Hedychium

Hedychium

Life form Bush
Family Zingibiraceae
Origin Southeast Asia
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size In the pot is 40-50 cm, up to 1 m in height and width. In nature it is 2 times larger.
Growth rate High not only in height, but also in width.
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: up to 77-82,4, in the winter not below 55 ° F. The plant is thermophilic, does not tolerate low temperatures.
Humidity Average. In summer it is necessary to spray once a week, in winter every day.
Lighting Illuminated place, bright light. Suitable south window, but with too bright light during the day, it’s better to avoid the appearance of burns.
The soil A ready-made, air-permeable primer with a small amount of sand is suitable. For the soil of own preparation, take: 1 part of garden land, 1 part of peat or leaf land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering In the summer 1 time a week. In winter every 10-12 days. Between watering the soil should be moderately dry
Fertilizer From April to September every 20 days with liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction By dividing the rhizomes of adult plants, the site of the rhizome must have at least one escape. If the parts of the rhizome are too small, the plant will bloom late. Once planted in the soil is constant.
Bloom From August to September forms spikelets of yellow flowers with red stamens.
Transfer In spring every 2-3 years, when the roots do not fit into the pot.
Features of care After flowering, cut the branches 10 cm from the base
Difficulties At low humidity it is affected by a spider mite, a scutellum may appear.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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