Browallia

Browallia

Life form Herbaceous
Family Solanaceae
Origin Mexico, Colombia
Ease of cultivation Difficult enough for growing
The size Can reach a size of up to 30 – 50 cm in height
Growth rate Average
Lifespan The plant is difficult to maintain after flowering, usually thrown away
Temperature In the summer: 75,2 ° F, in the winter not below 59 ° F.
Humidity Average, the plant can not be sprayed
Lighting Scattered light, best south-west or southeast window
The soil Suitable fertile well-drained soil with a neutral reaction, similar to the substrate for violets.   2 parts of garden land, 2 parts of humus (leafy earth), 1 part of coarse sand or perlite. You can use a substrate based on peat. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering Frequent, in the summer in the flowering period every 3 days. In winter it is moderate.
Fertilizer From May to September, once every 2 weeks, a liquid fertilizer with a reduced nitrogen content, diluted by half with respect to the recommended dose.
Reproduction The apical cuttings in a mixture of wet peat and perlite. Cuttings are better in the summer. After ukortneniya need pinching several times as they grow. You can propagate seeds from January to April at a temperature of 77 ° F, sowing them in a mini-greenhouse in a mixture of peat and sand. A month after the emergence of sprouting plants can be transplanted.
Bloom In summer, bright purple flowers with a white yawn in the form of an asterisk.
Transfer When grown as an annual crop is not required. With perennial cultivation – every spring.
Features of care For young weak shoots requires support. Too long shoots should be plucked for better flowering. The plant is suitable for hanging baskets.
Difficulties Infestation of aphids, whiteflies, spider mites, scale insects.
Air cleaning
Toxicity Toxic as all Solanaceae. Skin contact with these plants can cause symptoms ranging from redness, itching and rash to painful blisters and skin burns.


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