Pilea

Pilea

Life form Grassy, ​​bush
Family Urticaceae
Origin Southeast Asia, Vietnam
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow plant
The size Can reach 40 cm in height
Growth rate Very fast. The plant grown from the cuttings reaches the size of an adult in one season.
Lifespan Long-term, however, requires periodic updates.
Temperature In summer: up to 69,8 ° F, in the winter optimum 59 ° F, however it can carry the temperature up to +50 ° F.
Humidity It should be sprayed daily with soft water, however, in the absence of sunlight.
Lighting Bright diffused light, east or west window, place no farther than 1 m from the window that faces west or southwest.
The soil For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the greenhouse, 1 part coarse-grained sand or perlite and 1 part peat. Always use a pot with an opening and drainage.
Watering The soil should dry slightly between waterings. 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 10-15 days with liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction For reproduction, you can use stem cuttings, which within 2 weeks give roots in boiled water. Cuttings can germinate in miniteplichke in a mixture of peat and sand. Sprout for 2-3 weeks. It is advisable to plant several cuttings in one pot.
Bloom Blooms all summer with small, ordinary flowers.
Transfer Once a year in the spring. It is advisable to transplant into shallow, but wide pots, so that the plant grows in breadth.
Features of care Poorly tolerates drafts, but needs airing. Poorly tolerates combustion products of gas. In winter, the leaves should not touch the cold glass because this leads to the formation of black spots. Requires pruning in the spring (leave shoots 8-10 cm long). Also, every 2-3 weeks during the growth period, one should pinch the apical bud to strengthen the bushiness. Plants with shriveled leaves are brushed.
Difficulties Lower leaves fall off when the irrigation regime is wrong (either excess, or lack of moisture). From the cold in winter, the leaves can become black and fall off. From the dryness of the soil, the leaves may wilt. With a lack of light, the shoots stretch, the internodes increase. The aphids are affected.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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