Fatsia

Fatsia

Life form Herbaceous
Family Araliaceae
Origin Japan
Ease of cultivation Easy
The size Up to 1.8 m in height in room conditions
Growth rate High in normal lighting conditions
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: 68 ° F, in winter a rest period at a temperature of 50-53,6 ° F is necessary.
Humidity It tolerates dry air, but it is good to daily (or at least 2 times a week) spray with soft water. And then wipe leaves with a soft cloth.
Lighting The light is moderate indirect, can adapt to shaded places and penumbraes, and also grow under artificial illumination. However, powerful leafy shrubs are formed only under sufficient illumination. In bright light necessarily shading.
The soil The soil must be breathable, sand or perlite with peat should be added if it is too dense. For a mixture of own preparation, you should take: 2 parts of leaf land, 1 part peat, sand, light turf and garden land. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering The soil must be constantly wet, watered at least 2 times a week; every 3 days the plant should receive at least 3 liters of water. In winter, watering is limited, watered not more often than 1 time a week.
Fertilizer During the growing season, every 14-15 days, liquid fertilizer, alternating organic and mineral.
Reproduction It is possible to propagate by apical cuttings 10-12 cm long, which have several buds, to root in moist sand at a temperature of 68-79 ° F. 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 summer with plain white flowers, collected in panicles.
Transfer Every year in the spring, if the roots appeared from the drainage hole. The pot should not be too big.
Features of care Moist-loving shade-tolerant plant. In winter it is desirable to provide a rest period in a cool place. Extruded plants need pruning.
Difficulties Leaves fade and wilt, long stems develop with large distances between leaves at too high temperature, and dry in too dry air. Sluggish leaves can also be with excess water in the soil. On the leaves appear light spots due to insufficient watering or as a result of sunburn. Slow growth, pale green or brown color of the leaves is observed when there is a shortage of nitrogen in the soil. If the young leaves at the top are black, the plant collapses, it will most likely froze to death. It is affected by spider mite, aphids, whitefly, mealybugs, thrips.
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