Billbergia

Billbergia

Life form Herbaceous
Family Bromeliaceae
Origin Tropics of Central and South America, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay.
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size The leaves are 30-60 cm long, the total height is about 40 cm.
Growth rate Average
Lifespan Up to 5-10 years.
Temperature About 73,4 ° F in summer, in winter – up to 60,8 °F, but withstands short-term temperature drops to 35,6-39,2 ° F.
Humidity Does not play such a big value, the optimal – 60-70%. It is desirable to spray with soft water.
Lighting A bright, non-directional light to stimulate the bright color of the leaves and flowering, the south-west window approaches. Directional light should be avoided.
The soil Easy soil from a mixture of deciduous humus, sand and peat. You can use one part of peat and coarse sand. Drainage is mandatory.
Watering Keep soil constantly moist in summer, watering with soft water at least 1 time in 8-12 days. In winter, watering is more moderate, the land must dry between waterings.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, every 15 days, soluble fertilizers in a half dose.
Reproduction Offspring from the mother plant are created by dividing the bush. To separate the baby, use a sharp knife, sprinkle the cut with charcoal.
Bloom Small flowers are blue-violet flowers with pink bracts, collected in drooping inflorescences. Blooms usually in late spring.
Transfer Transplanted in the spring, when the bush becomes voluminous and the roots begin climbs out of the pot.
Features of care Young plants bloom faster. The flowers should be pruned after flowering.
Difficulties Possibly attacked by scabies, mealybugs and aphids.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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