Eryobotria

Eryobotria

Life form Herbaceous plant
Family Rosaceae
Origin China, Japan
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow plant
The size Up to 3 m in an apartment
Growth rate High enough
Lifespan A perennial plant, but with age it stretches and loses attraction.
Temperature In the summer: preferably 64,4-77 ° F, in winter + 50-53,6 ° F.
Humidity The the plant is tolerant to humidity.
Lighting He prefers bright light and a little direct sun. Preferably the south or south-west window with a slight shade. In the shade, the plant does not bloom.
The soil Any fertile permeable soil is suitable (pH 4.5-8). For example, 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, the soil must be moist all the time. In winter, when the plant is at rest, water it when the soil dries.
Fertilizer From May to September 1 every 2-3 weeks with a thin diluted fertilizer. It is useful to use organic fertilizers.
Reproduction You can propagate 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: each in a separate pot. Seedlings will appear after about 10 days. They grow quite fast.In August-September, propagate cuttings 15 cm long with two or three kidneys. They are rooted in the sand for about a month at a temperature of +68 ° F, then transplanted into a 7-cm pot, and then into a pot 9 cm in diameter.
Bloom Blossoms in November – January with fragrant white or creamy small flowers collected in a panicle. In their place in June – August a yellow juicy, pleasant fruit tastes.However, in the conditions of the apartment, flowering and fruiting almost never occur.
Transfer Young plants are transplanted annually into a pot 2 sizes larger than the previous one. Plants older than 3-4 years should be transplanted every 2 years. In the future, in adult plants, you can only change the top layer of the soil.
Features of care In summer, it is better to take the plant out into fresh air. If the plant has blossomed, it is necessary to pollinate its flowers artificially for the appearance of fruits.
Difficulties It is affected by aphids, scab. With excessive watering, rotting of the roots is possible. With a high nitrogen content in the soil and intensive irrigation at low temperatures, a bacterial burn is possible (if the plant was taken to the street). In this case, the leaves twist and wilt. A weak increase is due to a lack of light.
Air cleaning
Toxicity The seeds and young leaves of the plant are poisonous. Eating, especially in large quantities, can cause serious consequences for the heart, liver, kidneys or brain.


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