Musa

Musa

Life form Herbaceous
Family Musaceae
Origin Southeast Asia, Australia
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size In the pot up to 2 m, up to 3.5 m in the conservatory.
Growth rate Very high, at 60-100 cm per year.
Lifespan 4-5 years, after fruiting the fruiting stem dies off, the plant is replaced by sprouts.
Temperature In the summer: 75,2° F; in winter – not lower than 59 ° F.
Humidity Not less than 60%, the plant is better to put in a pallet with moist pebbles. Spray 1-2 times a week with soft water. After spraying in the sun, you should shake off drops of moisture.
Lighting Bright light. Can grow on the south, south-west window.
The soil A lightweight, breathable, fertile substrate is required. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the turf ground, 1 part peat, sand and humus (leaf earth). Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering The soil must be constantly moist in summer. In the summer they water 2-3 times a week. in winter – every 10 days.
Fertilizer During the vegetation period from April to September 1 every 2 weeks with liquid fertilizer. The soil must be fertile.
Reproduction Separate side shoots from the mother plant in spring. You can propagate by seeds, which are better to soak for 72 hours before germination.
Bloom In June-July conical inflorescences at the end of the trunk in plants older than 3 years.
Transfer Annually in the spring. In large plants, the top layer of the soil can be removed.
Features of care Prefers ventilated places, avoid stuffiness. The plant can not be trimmed.
Difficulties Rarely affected by spider mites, scale insects and thrips. The edges of the leaves are brown and dry with insufficient watering and humidity. When there is too much watering or spraying, the stalk begins to rot. Growth stops when the soil is depleted.
Air cleaning Some species remove formaldehyde from the air.
Toxicity


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