Ophiopogon

Ophiopogon

Life form Herbaceous
Family Lileaceae
Origin From Japan to the Himalayas
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow a plant.
The size It reaches 20 cm, flower stems up to 50 cm.
Growth rate High, leaves grow during the season
Lifespan Perennial.
Temperature In the summer – 64,4-68 ° F, in winter it is desirable to keep at a temperature of not below + 50 ° F.
Humidity The plant prefers high humidity. It is advisable to spray regularly, in hot weather it should be sprayed especially often.
Lighting Bright diffused light, the western and eastern window fits, the plant is quite shade-tolerant, but in the shade the plant blooms weakly or does not bloom.
The soil Fertile, loose soil is suitable, but the plant is not very demanding on the composition of the substrate. You can take: 1 part of sod land, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of leaf land, 1 part of humus earth (pH 6.8-7.7). Good drainage and a pot with a hole is required.
Watering The substrate should dry slightly between waterings (to a depth of about 2.5 cm), but do not dry completely. The lower the temperature, the less needs to be watered. In winter, reduce watering to a minimum.
Fertilizer Fed every 2-3 weeks during the period of growth and flowering fertilizer with high potassium and soderzhniem fosora. Stop fertilizing after flowering.
Reproduction In March, propagate with seeds, before planting the seeds are soaked for 24 hours. Much more often ofiopogon razmnozhyut spring when transplanting dividing the bush. For the first time, new separated plants are kept in the shade and watered poorly. Young plants bloom usually on the 2-3rd year.
Bloom Blossoms in July-August, white or purple-violet spiked inflorescences, in place of flowers later appear blue berries.
Transfer Transplanted annually in the spring, when ofiopogon will grow and will close the entire surface of the substrate.
Features of care The plant does not like drafts. Ofiopogon often used as a groundcover. As flowers wilt, they should be removed in a timely manner. Also, remove old brown leaves.
Difficulties Perhaps the emergence of scale insects, spider mites, aphids, thrips. The plant is sick quite rarely.
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