Myrsine

Myrsine

Life form Bush
Family Myrsinaceae
Origin China, South Africa
Ease of cultivation A fairly unpretentious plant
The size Can reach a height of more than 60-100 cm
Growth rate Low
Lifespan Perennial.
Temperature In the summer: + 64,4-75,2 ° F, in the winter not below + 60,8 ° F.
Humidity Medium, however, the plant should often be sprayed, at a temperature below 64,4 ° F it should be sprayed less often.
Lighting Sunny place with a light shading, suitable penumbra. The variegated forms require more light.
The soil Ready ground is suitable   general purpose (pH 6.5-7.5). It must be breathable. For the soil of own preparation, take: 1 part of the garden land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leaf earth) and light lime dust. Good drainage and a pot with a hole is required.
Watering Water with soft water in summer every 4-5, and in winter every 8-12 days. Watering is abundant, the substrate must be moist, but not too humid.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, every 2 weeks, half the dose of fertilizer.
Reproduction The apical cuttings at a soil temperature of 77 ° F. Cuttings (3-6 cm long) take root for quite some time. Be treated kornevinom slice and place the cutting into a mixture of peat and sand, cover with polythene. Root with bottom heating (for example, on a battery). Can be propagated by seeds, they germinate at a temperature of 69,8 ° F.
Bloom Blossoms, beginning in June, tiny cream flowers, in their place are formed purple berries. The plant is dioecious.
Transfer Large copies once every 4-5 years. Young – as far as braiding the roots of an earthy coma.
Features of care Myrsini must be cut for the formation of bush-shaped. Suitable for bonsai. Can be formed as a sham tree. For the summer it is good to take the plant in the garden, placing it in the shade.
Difficulties It can attract scale insects and mealy bugs and spider mites. In case of water-logging, rotting of the roots is possible. With prolonged drying, the branches first wilt, then the leaves dry and wrinkle, then they crumble.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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