Boehmeria

Boehmeria

Life form Grassy, ​​bush
Family Urticaceae
Origin Southeast Asia, Malaysia, China.
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size Can reach 1-1.5 m.
Growth rate Very fast. 5-6 leaves per year.
Lifespan A perennial
Temperature In summer: 77-87,8 ° F, in winter not below 64,4 ° F, the plant is very sensitive to supercooling.
Humidity 80%, should be sprinkled with soft water and kept in moist pebbles.
Lighting Bright diffused light. It should be placed on the southern window.
The soil The soil must be breathable, sand or perlite with peat should be added if it is too dense. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the turf ground, 1 part coarse-grained sand or perlite and 2 parts peat or humus (leaf land). Always use a pot with an opening and drainage. soil pH – 5.5-5.6.
Watering The soil must be constantly moist. However, one should also beware of overflow. During growth, it is necessary to water at least 2-3 times a week.
Fertilizer During the growing season every 10-15 days, liquid fertilizer, alternating organic and mineral.
Reproduction For reproduction, you can use stem cuttings, which within 2 weeks give roots in boiled water. Probably multiplication by seeds, which should be sown in early spring. It also multiplies by dividing the bush, dividing the rhizome, parts of the rhizome germinate in the soil.
Bloom Blossoms from the middle to the end of summer with small cream-green flowers
Transfer Once in 2-3 years. Young plants every year
Features of care Poorly carries drafts.
Difficulties In the dry air leaves the tips of dry, summer leaves fall resulting from sunburn or the dry air and in winter are likely due to the drying of the soil. As a result of a sunburn, brown spots on the leaves may also appear. The stalk rots due to excessive soil moisture in the cold, resulting into slow growth, smaller new leaves. The plant can fade as a result of the action of a draft. Leaves can lose turgor with insufficient watering. It is affected by spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, scale insects and Coccidae.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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