Cymbalaria

Cymbalaria

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Scrophulariaceae
Origin Southern Europe, Spain
Ease of cultivation Very unpretentious plant.
The size In length up to 60 cm, in height not more than 2-4 cm.
Growth rate High enough
Lifespan Perennial.
Temperature In summer the plant prefers room temperature. At the same time, Cymbalaria is cold-resistant and can even spend the winter in the street.
Humidity The plant is tolerant to the level of humidity.
Lighting The half-shadow and shadow, scattered light in the morning.
The soil For cymbalaria suitable soil mixture based on compost, turf, sand or perlite, requires a loose fertile mixture. You can use the store-ready substrate for plants (pH 6.1-7.8).Always use a pot with an opening and drainage.
Watering Watering should be moderate, the soil should be slightly moistened at all times. However, it is also not possible for the water to stagnate in the pan; The excess moisture leads to decay of the roots.
Fertilizer Cymbaria is fed with a fertilizer solution about once every 2 weeks from April to September.
Reproduction Easily spread by seeds from June to September, which often fall from the plant, sprout independently. Sowing can be carried out in the spring at a temperature of 68-71,6 ° F, seeds are not sprinkled with soil. Seeds need light for germination, sprout in 2-3 weeks. After the appearance of the second leaf, the seedlings are dived into pots with a diameter of 8 cm. After transplantation, the optimum temperature is 57,2-59 ° F.Propagates by dividing during transplantation.
Bloom It blooms in spring and summer, the flowers are pinkish, purple and white colors.
Transfer You can transplant in spring 1 time in 2-3 years.
Features of care The plant can be grown as a ground cover in pots with higher shrubs. Can grow in the open ground.
Difficulties Leaves in the sun get a blue tint. It is most commonly affected by spider mites.
Air cleaning
Toxicity Pollen of the plant sometimes causes allergic reactions.


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