Huernia

Huernia

Life form Succulent
Family  Asclepiadaceae
Origin Eastern and Southern Africa.
Ease of cultivation Easy
The size In height up to 15-30 cm.
Growth rate Low
Lifespan For many years, the bush constantly gives new shoots.
Temperature In the summer: room, in winter it is desirable not higher than 50-53,6 ° F.
Humidity Low
Lighting It should be in bright sun, but you can not put a plant next to the glass window, because of possible burns.
The soil Suitable shop soil for succulents with a small addition of sand. For a mixture of own preparation, take:   3 parts of coarse sand or perlite, 2 parts of garden land, 2 parts of humus (leafy earth), 2 parts of peat, 1 part of charcoal and bone meal.
Watering The top layer of soil between waterings in the summer should dry up. Watered approximately every 10-15 days, in November and February 1 time a month, in December and January almost no water.
Fertilizer During growth, once a month, feed fertilizer for cacti, diluted twice.
Reproduction From May to July stem cauliflower, which must first be dried. Root in peat, sand, water. Seed multiplication is possible in April. Seeds are germinated in a mixture of peat and sand, shoots appear after about 3-4 weeks.
Bloom Abundantly blooms with colorful flowers that appear at the base of the shoots and very unpleasant smell.
Transfer In the spring, every 2 years, shallow dishes are required.
Features of care A winter rest period is required.
Difficulties Rarely affected by pests. Root rot is possible with excessive watering.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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