Homalomena

Homalomena

Life form Herbaceous
Family Araceae
Origin Tropical regions of Asia and South America
Ease of cultivation Easy enough for growing a plant with small complexities.
The size Socket with a diameter of 35-40 cm
Growth rate The plant grows rapidly in the sides
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: 73,4-77 ​​° F, in winter it is better to keep the temperature at least 60,8 ° F. The plant is thermophilic, drafts should be avoided.
Humidity High humidity is required. In summer it is better to spray at least 2 times a week, it is advisable to place the plant on a tray with moist pebbles, in winter with sprinkling it should be careful, the plant should be placed away from radiators.
Lighting Photophilous plants, especially variegated varieties, prefer bright scattered light. Optimal east or west window. They endure penumbra, however they grow more slowly in this case. In bright light, the leaves fade and turn yellow.
The soil Requires a light, but fertile, slightly acidic soil. Suitable special soil for diffenbahia, you can add sand or perlite and peat if it seems too dense. Soil homemade take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of moist peat or humus (leaf ground). Good drainage is required. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering In the spring and summer of abundant watering   2 -3 times a week in the winter – not more than 1 time in 7-8 days. The soil between watering should be moderately moist.Excess water at a low temperature leads to yellowing of the leaves of the chomalone.
Fertilizer In spring and summer 1 time in 2-3 months. It responds well to organic fertilizers.
Reproduction In the spring or summer, the chamomile is propagated by the lateral segments of the rhizome, which must have their own roots. The cut should be sprinkled with pounded coal, cuttings planted in a separate pot with good drainage and placed in a shady room. They also multiply by dividing during transplantation, dividing the plant into parts by hand or cutting with a knife.
Bloom Cob with a veil, rarely blooms, flowers have no special value, it is better to cut them off after the appearance.
Transfer Every year in April, the plant grows quite quickly. When transplanting, it is better to remove part of the side shoots so that the plant is not too thick and the leaves do not shade each other.
Features of care In most cases, the plant multiplies easily, so new plants can soon be obtained from newly acquired specimens. Khomalonema looks very good in composition with other plants.
Difficulties Quite often it is affected by a spider mites and whiteflies. Old leaves turn yellow, which is a natural process of aging. The tips of the leaves turn brown and wither in dry air. The leaves turn yellow and stains appear as a result of too much light. Leaf stalks are drawn, shrinking the leaves wilt, turn pale with a lack of light. The plant can grow too slowly to form small leaves in a tight pot when a transplant is required.
Air cleaning
Toxicity All parts of the plant are poisonous


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