Coccoloba

Coccoloba

Life form Bush
Family Polygonaceae
Origin Tropical Africa, West Indies
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size Can reach 1.8 m in height in the room, in nature – up to 6 m
Growth rate Fast enough.
Lifespan They live long. With age, attractiveness is lost, pruning and rejuvenation are required.
Temperature In summer: best 68-73,4 ° F; in winter it is not lower than 60,8-64,4 ° F.
Humidity In summer, sprinkle regularly with soft water, in winter, when heating is switched on, it is also necessary to spray. It is good to place the plant in a pallet with moist pebbles.
Lighting She loves bright ambient light is not less than 6 hours a day, can grow in the presence of shading on the south window. In the shade growth slows down, and then leaves may fall off.
The soil 1 part of the garden land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite and 1 part of peat. Prefers rich and loose soil, requires good drainage and a hole in the pot.
Watering Moderate (about 2.5 cm of water per week), the substrate should be constantly moderately moisturized.
Fertilizer Once in 3-4 weeks, feed on liquid fertilizer. Can be used along with mineral, organic fertilizer
Reproduction Semi-lignified apical cuttings that root easily in water, sand or peat. In the spring, they are propagated by seeds and all year round by layers.
Bloom Blossoms in the spring and summer with white small flowers, blooms about the 6th year of life.
Transfer Transplant each year in spring in a larger pot, because The root system grows fast enough. When the plants will take a large pot, instead of transplanting enough to hold the upper layer of soil replacement.
Features of care Young leaves of the plant have a beautiful bronze shade. The plant usually grows vertically upwards. To stimulate branching pruning is necessary in the spring. After 3-4 years the plant begins to die, therefore it is desirable to replace it with a younger one.
Difficulties Pests rarely damage the plant. It is affected by spider mite, powdery mildew, mealybug. Shoots are stretched and become pale with a lack of light, and leaves can fall from lack of illumination. Leaves can blush and fall in winter.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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