Duchesnea

Duchesnea

Life form Herbaceous plant
Family Rosaceae
Origin South and East Asia
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow plant
The size 5-10 cm above the soil surface, but the length of the stems is up to 60-90 cm.
Growth rate Grow in one season from seeds to 35-40 cm.
Lifespan A perennial plant, however it is desirable to renew it annually from daughter outlets.
Temperature In the summer: preferably 64,4-77 ° F, in winter + 50-53,6 ° F.
Humidity The plant should be periodically sprayed with soft water at room temperature, especially in winter at temperatures above 60,8 ° F.
Lighting Prefers scattered light or partial shade
The soil Any water-permeable soil is suitable. 2 parts of turf, 1 part of leaf land, 1 humus, 1 peat, 1 coarse sand or perlite. You can use a substrate based on peat. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering Frequent, during the flowering period in summer, watered every other day. In winter, when the plant is at rest, water it when the soil dries.
Fertilizer From May to September 1 time in 2 weeks strongly diluted with liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction You can spread the seeds in the early spring at a temperature of 60,8-71,6 ° F, sowing them in mini-greenhouses in a mixture of peat and sand. After sowing the seeds, you should lightly press them into the soil. Take a glass cover and place away from light. When the seeds germinate, the mini-greenhouse can be transferred to light. A month after the emergence of shoots (when there are at least 2 leaves), plants can be dived and transplanted. The plant reproduces with whiskers or by dividing the rhizome, and also quite easily – by parts of the plant.
Bloom Blooms in summer with yellow flowers up to 1.5 cm in diameter, reminiscent of the flowers of strawberries. Then red tasteless berries are formed.
Transfer As the seedlings develop, transplant 2 times. In the future, transplant the plant every year in the spring.
Features of care It is necessary to remove dried leaves in a timely manner. In summer, it is better to take the plant out into fresh air.
Difficulties It can be affected by aphids and scabs. With excessive watering, rotting of the roots is possible. The plant is poorly blooming, the growth of the weak is due to lack of light or insufficient feeding.
Air cleaning
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