Cissus

Cissus

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Vitaceae
Origin South Africa, Australia
Ease of cultivation Easy, C. discolor – easy with little difficulty
The size Cissus antarctica grows to a length of 3-3.5 m.
Growth rate In a year it grows to 60-100 cm.
Lifespan A perennial plant, however it requires periodic rejuvenation.
Temperature In summer: the upper limit is 64,4-69,8 ° F, in the winter the lower 53,6-60,8 ° F, the minimum – + 46,4 ° F.
Humidity Increased, weekly spraying is required, and C. discolor should be sprayed every day. Beneficial use of wet claydite in the pallet, as well as growing with other plants. A warm shower is advisable.
Lighting Scattered light, the north and east window comes with a slight shade. Can also grow in partial shade.
The soil Ready ground is suitable. For a soil of own preparation to take:   2 parts   leaf earth,   1 part of sod land, 1/2 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of garden land, 1 part of peat.Requires a pot with a hole.
Watering In summer – 2 times a week, the land should not dry out, in the winter – once in 2 weeks.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn regularly feed once every 2-3 weeks with a complex soluble fertilizer.
Reproduction It multiplies easily by apical cuttings with a kidney and two leaves (8-10 cm in length), which can be rooted both in water and in a mixture of peat with sand. Covering the stalk with polyethylene and maintaining the temperature 60,8-78,8 ° F, you can accelerate the rooting.
Bloom Flowers are small, greenish, in racemose or corymbose inflorescences. In the room, almost no blooms.
Transfer In the first 2 years, young plants should be transplanted twice a year because of rapid growth, then transplanted annually in the spring. When the diameter of the pot exceeds 30 cm, it will be sufficient to change the upper 3 cm of the soil.
Features of care In summer, you can take out on the street or on the balcony.<cE> He does not like drafts. Pinching shoots stimulates branching. C. discolordoes not like gas combustion products.
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mites, chervets, aphids, and also scabs. When there are too many pests, it is necessary to cut off all the shoots, leaving about 20 cm. The leaves appear moldy from excess moisture. The tips of the leaves dry in too dry air. On the leaves appear light spots due to sunburn. Too slow growth and pale leaves may indicate a lack of nutrients. Leaves may fall from the cold. Brown “paper” spots on the leaves and their fall are observed when the soil is too moist. The leaves twist in a very hot and dry atmosphere.
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