Pellionia

Pellionia

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Urticaceae
Origin East Asia, South Vietnam, the Pacific Islands
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow plant
The size Can reach 50 cm in length
Growth rate Pellionium grows all year round
Lifespan Long-term, however, requires periodic updates.
Temperature In the summer: up to 73,4-77 ​​° F, at night 53,6-59 ° F, pellonia is quite sensitive to low temperatures.
Humidity High, up to 70%. It is necessary to spray pellonium daily with warm soft water, it is useful to place the plant in a pallet with wet claydite.
Lighting Bright diffused light, east or west window, can be placed no farther than 1 m from a window that faces west or southwest. In bright light, the leaves darken and twist, with a lack of light, the pattern on the leaves loses its brightness.
The soil Suitable rich humus, slightly acidic, permeable soil. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the greenhouse, 1 part coarse-grained sand or perlite and 1 part peat.Other composition: 2 parts of leaf land, 1 part peat, 1 part turf, 1 part sand. Always use a pot with an opening and drainage.
Watering The soil in the pot must be constantly moist, but not too wet to avoid rotting of the tender roots. However, a lack of moisture leads to the loss of leaves. During growth, it is necessary to water at least 2-3 times a week. In winter, once a week.
Fertilizer During the growing season, every 15 days, liquid fertilizer, diluted twice with respect to the recommended concentration. From organic fertilizers, the color of the leaves is more pronounced. In winter, do not feed.
Reproduction For reproduction, you can use stem cuttings, which within 2 weeks give roots in boiled water. Cuttings can be germinated in a small plant in a mixture of peat and sand, preliminarily cutting off the lower leaves and treating the cut with a rootstock. Sprout for 2-3 weeks. It is advisable to plant several cuttings in one pot. You can multiply by layers: next to large pots with a plant to put small pots, and the longest shoots to peg to the surface of the soil of small pots, soon there are formed roots. You can propagate in the summer by dividing the plant, and each part should have roots.
Bloom Blooms rarely, flowers are small, unattractive.
Transfer Once a year in the spring. It is advisable to transplant into shallow, but wide pots, so that the plant grows in breadth. The bare parts of the shoots can be pinned to the surface of the soil for camouflage during the transplant. After transplant for some time, keep pellonium in the shade.
Features of care The plant is often used as a ground cover. Shoots of the plant over time are bare, so require regular radical trimming and renovation (leave shoots 8-10 cm long). Poorly tolerates drafts, but needs airing. Poorly tolerates combustion products of gas. In winter, the leaves should not touch the cold panes.
Difficulties The leaves darken, wrinkle, their edges curl in too bright light. The tips of the leaves wither in the dry air. Stems of pellioni can rot in the base with too high humidity at low temperature or in insufficiently acidic soil. With a lack of light, shoots stretch out, turn pale, interstices increase, shoots die. It is affected quite rarely by mealy mullet and spider mite.
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