Averrhoa

Averrhoa

Life form
Tree
Family
Oxalidaceae
Origin
India, Indonesia, Philippines
Easy growing
Lightweight, suitable for beginners florists
Size
The total size can reach 1-1.5 m in the apartment.
Growth rate
A small, slowly growing tree
Lifetime
Perennial plant.
Temperature
Preferably about 68-77 ° F in summer, in winter – not below 64,4 ° F.
Moisture
Average humidity. At low temperatures (59-64,4° F), the plant easily tolerates the dry air of the apartments. At higher temperatures, it is desirable to spray or keep in a tray with wet claydite.
Lighting
Bright diffuse light. It can be grown on the east or west window, but the plant needs to be shaded from direct sunlight.
Soil
Light fertile soil from a mixture of foliage humus (1 part), sand or perlite (1 part), turf ground (1 part), 1 part humus (pH 4.5-7). Drainage is mandatory.
Watering
In the summer, the soil should dry slightly between watering (pour every 4-5 days); water abundantly with warm soft water, in the winter watering is limited.
Fertilizer
From spring to autumn every 3-4 weeks, soluble fertilizers in a half dose.
Reproduction
Reproduces only by fresh seeds in the spring. It is best to plant seeds in a mixture of wet peat and perlite. Cover the pot with the plants with a plastic bag, secure with an elastic band. Place conditions in indirect sunlight. If the seeds are not old, then they germinate fairly well for 5-12 days. After germination, transplant into a permanent earthen mixture in a separate pot. Propagation by cuttings, by air layers.
Flowering
Flowers are small, pinkish-purple, collected in a brush. Fruit is edible, star-shaped, yellow-orange in color, up to 10 cm in diameter. The plant begins to bear fruit at a fairly young age (about 5-6 years). Blossom several times a year.
Transplant
Young plants are transplanted every spring, adults – every 2-3 years.
Features of care
The plant requires regular pruning in the spring. He does not like drafts.
Difficulties
Affected mealybug and scab, aphids, spider mites. When watering with hard water, chlorosis of the leaves is possible. The plant is prone to fungal diseases: atranozu, leaf spots.
Cleaning the air
Toxicity


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