Hemigraphis

Hemigraphis

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Acanthaceae
Origin India, o.Yava, Southeast Asia
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size 15 cm in height, about 45 cm in width.
Growth rate Not very tall
Lifespan In room conditions 2-3 years, tk. it is difficult to ensure an adequate level of humidity.
Temperature All the year round the temperature is 64,4-75,2 ° F. The plant is thermophilic.
Humidity It requires very very high humidity. The plant is preferable to grow in a terrarium or a “bottle garden”. Otherwise, it requires frequent spraying, keeping in a pallet with moist pebbles.
Lighting The plant is quite shade-tolerant, but the best color of the leaves is formed when kept on the eastern / western windows.
The soil 1 part of leaf land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite and 1 part of peat. Always use a pot with a hole. Prefers slightly acidic soil.
Watering Requires abundant watering, at least 1-3 times a week. In winter, watering a little shorten.
Fertilizer Once in 2-3 weeks in spring and summer, feed liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction Spring and summer apical cuttings, put them in moist sand under a polyethylene film. At a temperature of 82,4 ° F, roots will soon appear.
Bloom Blooms in the spring and early summer. Small flowers with large bracts, gathered in spikelets.
Transfer Replant every year in the spring.
Features of care Spring plant should be cut by a third for better growth.
Difficulties There is the possibility of the appearance of mealy bugs and whiteflies. It is infested with pests quite rarely. In dry air, the tips of the leaves turn brown.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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