Eupatorium

Eupatorium

Life form Bush
Family Asteraceae (Compositeae)
Origin Tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Europe and America.
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size Up to 2.5 m height.
Growth rate High
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature During the flowering period in the summer, it is better to keep the temperature at 64,4-71,6 ° F. In winter, the temperature should be at least 60,8 ° F.
Humidity The average room humidity is suitable. Leaves can be sprayed in the winter 1-2 times a week. If vapor is found on the leaves, it does not need to be sprayed.
Lighting Bright light. Suitable in south window.
The soil The soil must be breathable and a neutral and slightly alkaline substrate is suitable. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the leaf land, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite and 2 parts of light sod or compost soil. Always use a pot with an opening and drainage.
Watering Soil must be constantly moist, but at the same time, one should beware of overflow. Vapor can withstand some excess moisture, but only for a short time.
Fertilizer During the growing season every 10-15 days with liquid fertilizer. Every 3 weeks it is useful to use organic fertilizer. Fertile soil is required.
Reproduction Most often spread by means of cuttings, which take root within 2-3 weeks. There is multiplication by seeds, which should be sown in early spring. Seeds should be planted in a mixture of moss and peat. Pots with seeds should be placed in a warm place (on a battery or on a refrigerator) and regularly sprayed. Will germinate in about 3-6 weeks.
Bloom Blossom in summer and autumn, flowers of pink and purple.
Transfer In the spring, in April.
Features of care During the transplant, cut the shoots to half their length and trim the weak shoots. In summer it is good to take outside.
Difficulties The plant is generally very resistant to pests. Affected by aphids and whitefly, is suffering from mildew. May suffer from fungal infections.
Air cleaning
Toxicity The plant is poisonous. Moderate ingestion of these plants can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms that are not life threatening.


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