Nidularium

Nidularium

Life form Herbaceous
Family Bromeliaceae
Origin Brazil
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties
The size The total height from 40 to 120 cm.
Growth rate Low
Lifespan The plant lives 3-4 years, after the blossoming the mother rosette lives 1-2 years. It is timely to separate the young rosettes for further growing the plant. Do not wait for the complete withering of the mother socket.
Temperature About 64,4-77 ° F in summer, in winter – not below 53,6-59 ° F, the plant is thermophilic, the temperature should be relatively constant throughout the year.
Humidity Not less than 60-70%. It is desirable to daily spray with soft water, not getting on the inflorescence. The outlet should be water, it is desirable to place a damp sphagnum on the surface of the soil. Also, the pot can be placed in a pot with wet sphagnum. In winter, put the plant away from the radiators.
Lighting A bright, non-directional light. From too much light, the bracts turn pale. At the same time, from lack of lighting, spotted or striped leaves will turn green, the plant may not, in general, bloom.
The soil Light, fertile soil from a mixture of foliage, sand, peat, it is desirable to add sphagnum. You can use one part of peat and coarse sand. Required to drain at least a third of the volume of the pot.
Watering In summer, pour soft water at least once a week into a rosette of leaves (except for the flowering period), about once a week moisten the soil. In winter, watering is very moderate, the land should dry well between watering. At a temperature below 68 ° F, water is not poured into the outlet.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, every 2-3 weeks, strongly diluted soluble fertilizers. They are recommended to be poured into the socket. You can spray the leaves with fertilizer for orchids.
Reproduction Children from the mother plant, or by dividing the bush, preserving the maximum number of roots. The baby is separated when it reaches a diameter of 15 cm. To separate the baby, use a sharp knife, sprinkle the cut with charcoal. After drying, wrap the baby with sphagnum or sprinkle with peat and put in the main substrate, where germinate, regularly sprinkling, keep in the shade. Scions will bloom only after 2-3 years.You can propagate seeds in a mini-greenhouse at a temperature of 77 ° F, which is sown in a mixture of sand and sphagnum (seeds only slightly sprinkled with soil).Seedlings appear in 2-3 weeks. When they have 2-3 leaves (3-4 months), the seedlings should be dived and transplanted into separate pots.
Bloom Small flowers with large multicolored bracts, gathered in spikelets. Bracts persist for 1.5-2 months.
Transfer Young plants transplanted every 2 years. Transplant after purchase at the end of flowering pot of transport in the main substrate, not buried plant. The next transfer is in the separation of children.
Features of care At a temperature below 64,4 ° F, the water from the outlet should be poured out. The plant does not like drafts.
Difficulties Possible scabbard, very rarely mealybug, spider mite. Drying of leaves and brown tips are observed at too low humidity. At a low temperature, the leaves wilt and rot may develop. Rot also develops when watering with cold hard water. Roots and base of the stem rot with an excess of moisture in the soil, the plant can die. Child sockets are not formed when there is a shortage of food. Gray spots on the leaves can occur when the fungus is affected. Brown spots occur with sunburn. With a lack of light, the plant stretches, grows in height; under sufficient illumination – grows in breadth.
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