Hebe

Hebe

Life form Bush
Family Plantaginaceae
Origin New Zealand
Ease of cultivation Easy enough for growing a plant with small difficulties
The size Can reach 1 m in height
Growth rate Fast enough. Requires regular pruning.
Lifespan They live long. With age, pruning and rejuvenation are required.
Temperature In summer: best 68-73,4 ° F; in winter at a temperature of 46,4-57,2 ° F.
Humidity Summer should be regularly sprayed with soft water at room temperature, in the winter in the room also should not be dry and hot.
Lighting It likes bright diffused light (east or west window), but excessive lighting and direct sunlight are also harmful. In the shade, plants survive, but growth slows down.
The soil 1 part leaf, 3 parts of turf ground, 1 part coarse-grained sand or perlite and 1 part peat. Suitable ground for indoor plants, requires good drainage and a hole in the pot
Watering Moderate in summer, but the soil should not dry out, limited in winter. Excess watering causes rotting, but lack of watering is also harmful to the plant.
Fertilizer Once every 2 weeks, feed on liquid fertilizer. You can use along with mineral organic fertilizer. Approximately from the middle of summer top dressing stops
Reproduction In spring and summer cuttings of lateral shoots, which are easily rooted in a mixture of sand and peat, cover the container with a film, germinate at elevated temperature. Large thick specimens can be divided in the spring.
Bloom Blossoms, since the end of spring. White, red, purple flowers are collected in racemose inflorescences.
Transfer Transplant each year in spring in a larger pot, because The root system grows fast enough. Sometimes a transplant is required even twice a year. Part of the shoots and roots during transplantation can be cut, nipping the shoots stimulates flowering.
Features of care In summer it is useful to take out to fresh air. The shoots can be cut in spring in a third of the length.
Difficulties Affected spider mites, whitefly, aphids, scale insects and mealybugs. Leaves and buds fall, if too hot, as well as from lack of moisture. The tips of the leaves turn brown from the dry air. Flowering may not occur if there was a too hot winter. The new shoots are thin, and the leaves are too small, usually with insufficient nutrition.
Air cleaning
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