Bertolonia

Bertolonia

Life form Herbaceous, creeping
Family Melastomataceae
Origin Tropics of Brazil
Ease of cultivation For an experienced florist.
The size Up to 20 cm.
Growth rate Slow.
Lifespan It survives indoors with difficulty.
Temperature In summer: best of all is 71,6-77 ° F; in winter it is below 60,8 ° F.
Humidity Very high humidity is required.
Lighting At the southern or south-west or north-shading vostoyanogo window.
The soil 1 part peat, 1 part humus, 1 part sand.
Watering Frequent when the soil dries to a depth of 1 cm. Water should not fall on the leaves, because of what they can begin to rot.
Fertilizer Once a month, with liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction Cuttings in spring at a temperature of 77 ° F: rooted in sand or peat. You can multiply by seeds.
Bloom Purple rosettes, connected in a brush 2 cm in diameter, appear in the autumn, blossom in the morning.
Transfer Once in 2-3 years as the stems begin to cover the soil and hang from the edge of the pot.
Features of care Very high humidity is required. It is good to grow in a terrarium.
Difficulties Gray rot and powdery mildew develop on wet leaves.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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