Didymochlaena

Didymochlaena

Life form Fern
Family Pteridaceae
Origin Tropics of Asia and Africa.
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow plant.
The size In width to 30-80 cm, and at a height of not more than 60 cm – 1.5 m.
Growth rate Not very tall.
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: 68-77, in the winter 64,4-68 ° F, the minimum 53,6-59 ° F.
Humidity 60-80%. It is desirable to spray at least 2 times a day. Pot should be placed in a pallet with expanded clay or wet peat.
Lighting Scattered light, suitable for partial shade and shadow.
The soil Suitable shop soil for ferns, must be loose and breathable. For a mixture of homemade vzyt equal parts peat, turf, leaf soil and humus. It is better to add sphagnum and charcoal. Good drainage is required.
Watering The soil in the pot must be moist all the time, but the overflow is not permissible (watered with soft water about 2-3 times a week, 1 glass of water each watering). In winter, watering is reduced to 1-2 times a week.
Fertilizer During growth, every 2 weeks, feed twice diluted with fertilizer.
Reproduction Propagation by dividing the bush or rhizome. Propagates by spores in March at a temperature of 55,4 ° F. Sometimes spilling spores grow on their own.
Bloom Ferns do not bloom.
Transfer Young each year, old – as the volume of the pot is filled.
Features of care Regularly cut damaged and brown leaves. The dried plant is cut off under the root and watered. Soon, new leaves may appear.
Difficulties Rarely affected by pests, occasionally wound up a scab. The leaves pale and some twist the tips from the excess of sunlight. The leaves become dry, “paper” and brown from excessive dryness. With a sharp drop in temperature, leaves may fall.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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