Aristolochia

Aristolochia

Life form Liana
Family Aristolochiaceae
Origin South America
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size The length of shoots in room conditions is up to 70 cm and more than 1 m.
Growth rate High
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: not lower than 68 ° F, in the winter 50-59 ° F.
Humidity Average.
Lighting A bright place, but not direct sunlight. Can withstand the conditions of partial shade, but will not bloom.
The soil Lightweight breathable soil is suitable. 1 part of sod land, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leaf land).
Watering Moderate watering, the soil between watering should dry up. In winter, watering cut.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn every 2-3 weeks with liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction The apical cuttings in spring (covered with polyethylene) in a mixture of peat and perlite or earth with sand. Possible reproduction seeds, which are sown in March-April, should be in a mixture of earth and sand and germinated at a temperature of 68-71,6 ° F.
Bloom Flowering in summer, large bright flowers.
Transfer In early spring.
Features of care Requires pruning. A plant needs support.
Difficulties Sufficiently resistant to pests plant. It is affected by mealybugs. With a lack of moisture and dry air, the leaves turn yellow and fall off.
Air cleaning
Toxicity The ingestion of leaves of certain species, especially in large quantities, can cause serious consequences for the heart, liver, kidneys or brain.


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