Fatshedera

Fatshedera

Life form Herbaceous, liana
Family Araliaceae
Origin Lisa displayed brothers in 1912 in Nantes as a hybrid Fatsa Fatsia and ivy Hedera
Ease of cultivation Easy
The size Can grow to 250 cm
Growth rate Up to 30 cm per year
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In summer: preferably not above 64,4 ° F, in winter the minimum temperature is 44,6 ° F.
Humidity It is desirable daily (or at least once a week) spraying with soft water, it is good to place the pot in a tray with wet claydite when heating is turned on.
Lighting The light is moderate indirect, the northern window approaches, it can adapt to shaded places and partial shade, and also grow under artificial illumination. However, the plant blooms only in sufficient light (bright scattered light).
The soil The soil must be breathable, sand or perlite with peat should be added if it is too dense. For a mixture of self-cooking should take: 2 parts ground sheet, 1 part peat, sand, light garden soil and sod. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering The soil should be constantly wet, watered at least 2-3 times a week in the summer. However, the plant should not stand in water, with excessive watering fall leaves. In winter, watering is limited, watered every 7-10 days.
Fertilizer During the growing season, every 14-15 days, liquid fertilizer, alternating organic and mineral.
Reproduction It is possible to propagate by apical cuttings 15 cm long, which have several buds, to root in moist sand at a temperature of 68-77 ° F. A greenhouse is not required.Reproduction by seeds should be carried out at a temperature of 80,6 ° F. Seeds are planted in a mini-greenhouse (a container with a soil mixture, covered with glass or film), spreading over the surface of the substrate and only slightly topping the soil. Place the container in a dark place. When seedlings grow up, put the container in the conditions of scattered light, the glass is removed. As the growth grows seedlings for individual pots.
Bloom Blooms at the end of the summer with unattractive greenish flowers collected in umbrellas.
Transfer Every year in spring in a larger pot. As soon as the size of the pot is the maximum desired value, it is sufficient to change the top layer of the soil.
Features of care Extruded plants need pruning, you can leave a height of 30 cm. The plant requires a support. In summer it is preferable to keep the plant on the balcony or in the garden.
Difficulties In older plants, the fall of the lower leaves is a natural process, the plants need to be cut off. The leaves turn yellow due to over-moistening. Stretched-out twigs and small leaves are evidence of the lack of light. It is affected by spider mites, aphids, mealybugs. At low temperature, intensive watering and poor lighting plant may be infected with botrytis.
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