|Ease of cultivation
|Easy with small difficulties.
|Usually from 15 to 30 cm in height.
|High, a plant sown in the spring, will blossom in the same year.
|Some years. After 3-5 years old tubers lose energy growth.
|In summer: 59-75,2 ° F, in winter not below 60,8 ° F, keep in a dry place. With the onset of spring, to start the growth, raise the temperature to 69,8 ° F.
|Not less than 50%. According to some information, the plant can be sprayed, but only in the early morning and very finely dispersed sprayer, avoiding moisture on the flowers and shaking the water. However, it is better to put the pot in a tray with wet pebbles and do not spray the plant at all.
|The scattered light. Suitable for the east and west windows, the south should be shaded. With a lack of light, it blooms weakly.
|Suitable lightweight breathable primer. For own soil, you can take 3 parts of leaf land, 2 parts of coarse sand or perlite, 3 parts of peat. It is mandatory to use drainage.
|During flowering regular watering, the soil should not dry up, every 3 days, the plant must be lowered into the tray with tpeloy water for 10 minutes or watering so that water falling on the leaves and flowers. Use only soft water. With the onset of autumn watering cut, in winter in the rest period, do not water at all.
|From spring to autumn, every two weeks, liquid fertilizer.
|Leaf cuttings in summer at a temperature of 69,8 ° F. The sheet is either germinated in water, or cuts with a knife along the central vein and place the leaf “face” down on the surface of the ground, pegging with wire. Cover with a glass or a film and wait until new plants appear, regularly watering. In spring, from the germinating old tubers, it is possible to take apical cuttings 5-7 cm long. You can multiply by dividing the old tuber so that each part has a sprout (growth point), the slices should be sprinkled with coal.Also propagated by seeds, which are planted in the spring at a temperature of 69,8 ° F.
|Blossom from April to August, large tubular flowers of different colors.
|Every year, from February to March transplanted old tubers as soon as they touched in growth. The top of the tubers should be on par with the soil. Young plants from seeds and cuttings grow 2-3 times during the year.
|Features of care
|In the summer it is desirable to take out on the street or a balcony, like airing. The plant has a period of rest, when shoots die. The tubers are stored in sand in a dark cool place.
|Affected by thrips, whitefly and aphids. Falling buds can be caused by temperature changes or too dry air. Leaves turn pale when needed dressing; leaves twist from too bright light; Stems and buds rot when too cold and wet; on the flowers spots arise from the ingress of water.