Ardisia

Ardisia

Life form Bush
Family Myrsinaceae
Origin Southeast Asia
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties
The size Can reach a height of more than 60-100 cm.
Growth rate Average
Lifespan A perennial plant, but after 5 years the plant loses its attractiveness a little.
Temperature In the summer: warm, in the winter 64,4 ° F.
Humidity The average, however, the plant should be frequently sprayed at a temperature below 64,4 ° F and at a spray should be less bloom. Also do not spray the plant with bunches of berries. In this case, it is better to put the pot in a tray with wet pebbles.
Lighting Sunny place with a light shading
The soil Suitable ground general purpose. For the soil of own preparation, take: 1 part of the garden land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leaf earth) and light lime dust. Good drainage and a pot with a hole is required.
Watering Water with soft water in summer every 3-5, and in winter every 8-12 days. The substrate must be moist, but not too humid.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, every 2 weeks, half the dose of fertilizer.
Reproduction Upper cuttings in March at a soil temperature of 77 ° F. Shear cutting was treated kornevinom and perpetuate a mixture of peat and sand or ground coconut. Cuttings should be put on the battery and cover the pot with polyethylene.You can propagate by seeds obtained from fruits. They are cleaned from the pulp and germinated at a temperature of 69,8 ° F. The plant begins to bear fruit after 3-4 years.
Bloom Blooms, beginning in June, with tiny white and pink flowers, then fruits are formed, which can last for several months, sometimes until the next flowering.
Transfer Large copies once every 4-5 years. Young – as far as braiding the roots of an earthy coma. Do not increase the pot size too much. ARDISIA better blooms in close pot.
Features of care For the summer it is good to take the plant in the garden. The plant will not bloom in low light. You can help pollination by brushing the flowers. Thickening at the edges of the leaves is normal, this is due to bacteria that are necessary for normal growth.
Difficulties It is affected by scale insects, mealy bugs and spider mites. With a warm winter, berries may fall. In case of water-logging, rotting of the roots is possible. Flowers can fall out in the cold.
Air cleaning
Toxicity The berries are not poisonous, but tasteless.


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