Homalocladium

Homalocladium

Life form Bush
Family Polygonaceae
Origin New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands
Ease of cultivation Light, the plant is very stable.
The size Can reach 1-2 m in height.
Growth rate Fast enough. Requires regular pruning.
Lifespan They live long. With age, attractiveness is lost, pruning and rejuvenation are required.
Temperature In summer: best 20-68 ° F; in winter it is not lower than 60,8-64,4 ° F. At low temperatures, the stems turn yellow and die.
Humidity In summer, sprinkle regularly with soft water.
Lighting He likes bright diffused light, at least 6 hours a day (east or west window), but excessive lighting can lead to yellowing of the leaves. In the shade growth slows down, and then small leaves begin to die.
The soil 1 part of the garden land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite and 1 part of peat. Prefers rich and loose soil, requires good drainage and a hole in the pot.
Watering Moderate (about 2.5 cm of water per week), limited in winter. Rotting will occur due to excess watering, but with little leaves on the flat shoots fall faster.
Fertilizer Once in 3-4 weeks, feed on liquid fertilizer. Can be used along with mineral, organic fertilizer.
Reproduction In spring and summer cuttings lateral shoots which rooted readily in water, sand or peat. Large thick specimens can be divided in spring.
Bloom In the room conditions almost does not bloom.
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.
Features of care For fast-growing flexible shoots, support is required. In summer it is useful to take out to fresh air.
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mite, scutellum, powdery mildew and mealybugs. Shoots stretch and become pale with a lack of light. In summer, in excess of sunlight, shoots turn yellow. The tips of the stems and leaves turn yellow in too dry air. The plant withers, the stems at the base rot with an abundance of watering.
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