Gloriosa

Gloriosa

Life form Herbaceous
Family Lileaceae
Origin Tropical Africa, India
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties
The size It reaches 1.2 m and more
Growth rate Medium, leaves grow during the season.
Lifespan Perennial plant, in winter – dormancy period.
Temperature In the summer – 64,4-68 ° F, in winter it is desirable to contain at a temperature of 50-59 ° F.
Humidity Requires a humidity of at least 50%. It is desirable to spray at least once a week.
Lighting Bright diffused light, suitable western and eastern window.
The soil Fertile, loose soil is suitable. You can take   :   1 part of the garden land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leaf land)   . Good drainage and a pot with a hole is required.
Watering Until the appearance of shoots watered rarely, no more than 1 time in 8 days, during growth and flowering, keep the soil evenly moist, watered once in 4 days. In autumn, watering is cut and not watered during the rest period.
Fertilizer Fed every 2-3 weeks during the period of growth and flowering fertilizer with high potassium and soderzhniem fosora. Stop fertilizing after flowering and the transition to a period of rest.
Reproduction If the plant has several tubers formed, they can be separated if the weight of the nodule is more than 10 g. Each tuber is desirable to be planted in a separate 15-cm pot at a depth of about 2.5 cm. The tubers are rather brittle, be careful not to break their. On one end of the nodule is a kidney. It can be propagated in spring by seeds that germinate at a temperature of 77 ° F. They should be planted in a mixture of peat and sand at a depth of 2.5 cm. Put on resseyanny light. Cover with a film and water regularly. Seeds will germinate in about 4 months. When the third pair of leaves appears, the plants can be planted in pots with a diameter of about 7.5 cm. For seedlings, a support should be used to guide their growth.
Bloom Blooms from July to October, flowers 5-10 cm, like a lily, red.
Transfer Each spring, remove the tubers, separate the old dried, young tubers are laid horizontally, so that the buds are buried 3-5 cm. One tuber should account for at least 5 liters of soil.
Features of care The plant has a period of rest from the beginning of September, the leaves turn yellow and die. At this time, watering should be reduced, the old tubers dry up at the same time, but new ones are formed. Tubers are stored in sand in a cool dark place (50-59 ° F). The plant needs a support, for which it clings with the antennae. As flowers wilt, they should be removed in a timely manner.
Difficulties Perhaps the appearance of spider mites, aphids. Perhaps rotting bulbs when excessive watering as a result of the appearance of fungi or bacteria (in this case, the tubers should be thrown away).
Air cleaning
Toxicity Tubers plants are poisonous.


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