Cleyera

Cleyera

Life form Bush
Family Theaceae
Origin East Asia, Japan, Korea, India
Ease of cultivation Average in complexity of growing a plant.
The size Usually from 50 cm to 1.5-3 m in height
Growth rate Low
Lifespan With proper care for many years.
Temperature In the summer: 64,4-77 ° F, in winter the temperature is preferably 50-53,6 ° F, not lower than 44,6 ° F.
Humidity High. Spraying is required. Put the pot in a tray with wet pebbles so that the bottom of the pot does not touch the water. Spraying in winter with heating on is of particular importance.
Lighting Bright diffused light and penumbra. Adult plants preferably several hours of sunshine every day, you need to make shade during the hottest hours.
The soil Suitable ready light well dreniroanny soil with acidity of pH 4.5-5.5. Acidic soil – the main condition for the successful cultivation of kleyery. If the acidity of the soil is insufficient, peat should be added. For soil of own preparation it is possible to take on one part of peat, humus, turf and sand, 2 parts of leaf land. You can add one part of the land from under the pine forest. It is mandatory to use drainage.
Watering During flowering in the summer, abundant regular watering, however, the soil should dry to a depth of about 1 cm between watering. Use only soft water. Twice a month, add lemon juice (several drops per 1 liter of water) to the water for irrigation. You can use rainwater and water from the refrigerator. In winter, watering is moderate. However, the soil should never dry up completely.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn every two weeks with liquid fertilizer without lime. You can use fertilizer for orchids. For young plants kleyery particularly recommended fertilizer with high phosphorus dose. Organic fertilizers are useful.
Reproduction Half-lingering apical cuttings about 8-15 cm long in the beginning of spring, cut off the apical stem at an angle, cut off the lower leaves, place it in a mixture of peat and perlite or peat with sand, and root under partial shade using heteroauxin in a greenhouse (or covered with polyethylene) temperature 69,8 ° F. Rooting lasts from 6-8 weeks.During rooting, the substrate should be periodically moistened. When transplanting, prick the top to stimulate branching.It is possible to reproduce by seeds, which in late autumn or spring are sown in a mixture of peat and sand to a depth of about 2.5 cm and germinate at a temperature of 68-75,2 ° F. Sprouted seedlings dive. For better germination it is useful to contain seeds for about 3 months in the freezer to simulate the wintering effect, but the temperature should not be very low, because it can kill the seeds. Reproduction kleyery seeds, in general, is quite complex.
Bloom Aromatic 5-petalled flowers with white color. Blossoms in the spring.
Transfer Young plants are transplanted annually, adults – every 2-3 years, if the roots sprouted through the drainage hole of the pot.
Features of care In summer it is useful to keep the plant on the street: in the garden or on the balcony. However, plants should be protected from draft and wind. It is useful to cut weak shoots in spring and pinch the tops of branches for better branching. Kleyeru useful to regularly bathe and wash.
Difficulties Affected spider mites, scale insects, aphids, scale insects, thrips, whitefly. In kleyery leaves may fall off in low humidity conditions or low light. Falling of leaves is also possible with insufficient watering or when exposed to draft.
Air cleaning
Toxicity The plant is not poisonous


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