Leptospermum

Leptospermum

Life form Shrub, tree
Family Myrtaceae
Origin Australia, New Zealand, the islands of the Malay Archipelago
Ease of cultivation Medium difficulty
The size Can reach a height of 1-2 m in indoor conditions when grown in a large pot.
Growth rate Average
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature Summer prefers room temperature, in winter it is desirable to have a cool content.
Humidity It is preferable to create a humidity of about 50%, but the leptosphere carries dry air and good ventilation. However, it is useful to spray in the summer every 2-3 days.
Lighting A sunny place, at midday, requires a slight shade.
The soil Ready-made rich weakly acidic (pH 4.5-6) ​​general purpose soil is suitable. For the soil of own preparation, take 1 part of turf ground, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus, 1 part of leaf land. It can be grown in a mixture of peat and perlite (1: 1). Good drainage and a pot with a hole is required.
Watering Watering with soft water in summer once a week, but very abundantly, and in winter every 8-10 days. The substrate must be slightly moist at all times. You can not allow both stagnation of moisture and complete drying of the earthy coma.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn every 2 weeks with complex fertilizer without lime. It is good to use organic fertilizers.
Reproduction The apical cuttings, herbaceous cuttings are cut in May, half-aged cuttings in August. They easily take root at a soil temperature of 64,4-68 ° F. Cuttings 5-8 cm long are cut from the side shoots. The lower leaves are cut off, the cut is processed with corn root. Plant cuttings in a mixture of peat and sand and cover with a film. After rooting cuttings are planted separately. Plants bloom for about 5-7th year.Can be propagated by seeds, sowing is carried out in March. They are sown to the surface of the substrate from peat and sand, the top is lightly sprinkled with soil, covered with polyethylene and germinated in diffused light at a temperature of not less than 69,8 ° F. It is timely to form the crown, pinching the sprout at the correct height. In this case, the plant will blossom in 3-4 years.
Bloom Blossom mainly in summer. Depending on the species, white, pink or red flowers.
Transfer Young – every year, as far as braiding the roots of an earthy coma, in the spring, as soon as new leaves appear. Adult plants are transplanted every 2-3 years, if the soil is too compact. When the plant reaches a large size, it is enough only to change the top layer of the soil. It is better to grow leptospermum in a clay pot.
Features of care For the summer it is good to take the plant in the garden. Requires regular strong pruning after flowering and pinching in the spring. It is better not to trim in autumn to ensure further flowering. It is possible to grow stump trees. Winter leptospermumu need to provide a very bright and cool place.
Difficulties It is affected by mealybug, scab, aphids, thrips and spider mites.
Air cleaning
Toxicity Non-toxic


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