|Asia, Australia, Africa, Brazil, South America.
|Ease of cultivation
|Usually from 30 to 90 cm.
|Slow enough, 10-15 cm per year.
|The plant prefers the same temperature in summer and winter, it is best to 64,4-73,4 ° F. In winter, if the plant is not watered, it can withstand a minimum temperature of + 55,4 ° F.
|Spray 2 times a week, in winter you can not put the plant next to the radiators
|Plants with bright leaves prefer bright diffused light.
|For a mixture of own preparation, take: 3 pieces of garden soil, 1 part peat, 1 part coarse-grained sand. Drainage required.
|The top layer of soil between waterings in summer should dry up to a depth of 2-3 cm. Water 1-2 times a week, in winter 1 time a week. However, to completely dry out the soil and should not be. Broad-leaved species are more hygrophilous.
|During growth in the summer 1 time in 2 weeks to feed with liquid fertilizer.
|Upper or stalk cuttings with deciduous nodes 7-8 cm long. Root in a mixture of peat and sand, covered with polyethylene at a temperature of 75,2 ° F. Easily rooted young root shoots, separated from the mother plant. Seed multiplication is possible in February-March (planted in sand or peat).
|Only adult plants bloom. Flowers creamy, stellate on long peduncle.
|Once in 2-3 years in March-April, when the roots fill the entire pot.
|Features of care
|Strongly stretched plant is most expedient to trim, this stimulates the appearance of new leaves and shoots below the cut. The plant does not like drafts. It is desirable to regularly wipe the leaves.
|The plan can be affected by spider mites, scale insects, mealybugs, aphids and thrips. With excess moisture, the stem can be rotated from below. On leaves, light and dry spots appear from excess light, and brown spots from insufficient watering. The leaves become soft, darken and curl at too low a temperature. The tips and edges of the leaves wither, and the lower leaves fall off at very low humidity. Falling of the lower leaves in adult plants is a natural process. Due to lack of light, the color of the leaves pales. The leaves fall and rot when too cold and wet. With a lack of nutrients in the soil, the new growth often looks deformed and small.