Aptenia

Aptenia

Life form Succulent, ampel
Family Aizoaceae
Origin South Africa
Ease of cultivation Easy with little difficulty.
The size Shoots up to 6 0 cm.
Growth rate Average
Lifespan Many years
Temperature In the summer: room, in winter it is desirable not higher than 59 ° F.
Humidity Low.
Lighting Bright sunlight is suitable.
The soil Suitable shop soil for succulents with a small addition of sand. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the turf ground, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leafy earth) and a little lime.
Watering The top layer of soil between waterings in the summer should dry up. Watered approximately every 10-15 days, in November and February 1 time a month, in December and January almost no water.
Fertilizer 2 times a year in April and July fertilize fertilizer for cacti.
Reproduction Stem or leaf cuttings, which must first be dried. Root in peat, sand, water. Seed propagation is possible.
Bloom Blooms in red flowers, mostly in springand in summer.
Transfer In the spring, every 2 years.
Features of care A period of winter rest is required, with a lack of light, the plant is stretched, cutting is required.
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mites and mealybugs. Root rot is possible with excessive watering.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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