Araucaria

Araucaria

Life form Shrub, tree
Family Araucariaceae
Origin South America, Chile, Argentina, New Guinea, Australia
Ease of cultivation Has difficulties in growing.
The size Can reach a height of more than 2 m in a pot.
Growth rate 15 cm or one branch level per year.
Lifespan Perennial plant, up to 10 years and more in a pot.
Temperature In summer: in the warmth, in winter the minimum temperature is 41 ° F, not higher than 59 ° F.
Humidity Increased, in summer it is required to spray with soft boiled water every 2 days, in winter it is necessary to sprinkle at least once a week.
Lighting Preferably bright diffused light. It can grow in partial shade if the plant is periodically placed on light.
The soil Suitable weakly acidic soil   . For a soil of own preparation to take: 2 parts of a turf ground,   2 parts of humus (leaf earth), 1 part of coarse sand or perlite can be added spruce bark, peat, and may be used ground coniferous. Requires a pot with a hole.
Watering Moderate, in summer, not more than 2 times a week, in winter – once a week.
Fertilizer During growth, every 2 weeks, apply a soluble fertilizer in a half dose.
Reproduction Upper cuttings at a soil temperature of 77 ° F (difficult enough) with preliminary treatment with heteroauxin. You can razmnzhit seeds obtained from the fruits. They are cleaned from the pulp and germinated at a temperature of 69,8 ° F.
Bloom Does not bloom.
Transfer Bad transferring transplant, so transplanted every 3-4 years, young plants – every year. Small pots hold back growth.
Features of care The plant should be turned regularly to form a symmetrical crown. In the summer it is desirable to take out on the street. It can be used for bonsai. Requires a cool winter.
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mite, worms in dry air, as well as affected by aphids and scab. Slow growth, pale color – requires additional fertilizing. Dry yellowed pox needles – to the hot dry air with poor ventilation.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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