Bambusa

Bambusa

Life form Herbaceous
Family Graminaea
Origin Southeast Asia, China, Japan
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size In a pot up to 2 m.
Growth rate High.
Lifespan In the pot for more than 5 years.
Temperature In the summer: 68-89,6 ° F; in winter – not lower than 60,8-64,4 ° F. Bamboo is a thermophilic plant.
Humidity Tolerates dry air. In the summer, it is desirable to spray 2 times a week
Lighting Bright light. Can grow on the south, south-west window. Carries a partial penumbra
The soil A fairly heavy substrate is required. For a mixture of your own preparation, you should take: 2 parts of turf ground, 1 part peat and humus (leaf earth). Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering The soil must be constantly moist in summer. Bamboo in the height of 1.5 m in summer requires 10 liters of water per week. In winter, watering is limited to once in 15 days.
Fertilizer During the vegetation period from April to September 1-2 times a month with liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction It is best to multiply by dividing rhizomes during transplantation. Can be propagated by cuttings. Seed propagation is possible.
Bloom Small yellow-green flowers collected in paniculate inflorescences. In nature, after flowering, the death of the plant occurs.
Transfer Young plants can be tranfered every year in spring and adults in every 2-3 years. It is desirable to have a large tub, because the plant grows very quickly.
Features of care Old branches must be cut regularly so that the plant gives new shoots. Avoid drafts.
Difficulties It is affected rarely spider mites. On the leaves brown spots are formed with insufficient watering. The tips of the leaves turn brown in dry air or with occasional watering. The leaves become soft, darken and curl at low temperature. Too slow growth with a shortage of food. Soft dark spots on the leaves occur when the fungus is affected.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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