Fascicularia

Fascicularia

Life form Herbaceous
Family Bromeliaceae
Origin Chile
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow plant
The size A socket with a diameter of up to 40 cm, a total height of about 40 cm, in nature up to 90 cm.
Growth rate Average
Lifespan 4-5 years before reaching maximum size. After flowering the rosette dies off.
Temperature About 73,4 ° F in summer, in winter – up to + 60,8 ° F, but can withstand short-term temperature drops to 89,6 ° F and even minus temperature.
Humidity It does not play so much importance, however it is desirable to spray soft water once a week.
Lighting A bright, non-directional light to stimulate the bright color of the leaves and flowering, the eastern and western window is suitable. The penumbra is transferred. Directional light should be avoided.
The soil Light soil from a mixture of foliage, sand and peat. It is possible to use one part of peat-sphagnum and coarse-grained sand, pieces of bark. Drainage is mandatory. In too fertile soil, the plant will develop the leaves, but may not bloom.
Watering Water with soft water at least once every 8-12 days, soaking the soil well. Between watering the soil should dry slightly; Stagnant moisture is dangerous and can lead to decay of the root system. In winter, watering is more moderate, the land must dry between waterings.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, once every 15 days, use soluble fertilizers in a half dose.
Reproduction Children from the mother plant, when they reach half of its height or by dividing the bush. To separate the baby, use a sharp knife, sprinkle the cut with charcoal. Babe after drying (for 2 days) to put in the main substrate, wherein germinate, rugulyarno sprinkling.
Bloom Small blue flowers about 3.5 cm in diameter form inflorescences surrounded by red leaves in the center of the rosette. Blossoms usually at the end of summer.
Transfer Transplanted occasionally in the spring, if the bush becomes voluminous and the roots begin to show up from the pot. It is difficult to replant. a plant prickly.
Features of care Young plants bloom faster. After flowering, the mother sockets die, but new daughter outlets are starting to form.
Difficulties Possible scabies, mealybug, aphids.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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