Ledebouria

Ledebouria

Life form Herbaceous
Family Lileaceae
Origin South Africa
Ease of cultivation Easy enough for growing a plant
The size Not a very large plant, up to 15 cm tall
Growth rate Slowly, 2-3 leaves per year
Lifespan More than 10 years
Temperature In the summer: 69,8 ° F, in winter, optimally 55,4-59 ° F.
Humidity Moderate. Carry dry atmosphere, but respond well to spraying once a week.
Lighting Bright scattered light, partial shade, the brightness of the leaf spots depends on the intensity of the light, the plant should be shaded from too bright sun rays.
The soil Suitable shop soil for bulbous plants, well retaining moisture. The soil must be breathable (pH 6.1-7.8), sand or perlite with peat should be added if it is too dense. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the garden land, 1 part coarse-grained sand or perlite and 1 part peat or humus (leaf land). The soil will be suitable on the basis of turf ground. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering The soil should dry a little between waterings. In summer, water every 5-7 days, in winter every 10-15 days.
Fertilizer Does not require abundant top dressing. Summer is enough to feed once a month with a dilute liquid fertilizer in 2 times.
Reproduction Ledebour can be propagated by seeds (they quickly lose their germination) or the Department of subsidiaries of bulbs for the transplant.
Bloom Blooms in April – July, flowers are greenish-purple-pink, collected in racemose inflorescences.
Transfer Transplanted young plants as they grow. Bulbs should be located mostly above the surface of the soil. A fairly large pot of porous material is required.
Features of care It is necessary to cut off old leaves and regularly wipe young ones.
Difficulties Can lose spotty color, stretch out and cease to bloom because of insufficient lighting. Sometimes it is affected by a scabs, mealybugs and a spider mites. Brown spots on the leaves occur with sunburn. Perhaps rotting bulbs in excess watering, especially in the cold.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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