Curculigo

Curculigo

Life form Herbaceous
Family Gipoksievye – Hypoxidaceae
Origin Tropical Asia, Australia
Ease of cultivation One of the easiest for growing plants
The size A fairly large plant up to 1.5 m in height and in diameter
Growth rate Quite fast
Lifespan More than 10 years, one of the most resistant plants
Temperature In the summer: 69,8 ° F, in the winter – not less than 64,4 ° F.
Humidity Moderate. Carry dry atmosphere, but respond well to spraying once a week.
Lighting Light moderate indirect, kurkuligo prefers bright places, but the plant shade-tolerant; It is necessary to protect it from bright sunlight.
The soil Suitable shop soil for bulbous plants, well retaining moisture. The soil must be breathable, sand or perlite with peat should be added if it is too dense. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the garden land, 1 part coarse-grained sand or perlite and 1 part peat or humus (leaf land). The soil will be suitable on the basis of turf ground. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering The soil must be constantly moist. In summer, watering every 5-7 days, in winter every 10-15 days.
Fertilizer In summer it is enough once a 2 weeks with liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction In April, the division of rhizomes. Each young plant must have at least two leaves. They also multiply by the branches that are separated in spring during transplantation, cutting them off with a sharp knife and planting them in small pots to the same depth as the mother plant. With a shallow planting in the future, more offspring are formed. The plant may be propagated by seed, which are sown in soil in bowls mixture of 2 parts of peat and 2 parts of leaf, 1 part turf land and 1 part sand. Germinate at a temperature of at least 68 ° F. After germination the seedlings are placed in conditions of bright scattered light, they are dived. Further grow, moderately watering, as far as braiding the roots of an earthy coma, they pass.
Bloom Blooms from May to September, flowers are ordinary and small, yellowish-gray color, collected in the head of the inflorescence.
Transfer Young plants are transplanted once in 1-2 years in the spring, and adults – every 2-3 years. Use  wide pots.
Features of care It is necessary to cut off old leaves and regularly wipe young ones. It is advisable to avoid that the leaves touch the surrounding objects, as leaves easily break. It is required quite frequent wiping and sprinkling of leaves, however it is necessary to be careful because of fragility of leaves.
Difficulties Sometimes it is affected by a scab, a mealybug and a spider mite. Brown spots on the leaves appear sunburn. With excessive watering, the plant can rot.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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