Punica

Punica

Life form Bush
Family Punicaceae
Origin South-East Europe, the Himalayas
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties.
The size Can reach a height of more than 60-100 cm in the pot.
Growth rate Average
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: 60,8-75,2 ° F, in winter not less than 50 ° F.
Humidity The plant should be sprayed frequently, at a temperature below 64,4 ° F and at flowering should be sprayed less often.
Lighting Sunny place with a light shading.
The soil Ready ground is suitable general purpose. For the soil of own preparation, take: 1 part of the garden land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leaf earth) and light lime dust. Good drainage and a pot with a hole is required.
Watering Water with soft water in summer every 3-5, and in winter every 8-12 days. The substrate must be moist, but not too humid.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, every 2 weeks, half the dose of fertilizer.
Reproduction The apical cuttings at a soil temperature of 77 ° F. You can propagate by seeds obtained from fruits. They are cleaned from the pulp and germinated at a temperature of 69,8 ° F. Seeds germinate fairly easily, even if they are simply sown on the surface of the soil. The plant begins to bear fruit after a few years. However, varietal features may not persist.
Bloom It blooms all summer drooping red tubular flowers that resemble the fuchsia.
Transfer Transplanted as braiding roots of an earthen coma every year in April.
Features of care For the summer it is good to take the plant in the garden. The plant will not bloom at low sun light. You can help pollination by brushing the flowers. In summer it is necessary to prune old and too long branches, leaving 7.5 -10 cm, this will promote a better flowering, because flowers appear only on the shoots of the current year.
Difficulties Can be affected by whiteflies, thrips, scale insects and mealybugs, spider mites. The roots can rot due to excessive watering.
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