Dizygotheca

Dizygotheca

Life form Herbaceous
Family Araliaceae
Origin New Caledonia, Polynesia
Ease of cultivation Easy with little difficulty plant.
The size Up to 1.5 m in height, up to 90 cm in width.
Growth rate High
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: 64,4-68 ° F, in winter the lower limit is 60,8 ° F.
Humidity High, preferably daily (or at least 2 times a week) sprinkling with soft water, it is good to place the pot in a tray with wet claydite.
Lighting Bright diffused light, with too bright lighting necessarily make shade.
The soil The soil must be breathable, sand or perlite with peat should be added if it is too dense. For a mixture of own preparation, you should take: 1 part of the leaf land, 1 part peat, sand, light turf and humus. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering The soil should be constantly moist, but the water should not stagnate, watered with soft water every 3-4 days. In winter, watering is limited to 1 time in 8-12 days.
Fertilizer During vegetation every 2-3 weeks with liquid fertilizer, alternating organic and mineral.
Reproduction It is possible to propagate with apical cuttings 8-10 cm in length with two pairs of adult leaves (in the spring or summer after the trimming of the cuttings), treat with hormones, root in moist sand at a temperature of 68-77 ° F. Pot with cuttings should be covered with a film for 21 days, regularly airing and watering the substrate.Reproduction by seeds should be carried out at a temperature of 80,6 ° F. Seeds are planted in a mini-greenhouse (a container with a soil mixture, covered with glass or film), spreading over the surface of the substrate and only slightly topping the soil. Place the container in a dark place. When seedlings grow up, put the container in the conditions of scattered light, the glass is removed. As the growth grows seedlings for individual pots.
Bloom Top umbrellas, in the room conditions blooms very rarely.
Transfer Once in 2-3 years in the spring, if the roots appeared from the drainage hole. The pot must be 1.5 times larger than the old one.
Features of care The plant is afraid of drafts and temperature changes. In the spring, it is possible to cut off external shoots.
Difficulties The leaves fall off at too high a temperature, and dry and fall off in too dry air. The leaves are dry and brittle, when it is very hot and dry. Leaves wilt when the soil is too wet.The leaves may fall from the cold. The leaves darken and droop at too low a temperature, but lighten and droop with an excess of light. Yellow edges and tips of the leaves can be a result of exposure to dry air, and a consequence of sunburn. On leaves, a white coating may appear during spraying with hard water. Slow growth and small young leaves are observed when feeding is necessary. Affected by spider mites, aphids, whitefly, mealybugs and thrips.
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