Pellaea

Pellaea

Life form Fern
Family Sinopteridaceae
Origin South America, South Africa, New Zealand, India, China
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow plant
The size Leaves up to 30-60 cm, and in height not more than 20-40 cm.
Growth rate In the spring and summer, new leaves grow in the pellet, and the old ones gradually wither.
Lifespan Many years
Temperature In the summer: 73,4-77 ​​(at a higher temperature the leaves quickly age), in winter 55,4-59 ° F.
Humidity Pelley is resistant to dry air, but positively responds to regular spraying with soft water. The pot can be placed in a pallet with expanded clay or with moist peat. Especially important is the high humidity in winter when the heating is on.
Lighting Scattered light. In the shadow, the pelella slowly grows, the leaves turn dark, they turn yellow and brighten in bright light.
The soil Suitable shop soil for ferns, it must be loose and breathable. For a mixture of homemade take equal parts of peat and compost foliage. You can add sphagnum and charcoal. Good drainage is required.
Watering The ground in the pot should dry a little between waterings. In too moist soil the roots of the plant rot. In winter, watering is reduced to 1 time a week. Pellet is not contraindicated in watering with hard water.
Fertilizer During growth, every 3 to 4 weeks or less, feed twice diluted with fertilizer. You can use organic fertilizer. In winter, do not feed.
Reproduction In June, the division of a bush or rhizomes. The rhizome is cut with a sharp knife. Small plants are planted in shallow pots at the same depth, the pots are covered with polyethylene. It is quite difficult, but it is possible to reproduce by spores located on the underside of the leaf, observing the temperature of 69,8 ° F.
Bloom Ferns do not bloom
Transfer Young each year, old – as the volume of the pot is filled. Prefer low pots due to the peculiarities of the structure of the root system. After transplanting, the plant is kept in the shade for a while.
Features of care Pellet needs timely removal of old leaves, regular division. From the leaves it is necessary to periodically brush the dust with a brush.
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mite, mealybugs. Pellet leaves turn yellow, then turn brown, the plant wilt under viscous soil as a result of waterlogging the plant at low temperature.The tips of the leaves turn yellow and dry out in too dry air. Leaves turn yellow, turn pale, their edges curl in too bright light. Leaves of the plant is pulled darken and lose decorativeness at too low light.
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