Beloperone

Beloperone

Life form Bush
Family Acanthaceae
Origin Mexico
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size They can reach large sizes, but it is better to form plants 12-15 cm high and wide by regular pruning. Small plants flower better and more attractive look.
Growth rate Not very high, 8-10 cm per year.
Lifespan They live a long time, but it is desirable to rejuvenate the plant from the cuttings.
Temperature In summer: preferably not higher than 75,2 ° F; winter – min 44,6 ° F.
Humidity Medium, can be placed in a pallet with wet gravel. At spraying it is impossible, that water got on flowers.
Lighting It loves bright, direct light, which decolorizes the bright color of the bracts. In winter, during the rest period, you can remove from the window.
The soil 2 parts of garden land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite and 1 part of peat. Always use a pot with an opening.
Watering Requires abundant watering, at least 2 times a week in summer, every 14 days in winter. The soil dries very quickly, which should not be allowed.
Fertilizer Once every 3 weeks, liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction In the spring, cut cuttings 8-10 cm long and plant them in moist sand under a polyethylene film. At a temperature of 69,8 ° F, roots will soon appear. Plant the plant in a small pot and pinch the top for better branching. Can be propagated by seeds.
Bloom Bloom all summer.
Transfer Transplant every year in the spring to replace the land with fresh. Ensure that there is good drainage.
Features of care The only difficulty is the formation of an attractive appearance of the plant
Difficulties It is affected by spider mites, whiteflies and aphids. The leaves turn yellow with very abundant watering. Leaves may fall off with insufficient watering or in winter from cold. Leaves turn pale when feeding is needed. Flowers are not bright enough when there is a lack of light. With too much heat, the plant stretches.
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