Grevillea

Grevillea

Life form Tree, Shrub
Family Proteaceae
Origin Australia, New Guinea
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size At home up to 2 m in height.
Growth rate High: up to 30 cm per year.
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In summer: the upper limit is 75,2 ° F, in the winter the lower 46,4-50 ° F. However it can tolerate short-term frosts.
Humidity Daily spraying with soft water is required.
Lighting Scattered light, the east window approaches. Can also grow in mild shade.
The soil Suitable soil for heather. For soil preparation: 1   part of the leaf land, 2 parts of coniferous land, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of peat. Requires a pot with a hole.
Watering In spring and summer, the soil should not dry out, in winter between watering it should dry up to 2.5 cm, water once a day in 8 days. Water for irrigation should be soft.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, regularly fed once every 2 weeks with a complex soluble fertilizer.
Reproduction Spread by cuttings in summer under diffuse illumination. Seed propagation is possible, which must be fresh, because quickly lose their germination. Seeds are sown in a mixture of leaf land and sand with the addition of sod and humus earth to a depth of 1 cm and germinate at a temperature of 71,6-77 ° F. Germinate after about 2 weeks. When seedlings form the second leaf, a pick is performed. Then they are seated in separate pots.
Bloom Flowers orange, collected in a brush, in the room conditions does not bloom.
Transfer In spring, once a year in March, when the roots appear from the drainage hole. The pot is taken 1.5 times more than the previous one.
Features of care The shoots in spring can be cut to half the length to form the crown. In the summer you can take out on the street.Does not tolerate hard water.
Difficulties It is affected by spider mites, mealybugs, as well as aphids.
Air cleaning
Toxicity Skin contact can cause redness, itching and rash.


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