Osmoxylon

Osmoxylon

Life form Bush
Family Araliaceae
Origin Southeast Asia, the Philippines, has spread in Singapore, Indonesia
Ease of cultivation For florists with little experience
The size Up to 150 cm in height in the apartment, up to 3 m in height in nature.
Growth rate Average
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature Thermophilic. In summer, prefers room temperature to 77 ° F, in winter it is desirable to keep the temperature at a temperature not lower than 64,4 ° F.
Humidity It is desirable to regularly spray, especially in winter with heating on
Lighting Adapts to a different level of illumination, preferential bright diffused light. It is best to grow on the eastern and western window, but it can also grow on the northern, a fairly shade-tolerant. The plant requires bright light.
The soil Prefers a loose air permeable substrate with different acidity levels (pH from 5.5 to 7.5). For a mixture of own preparation, you can use: 1 part of the turf ground, coarse sand or perlite, humus, peat, leaf land. It can be grown in the ground. Good drainage is required. It is necessary to use a pot with a hole.
Watering The plant requires abundant watering, the soil must be permanently moist, but one should not allow moisture to stagnate. Summer in the heat sometimes you have to water every day. The plant can survive a small period of drought, but one should try to observe a regular watering regime. In winter, with a cool content, water about once a week.
Fertilizer During the vegetation period, feed every two weeks with a liquid fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 7: 5: 6.
Reproduction Perhaps propagated apical cuttings length of 15 cm, to implant in moist sand. Spread also by seeds, which are sown in a container and germinated at a temperature of 66,2-77 ° F. The container is covered with a glass or a film. Adult seedlings are planted in separate pots.
Bloom Blooms in the spring and summer of ordinary-looking white flowers, collected in umbrellas. Fruits change their color from white to dark purple and black. Inflorescences often contain both flowers and fruits.
Transfer 1 time 2-3 years in the spring, when the roots appear from the drainage hole. When the plant reaches a large size, you can only change the top layer of the soil.
Features of care To form a beautiful form, the shrub must be cut in the spring. Do not allow the plant to stretch to a height of more than 1 m.
Difficulties The tips of the leaves wither when the moisture level is low. From excessive watering and stagnation of water, rotting of root systems is possible. In case of excessive light, burns may appear on the leaves. Variegated forms acquire monochrome color from lack of light. There may appear cobweb spider mildew, scab.
Air cleaning
Toxicity May be toxic to children and pets.


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