of humus (leafy earth), 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of charcoal and a bit of crushed bark of spruce. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering Moderate, in summer between watering the soil should dry well. In the winter 1 time in 10 days.
Fertilizer From May to September, once a week, liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction The apical cuttings in summer in mini-teplichkah, constantly spraying and airing. Can be propagated by seeds, sowing them in a mini-greenhouse in a mixture of peat and sand. Seedlings appear on week 4-6.
Bloom In the summer, bright yellow flowers.
Transfer Every year in the spring.
Features of care Young shoots require support. Especially high humidity and trimming are needed halfway in the spring after transplantation.
Difficulties The aphids are affected.
Air cleaning
Toxicity Poisonous


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