Drimiopsis

Drimiopsis

Life form Herbaceous
Family Lileaceae
Origin Tropical and South Africa
Ease of cultivation Easy enough for growing plants.
The size Not a very large plant, from 30 to 50 cm.
Growth rate Slowly, 2-3 leaves per year.
Lifespan More than 10 years
Temperature In the summer: 69,8 ° F, in winter, optimally 55,4-59 ° F.
Humidity Moderate. Carry dry atmosphere, but respond well to spraying once a week.
Lighting Bright scattered light, the intensity of the light depends on the brightness of the leaf spots, the southern window is suitable, but the plant should be shaded from too bright sun rays.
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 should dry a little between waterings. In summer, watering every 5-7 days, in winter every 10-15 days.
Fertilizer Does not require a lot of additional fertilizing. In summer it is enough once a 2-4 weeks for liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction The plant easily reproduces leaves that can be pulled from the base of the bulb together with the white base of the petiole. Root leaf can be in water or a mixture of peat with perlite. The sheet can be cut into pieces 5-6 cm long, each of which can be planted in a mixture of leafy, turfy ground and sand. Drimiopsis spotted can be propagated by seed or by dividing the bulbs.
Bloom Blossoms in April – July (Drimiopsis Kirk) or in August-September (Drimiopsis spotted), flowers are small inconspicuous white, clustered in spike-like inflorescences.
Features of care It is necessary to cut off old leaves and regularly wipe young ones. During the period of rest in the winter, Drimiopsis loses its leaves.
Difficulties May lose spotting due to insufficient lighting. It can be affected by scale insects, mealybugs and spider mites. Brown spots on the leaves occur with sunburn. Excess watering can cause the rotting of the bulbs.
Air cleaning
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