Rhaphidophora

Rhaphidophora

Life form Herbaceous, ampel, liana
Family Araceae
Origin Northeast India, Sri Lanka
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow plant
The size At home, it can reach a length of up to 4.5 meters or more.
Growth rate It grows quite quickly: up to 30-46 cm per year.
Lifespan Perennial plants
Temperature In the summer: 64,4-75,2 ° F, in winter it is better to keep the temperature at least 55,4 – 60,8 ° F.
Humidity It is preferable to maintain the humidity of about 60%. In summer it is better to spray at least 3 times a week (or better every day) and wipe the leaves with a damp cloth, in winter it should be kept away from the radiators. Although the plant is quite resistant to dry air, the conditions of high humidity will ensure its optimal growth.
Lighting Prefers diffused light, the plant can prisposabitsya to partial shade, but in terms of shading the stem is pulled strongly, the leaves are shrinking.
The soil Soil homemade take: 1 part sod land, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 3 parts leaf ground. Either – 1 part sod, 1 part humus, 1 part peat land, 1/2 sand (pH 5.5-6.5). Always use a pot with a hole
Watering In spring and summer, water once in 4-5 days with warm water at room temperature, in winter – no more than once in 7-8 days. The soil between the watering should gently dry out from above.
Fertilizer In spring and summer, once a month, liquid fertilizer in half the concentration
Reproduction They multiply by apical cuttings bearing at least two leaves or having an air root. The stalk is planted in a mixture of peat and moss. Root at a temperature of 68-71,6 ° F, covering the container with glass or polyethylene. Rooting lasts 2-3 weeks. The easiest way is to propagate a plant by rooting cuttings in spring water.
Bloom Cob with a yellow veil, home blooms rarely, flowers do not have much value.
Transfer Young plants are transplanted each year in April into a larger pot. Then – 1 time in 2-3 years.
Features of care Rhaphidophora usually requires support, best suited covered with moss pole. The plant can be cut in the spring, but you can not remove the subordinate roots. To form a bushy shape, shoots are cut in spring in half their length.
Difficulties It is affected by spider mites, scabs, aphids and mealybugs. The leaves turn yellow, but they do not fade when the plant is undernourished. On the leaves appear brown spots, and the tips are curled in too dry air. Brown spots and black edges can sometimes indicate that a plant is cold and wet. The stems can decay with excessive watering.
Air cleaning
Toxicity You should be careful when handling the plant, as with all Araceae


Related posts
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *