Pandorea

Pandorea

Life form Shrub, curling
Family Bignoniaceae
Origin Australia
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties
The size Can reach a height of 3 m.
Growth rate It grows rapidly: by 15-30 cm per year.
Lifespan Perennial plant with proper care.
Temperature In the summer: room temperature, in winter 53,6 ° F.
Humidity It is desirable to have a high humidity of at least 60%, spraying with soft water at room temperature every 2 days is required if the room temperature is above + 64,4 ° F.
Lighting It requires bright light and at least 4 hours a day of direct sun. Especially need bright lighting in the winter.
The soil It requires a rich light humus soil with the addition of peat and sand (pH 5.5-7.5). For the soil of own preparation, take: 2 parts of light turf ground, 1 part coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part peat and 1 part humus, 1 part leaf land, you can add bits of coal. Good drainage is required, for example, the bottom layer is made of bricks, the top layer is made of sand.
Watering In summer, the watering is moderate, between watering the soil must dry out. In winter, it should be watered occasionally, not allowing complete drying of the earthy coma.
Fertilizer During growth, fertilizer is applied every 2 weeks.
Reproduction Propagation by apical cuttings in May at a soil temperature of 71,6 ° F. Cuttings (6-8 cm long) are rooted in a mixture of peat and sand with lower heating. The lower pair of leaves are removed, and the cut is processed with a rootstock. For rooting, cover the stalk with a film. You can propagate seeds that are soaked, planted in separate pots to the depth of the seed, germinate at a temperature of not less than 69,8 ° F, covering the pots with polythene or glass. Fresh seeds sprout in 2-3 weeks. After the shoot, the pots are transferred to a bright place. A month later, a complex fertilizer is introduced, and after the seedlings grow up, they are transplanted into larger pots. The plant begins to bloom in the 1-2 year after sowing.
Bloom Funnel-shaped white or pale pink flowers with a darker middle. In indoor conditions, it blooms from February to mid-summer. Can bloom 2-3 times a year.
Transfer Transplanted annually in spring in a pot 2-3 cm larger than the previous one, the depth of the pot should be at least 30 cm.
Features of care In order for pandorea to blossom, it is required to provide it with a period of winter rest with a cool content. Requires regular pruning and prischipka after flowering. In summer, it is advisable to take out pandorei on the street in a shady place. The plant needs a support.
Difficulties In general, pandorea is resistant to most pests and diseases. It is affected by a spider mites, aphids, scutes.In badly drained soil, rotting of the root system is possible. When enough deep watering or rotting of the root system due to overflow can leaf chlorosis. At the same time, the yellowing of the leaves can be caused by a lack of nutrients or watering with hard water. Sometimes yellowing of the leaves indicates infection of the plant with soil nematodes.
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