Glottiphyllum

Glottiphyllum

Life form Succulent
Family Aizoaceae
Origin South Africa
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow
The size Dwarf plants, a few centimeters.
Growth rate Low
Lifespan Many years
Temperature In the summer: room, in winter it is desirable not higher than 59 ° F, minimum 46,4 ° F.
Humidity Low
Lighting The bright sun, a small pritenenie.
The soil Suitable shop soil for succulents with a small addition of sand. For a mixture of own preparation one should take: 1 part of the turf ground, 2 parts of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leaf earth).
Watering The top layer of soil between waterings in the summer should dry up. Watered approximately every 10-15 days, in November and February 1 time a month, in December and January almost no watering (except those species that bloom in the winter).
Fertilizer In summer, feed a weak solution of fertilizer for cacti every 2-4 weeks.
Reproduction Seed multiplication is possible (which are formed only by cross-pollination). Germinate fairly easily. It is desirable to be planted in a soil mix container with good drainage.From above it is better to pour a layer of sand, into it to a depth of 2 mm it is necessary to plant seeds. In the future, water them regularly and carefully so that the seeds do not surface. In case of stagnant moisture, the seeds can rot. When the seedlings reach 3-5 mm in height, they can be seated. At the end of summer, they reproduce by cuttings.
Bloom Flowering yellow flowers of up to 4-8 cm. Blossom mainly in summer, but some species (G.suave) in late fall or winter.
Transfer In spring, every 2-3 years.
Features of care A period of winter rest is needed. The surface of the earth between plants is best sprinkled with fine gravel. In summer it is preferable to keep in the air in a place protected from rain.
Difficulties Affected by spider mites, mealybugs, thrips and fungus gnats. Root rot is possible with excessive watering.
Air cleaning
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