Campelia

Campelia

Life form Herbaceous
Family Commelinaceae
Origin Mexico and Brazil
Ease of cultivation Pretty unpretentious plant
The size At home, can reach up to 1 m in height, but more decorative plants with low shoots.
Growth rate It grows quite quickly: up to several centimeters per year.
Lifespan Perennial plants. However, over time, the plant needs to be trimmed and updated.
Temperature In the summer: 68-73,4 ° F, at a higher temperature should be maintained high humidity, in winter it is better to maintain a temperature of not less than 64,4 ° F. The plant is more thermophilic, compared with Tradescantia.
Humidity The plant is relatively easy to carry dry air apartments, but very well responds to spraying with soft water in the summer and the content of pots in a pallet with wet claydite. In winter, keep the plant away from radiators. While the plant is quite stable, conditions of high humidity provide her optimal growth.
Lighting Prefers bright diffused light, especially variegated forms. However, they easily adapt to partial shade. In case of insufficient illumination, the stems can stretch and break easily, with excessive light, the old leaves turn yellow, and young ones get a violet color.
The soil The plant can grow in almost any weakly acidic soil. For example, for the soil of own preparation, take: 1 part of compost land, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of sod land. Good drainage is required.
Watering In spring and summer watered 2 times a day, the soil should not dry, but should not be allowed to have stagnating water. In winter, watered no more than 1 time per week. In winter, the soil between watering should slightly dry out.
Fertilizer In spring and summer, once a month, liquid fertilizer. Organic fertilizers are especially useful. Excess of nitrogen weakens the stability of the plant.
Reproduction It is very easy to propagate by apical cuttings about 8 cm long. The stalk is planted in a mixture of peat and moss. Easily rooted in water. In the pot, it is desirable to plant several cuttings at once and regularly pinch them as they grow.
Bloom Older plants form white with a blue-violet tint paniculate inflorescences, which should be cut immediately after flowering.
Transfer Transplanted 1 time in 2-3 years, when the pot becomes small for the plant. When transplanting, the plant is slightly buried to cover the exposed lower parts of the shoots with soil.
Features of care In the spring, it is necessary to carry out rejuvenating pruning at a height of 3-4 knots from the ground. The plant stalks break easily, so you should be careful with the plant.
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mites, green aphids. The tips of the leaves turn brown, the leaves get a purple hue, they appear yellow and brown spots when it is too dry due to insufficient watering or from excess light. Too slow growth observed with a lack of power. The stems can rot, and the lower leaves turn yellow with excessive watering. The lower parts of the shoots bare with the age of the plant, this is a normal process. The stems are stretched, and the leaves turn pale with a lack of light.
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  1. The picture is of tradescantia fluminesis ‘albovittata’. Campelia is not current in the list of plant names.

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