Biophytum

Biophytum

Life form Herbaceous
Family Oxalidaceae
Origin Congo, Laos, Tropical Asia, Africa and India.
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size The leaves are about 5-10 cm long, the total size is about 10-20 cm.
Growth rate Low
Lifespan Perennial plant.
Temperature About 77-84,2 ° F in summer, in winter – not lower than 60,8 ° F.
Humidity The average humidity. It is desirable to spray or keep in a pallet with wet claydite. Suitable for growing in terrariums.
Lighting You can grow on the northern window, but the east or west is best. With insufficient amount of light, the plant becomes dwarfish, with excess – the leaves are twisted.
The soil Light slightly acidic fertile soil for Saintpaulia, from deciduous compost mixture (2 parts), sand or perlite (1 part) garden soil (2 parts), and peat. Drainage is mandatory.
Watering Keep the soil constantly moist in summer, water with warm water.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, once every 2-3 weeks, soluble fertilizers in a half dose.
Reproduction It is propagated by 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 the conditions in indirect sunlight or under fluorescent lamps. After germination, transplant into a permanent earthen mixture into a separate pot, when the plants form 2 leaves with 6 leaflets in each.
Bloom The flowers are white, yellow, orange.
Transfer Grow in pots no more than 15 cm. The adult plant should be transplanted as rarely as possible because of the high sensitivity and fragility of the root system.
Features of care When the leaves are irritated, they fold.
Difficulties The leaves turn yellow with insufficient watering and wrinkle due to excessive watering. Seedlings and adult plants can be seriously damaged by fungal mosquitoes. Their larvae damage the base of the stem. Affected mealybug and scab.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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