Cerochlamys

Cerochlamys

Life form Succulent
Family Aizoaceae
Origin South Africa
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow
The size 15 centimeters in height
Growth rate Very Low
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: room (+ 59-68 ° F), the minimum temperature is + 41 ° F.
Humidity Low, tserohlamis tolerates dry air
Lighting Bright sun, some direct sunlight. Suitable south window.
The soil Suitable light permeable shop soil for succulents with a small addition of sand. For a mixture of own preparation should take: 1 part of the leaf land, 1 part of the greenhouse and 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, it is better not to add peat (pH 6-7.5). Good drainage is required.
Watering During flowering in spring, the top layer of the soil between the watering should dry up. Watering soft water approximately every 10-15 days, summer watering is verylimited. Over-watering is the main cause of plant death.
Fertilizer During flowering, feed a weak fertilizer solution for cacti every 4 weeks.
Reproduction Perhaps the reproduction of small fruits, formed on the spot flowers, they are dried and collect the seeds. Germinate fairly easily. It is advisable to plant in early spring in a container with a soil mixture with good drainage. From above it is better to pour a layer of sand, into it to a depth of 2 mm it is necessary to plant seeds. In the future, water them regularly and carefully so that the seeds do not surface. In case of stagnant moisture, the seeds can rot. When the seedlings reach 3-5 mm in height, they can be seated. The expanded plants also multiply by dividing the bush.
Bloom Blossoms with large purple flowers in the form of chamomiles with a diameter of about 3.5 cm Blossom mainly in January-February or in the spring.
Transfer In the spring, every few years, when the plant is very proliferating.
Features of care In summer it is usually at rest.You can use it to create mini-gardens of succulents.
Difficulties It is most often affected by aphids and mealybugs. Root rot is possible with excessive watering, the plant ceases to grow, the leaves turn yellow and fall off. On the leaves appear areas of dry tissue as a result of sunburn. The leaves wrinkle and the tips of the shoots droop because of insufficient watering (the plant should be placed in a vessel with water for a while). The stems are stretched, the leaves grow smaller with a lack of light.
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