Gynura

Gynura

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Asteraceae (Compositeae)
Origin Tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, Indonesia
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size Up to 46 cm tall.
Growth rate High enough.
Lifespan Usually they grow 2-3 years, after which the plant is renewed, because it loses decorativeness.
Temperature In the summer: it is better to maintain the temperature to 69,8 ° F, in winter – 59-64,4 ° F.
Humidity The average room humidity is suitable. The plant prefers high humidity and placement on wet pebbles, but it can also grow in normal room conditions. Occasionally you can spray if the plant is not standing in the light. Water should be shaken off immediately.
Lighting Bright scattered light in summer and winter causes intensive coloring of leaves.
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, take: 1 part of the turf ground, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite and 2 parts of peat or humus (leaf earth). Always use a pot with an opening and drainage.
Watering Soil should be constantly wet in summer, water at least 2-3 times a week. However, one should beware of overflow. To water with warm water. In winter, the soil should dry a little, it is enough to water once a week.
Fertilizer In summer, once a month, liquid fertilizer. In winter, do not fertilize
Reproduction The apical cuttings are easily rooted in late spring and early summer. They can be placed either in water or in a mixture of peat and perlite.
Bloom In spring and summer, however, flowers should be removed, because this weakens the plant.
Transfer In the spring every year. The plant should be transplanted into a larger pot.
Features of care The plant must be cut in spring. It is best to grow the plant for 2 years, because Only young plants have beautiful foliage. Suitable for hanging baskets.
Difficulties It can be affected spider mites, aphids and mealybugs. The leaves lose their violet color when there is a lack of light. Black spots on the leaves can appear when large drops fall after spraying, if the plant is placed in the sun. When buds and flowers appear, the leaves can fade, the flowers must be cut. When the plant is weakened and the shoots hang, it is most likely that it should be replaced with a new one.
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