Drosera

Drosera

Life form Herbaceous
Family Droseraceae
Origin Moderate zones, Australia, New Zealand, southern Africa, Capsian sundew grows in the Cape of South Africa.
Ease of cultivation A plant that is difficult to grow
The size Not a very large plant from 1 to 8 cm.
Growth rate A young plant becomes an adult for 1 vegetation season.
Lifespan In the house from one to three years.
Temperature The most comfortable temperature for the plant is 55,4-68 ° F, in winter it is desirable to provide a cool content, but at a temperature of not below + 44,6-50 ° F, the minimum temperature that the plant can withstand is + 35,6-41 ° F.
Humidity Not less than 60-90%. Rosyanka can not be sprayed, it is better to place it in a tray with wet claydite. You can not grow sundew in the terrarium, tk. sunlight, passing through the glass, can damage its leaves.
Lighting A bright diffused light, Cappuccino prefers bright light conditions, in this case its leaves will become redder. You can not put the plant next to the glass. To sundew not overheat in the sun, it is better to place the pot with the substrate in an outer container of larger volume with perlite.
The soil Very light, poor acid soil is needed. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 3 parts of peat or sphagnum, 2 parts of sand and 1 part of perlite. However, ordinary sand can contain different mineral elements, so it is better to use quartz. If it is not, it is better to use only perlite. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering In the summer (from May to September), water is very abundant, dropping the pot into a permanent (preferably rain or distilled water) approximately every 3 days, in winter the substrate should be slightly moist, watered once a week or less. Leaves thus it is impossible to wet. Do not use tap water. Do not dry the soil and excess moisture. Water should not contain any minerals.
Fertilizer Adult plants eat insects and do not need feeding. For the summer, it is better to take the plant out into the street, where they themselves will catch their food.
Reproduction Most often spread by seeds. Seeds of sundew are very small and look like black powder. Plant their mixture of peat with sand. Some types of the plant are also multiplied by the branch of daughter outlets.For reproduction, you can use a flower shoot with an unformed flower, cutting it as close to the rhizome as possible.You can propagate sundew with leaf cuttings. Sometimes in the soil the broken leaves themselves take root. Leaves or their segments measuring 2.5 cm in size can be laid on the surface of wet peat or sand (not allowing them to dry out), covering the tray with polyethylene, or sprouting in a test tube with water. The leaves can be germinated by placing them floating glands up on the surface of clear water with a layer of 1 cm. Lighting is required for germination. When the leaves appear sprouts (this can happen in 1.5-5 months), they are planted in a pot. The plant is also spread by dividing the roots, cutting them into pieces 2-3 cm long.
Bloom Small white, pink or lilac five-petalled flowers up to 1 cm in diameter at the tip of the shoot in racemose or paniculate inflorescence, blooms from the end of spring to the end of summer.
Transfer Transplanted every 2 years in spring in a flat dish 6-8 cm deep. You can plant several plants in one pot. The root system of the plant is shallow, so you can generally do without a transplant.
Features of care The plant is insectivorous. On the surface of the leaves, the glandular hairs release a liquid that is similar to nectar. To her, insects stick. The surrounding hairs envelop him, pushing him deep into the leaf. Then the digestive juice destroys the insect proteins. The pant can be fed with small insects. However, if there are no sticky drops on the leaves, this should not be done.In winter the plant can be at rest, in some species leaves may die. However, the Caffeine sundew practically has no period of rest and evenly grows throughout the year.
Difficulties Rarely affected by pests. Perhaps the appearance of aphids and botrytis. The plant can rot when kept cold and over-watered.
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