Psidium

Psidium

Life form Bush
Family Myrtaceae
Origin Central and South America
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size Can reach heights up to 1-1.8 m
Growth rate High, per year can grow by 60 cm
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature Summer and winter in the heat, you can also provide a cool winter, can withstand temperatures of up to 59 ° F.
Humidity Medium,  nevertheless it is desirable  to spray the plant in the winte. In warm conditions, is also required to spray.
Lighting Sunny place with a light shading. In winter, it is desirable to use an artificial supplementary lighting in this time is ripening fruit.
The soil Suitable ground general purpose. For the soil of own preparation, take: 1 part of the garden soil, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leaf earth.) A good drainage and pot with an opening is required. The plant is generally tolerant to the soil.
Watering Watering with soft water in summer once a week, but very abundantly, and in winter every 8-10 days. The substrate must be moist, but not too humid.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, every 2 weeks, complex fertilizer.
Reproduction The apical cuttings at a soil temperature of 77 ° F. It can easily be propagated by seeds obtained from fruits. They are cleaned from the pulp, washed and lightly dried and sown in separate cups on the surface of the substrate from peat and sand, sprinkled on top of the soil, covered with polyethylene and germinated in diffused light at a temperature of not less than 69,8 ° F. It is timely to form the crown, pinching the sprout at the correct height.
Bloom White fragrant flowers of 2.5 cm in diameter, blossoms in the spring, however on one plant you can often see both flowers and fruits. Yellow pear fruits are edible, have a sweet taste, rich in vitamin C. In P.littorale red fruits. Unripe fruits are not tasty. A plant grown from seeds blooms for 4-5 years, from cuttings – on the 3rd. It is desirable to pollinate flowers with a soft brush.
Transfer Large copies once every 4-5 years. Young – every year, as far as braiding the roots of an earthy coma.
Features of care For the summer it is good to take the plant in the garden. The plant does not like drafts. It requires regular pruning in the spring and topping. Winter can lose part of the leaves.
Difficulties Amazed scale insects and thrips, spider mites. In case of waterlogging, rotting of the roots is possible. Direct sunlight can cause burns, leaves can fall off in too dry air.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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