Corynocarpus

Corynocarpus

Life form Bush
Family Corynocarpaceae
Origin New Zealand, New Guinea
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size It can reach a height of up to 50 m in nature, at home, trees are formed not larger than 1 m.
Growth rate It grows relatively slowly
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In summer: room temperature, in high heat conditions, high humidity is required; in winter the temperature is not higher than + 59 ° F, the optimum temperature is + 41 ° F.
Humidity During summer, spraying is required with soft water at room temperature, it is better to place the plant in a tray with wet gravel; in winter spray at high temperatures.
Lighting A bright diffused light is required. Suitable south-east window, but it should be protected from the midday rays. Also, the plant tolerates penumbra.
The soil It requires rich in humus soil on the basis of peat with the addition of sand.   For a soil of own preparation to take:   1 part of humus, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1/2 parts peat or humus ground sheet portion 1, can add coal pieces. Good drainage is required, for example, the lower layer of bricks, the top layer of sand (pH 6).
Watering Abundant, in the summer every 3-6 days, the land should be constantly wet; in winter, watered occasionally, not permitting the drying of the earthy coma.
Fertilizer During growth, fertilizer is applied weekly, in winter – approximately once a month.
Reproduction Upper cuttings at a soil temperature of 68 ° F. Cuttings (6-8 cm long) are rooted in a mixture of peat and sand. Bottom pair of leaves removed and the sections were treated kornevinom. For rooting, cover the stalk with a film.You can propagate seeds that are planted in separate pots to a depth of 1.5 cm, germinate at a temperature of not less than 69,8 ° F. Seeds quickly lose their germination, so it is better to sow them immediately after receipt. Otherwise, they can be stored in a plastic bag for a month in the refrigerator. (Korinokrapusa seeds are poisonous!) Seedlings germinate and grow quickly. After 2 months they can reach a height of about 40 cm. When transplanting seedlings, you need to be careful not to break their long root.
Bloom Young plants corynocarpus practically do not bloom. Adults bloom in small greenish flowers in the spring. Of the flowers formed orange fruits that are poisonous
Transfer Until the age of three, they are transplanted annually in spring into a pot 2-3 cm larger than the previous one. The old plants are transplanted every 2-3 years.
Features of care Corynocarpus quite well branched even without topping. The plant prefers well provetridaemye premises. The stagnant air conditions corynocarpus often sick.
Difficulties Amazed scale insects, spider mites, aphids, scale insects, whiteflies. The leaves become shallow with a lack of light or nutrients. Leaves and buds fall off with a lack or excess of moisture or from dry air, the plant can also discard leaves from a sharp temperature drop. Corynocarpus often affected with various diseases, particularly spider mites, with heat content in the dry air. Sometimes on branches with a lot of berries the leaves begin to turn yellow and fall off, this is normal, in the future such branches can be cut.
Air cleaning
Toxicity Corynocarpus fruits are poisonous because they contain glycoside korokina. Other parts of the plant are also poisonous.


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