Cyanotis

Cyanotis

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Commelinaceae
Origin East Africa
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow, recommended for beginners.
The size Shoots spread along the soil surface, the plant reaches 10 cm in height.
Growth rate Abundant branching and proliferation in width: lengthened by about 10 cm per year.
Lifespan Perennial plants.
Temperature In the summer: 64,4-75,2 ° F, in winter it is better to keep the temperature at least 53,6-59 ° F, it is necessary to prevent the effect of cold air on the plant.
Humidity The plant is relatively easy to carry dry air apartments. However, the conditions of high humidity with the content of pots in a pallet with wet claydite will ensure its optimal growth. Spray the plant is not due to its pubescence.
Lighting Prefers bright scattered light and at least 3 hours per day of direct sun. In case of insufficient illumination, the stems can be stretched, and if the light is too bright, the leaves become purple. East and west windows are suitable.
The soil The plant prefers loose soil, which is not very rich in organic matter. For example, to prepare the soil of their own to take: 1 part compost soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of sod land. Good drainage is required.
Watering In spring and summer, water 2 times in the non -level with standing water, the soil should not dry out, but water stagnation should not be tolerated. In winter, water less often.The soil between watering should be only slightly moist. Avoid getting water on the leaves, because From it there are white spots.
Fertilizer In spring and summer, once a month, liquid fertilizer. With more frequent fertilizing, the plant grows rapidly, but shoots are formed weak.
Reproduction Cyanotis very easily multiplies by apical cuttings about 8 cm long. The stalk is planted in a mixture of peat and moss either in sand or directly into the soil. Easily rooted in water. In the pot, it is desirable to plant several cuttings at once. Can be propagated by planting overgrown plants.
Bloom Blooms in the summer with small purple flowers with corollas of three petals.
Transfer The plants grow quite slowly, so a pot for cyanotis is required a little, and the plant is transplanted, when a “bald patch” is formed in the center. When transplanting, you should be careful, because shoots are fragile and break easily. Broken cuttings are planted in the center, in a vacant place.
Features of care Cyanotis can be grown in a terrarium or in a “bottle garden”.
Difficulties It is affected by a mealybug. The tips of the leaves dry, when it’s too dry. The lower parts of the shoots bare with the age of the plant, this is a normal process. The leaves can turn yellow, become transparent and rot while the plant is over-watered. The stems are drawn, and the leaves become smaller with a lack of light, especially in the heat content of the winter. Brown spots from dried tissue are the result of a sunburn. Especially often they occur when water gets on the leaves, which is desirable to avoid or remove water droplets with a cotton swab.
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