Neoalsomitra

Neoalsomitra

Life form Herbaceous, shrub ampelnoe has caudex
Family Cucurbitaceae
Origin Burma, Thailand, Philippines
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow, unpretentious plant
The size Length of shoots in room conditions up to 3-4 m and more.
Growth rate High, for the year cultivation may form caudex 1-1.5 cm in thickness and grow to the stem length of 3-4 m.
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In summer: up to + 95 ° F, in winter + 59 ° F.
Humidity The optimum humidity level is from 60 to 80%, however, it can easily adapt to dry air and does not require frequent spraying.
Lighting A bright place, a bright diffused light. A window that faces west or southwest is best suited.
The soil Suitable lightweight breathable soil for succulents. 1 part of sod land, 1 part of leaf land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus.
Watering In the summer, abundant (however, between the watering the top layer of the soil should dry slightly), when the winter approaches, watering is reduced. The plant does not tolerate complete desiccation of the soil.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn every 2-3 weeks with liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction The apical cuttings in spring (covered with polyethylene) in a mixture of peat and perlite or earth with sand. It can easily take root for several weeks directly in the water.It is possible to multiply seeds that are sown in March-April in a mixture of leaf land and sand and germinate at a temperature of 59 ° F, periodically watering. The grown shoots dive. Young plants can grow in a smaller pot , and then transferred to a larger pot.
Bloom Flowering in summer, flowers are greenish-yellow.
Transfer Early spring every year. The volume of the pot is not necessary to increase, just replace the soil.
Features of care The plant is often used for bonsai. The leaves are light green, when young, darkens with age. Cutting is required, because grows pretty quickly. Plants need support in the form of ladders or nets, the plant tends to attach to surrounding objects as they grow.
Difficulties It is affected quite rarely by red spider mites. With a lack of moisture and dry air, the stems dry up, the leaves turn yellow and fall off.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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