Bouvardia

Bouvardia

Life form Bush
Family Rubiaceae
Origin Mexico
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size 50-70 cm in height, can reach a height of up to 90 cm.
Growth rate Average
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In summer: warm, in winter not below 44,6 ° F.
Humidity 50%, but the plant easily tolerates periods of low humidity.
Lighting A sunny place, a southern window will suit. Light is a prerequisite for flowering and forming a compact plant shape.
The soil Ready ground is suitable   general purpose. For a soil of own preparation to take:   2 parts of leaf land on 2 parts of soddy soil and 1 part of coarse-grained sand. Good drainage is required..
Watering To water abundantly, so that the soil seeps from the pot into the pan. However, the soil must dry before irrigation. In the period of rest water no more often than every 6-8 days.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, liquid fertilizer every two weeks. Pale and fall of the lower leaves may indicate a lack of fertilizers. In this case, the frequency of feeding should be increased.
Reproduction Stem cuttings in spring at a soil temperature of 68-77 ° F. You can multiply by dividing rhizomes, but this is more difficult.
Bloom From late spring to early autumn, corymbose inflorescences of white or pink flowers.
Transfer Up to three years of age, transplant annually to a larger pot. After the plant takes a pot 20 cm in diameter, it is advisable only to change the top layer of the soil.
Features of care For the summer it is good to take the plant in the garden. In the spring, it needs radical pruning (up to 50-70%), because shoots tend to stretch. Until the end of summer, the plant needs to pinch the tops to strengthen bushiness. Young shoots require support. The room where the boulevard grows, it is advisable to ventilate.
Difficulties Whitefly infestation, mites, mealybugs, aphids. Roots can rot in winter.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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