Pogonatherum

Pogonatherum

Life form Herbaceous
Family Graminaea
Origin Southeast Asia, China, Australia
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties
The size In a pot up to 50 cm – 1.5 m in height.
Growth rate High
Lifespan For more than 5 years in a pot.
Temperature In the summer: 68-89,6 ° F; in winter – not lower than 60,8-64,4 ° F. Pogonatherum is a heat-loving plant.
Humidity Not less than 60%, in the summer it is necessary to spray the porinaterium several times a week. Put the pot in a tray with wet pebbles, in winter it is better to place the pot with the plant away from the heating batteries.
Lighting Bright diffused light. Avoid direct sunlight. Carries a partial penumbra.
The soil Easy soil is required. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part humus, 1 part of the greenhouse earth (pH 5-6). Required good drainage.
Watering The soil must be constantly moist in summer. Pogonatherum is very sensitive to dryness and to excessive moisture. When the earthen coma is completely dried, the plant dries quickly enough. In winter, watering should be reduced, the land should dry a little between waterings.
Fertilizer During the vegetation period from April to September, once a month, a liquid fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium.
Reproduction It is best to multiply by dividing rhizomes during transplantation. You can propagate by cuttings (about 10 cm), which take root at a temperature of 68 ° F and at high air humidity (cover the pot with cuttings with a film or glass). Seed propagation is possible.
Bloom In indoor culture it does not bloom.In rare cases, old plants bloom with small purple or dark red flowers with a shade of blue.
Transfer Young annually in the spring, old plants can be transplanted less often. When dividing the bush, it is necessary to handle the roots with care; if damaged, brown spots may appear on the leaves. It is desirable to have a large tub, because the plant grows very quickly.
Features of care Old branches must be cut regularly so that the plant gives new shoots. Avoid drafts. In summer it is useful to take the plant to fresh air. Pogonatherum grows fast enough, so regular bush division is required, as well as growing in a large pot. Pogonatherum can be grown on hydroponics. If the plant drops a lot of leaves, shoots can be cut off at the base, the plant quickly grows new ones.
Difficulties Spider mites rarely affect it. On the leaves brown spots are formed with insufficient watering. The tips of the leaves brown in dry air or with occasional watering. The leaves become soft, darken and curl at low temperature. Too slow growth, leaf yellowing can be observed with a shortage of food. Soft dark spots on the leaves occur when the fungus is affected. With excessive watering, the root system rot, the leaves turn yellow and fall off. With a slight drying, the leaves and shoots quickly turn yellow.
Air cleaning
Toxicity The plant is not toxic. On the contrary, pets are fond of eating it.


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