|Central Tropical Africa
|Ease of cultivation
|Easy to grow a plant
|2-3 m length. But leaves too large plants may be reduced in size because of the deteriorating growth conditions.
|In a year it grows to 60-100 cm.
|A perennial plant that needs to be pruned only because of its size too large for placement.
|In summer: the best increase at a temperature of 68-71,6 ° F, in winter minimum – + 50 ° F.
|The plant tolerates dry air, but responds well to spraying twice a week.
|A bright diffused light, partial shade, an eastern window or an arrangement of 1 m from a large window. With a lack of light rhoicissus drawn, leaves become shallow, with an excess of light, they turn yellow.
|Suitable ground, which should be rich and loose. For the soil of own preparation, take: 1 part of leaf land, 1 part of sod land, 1/2 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of garden land. Requires a pot with a hole.
|In the summer – abundant, 2 times a week, the land should dry to a depth of about 3-4 cm, in winter – 1 time in 2 weeks, the soil should be slightly damp.
|From spring to autumn, regularly fed once every 2 weeks with a complex soluble fertilizer, fast-growing specimens can be fed weekly. It is good to use organic fertilizers.
|Spread by apical cuttings with a kidney and two leaves, which must be ripenedy young cuttings can not take root. Slice desirable to treat kornevinom, rooting into peat mixture with sand in a shady place covering stalk polyethylene and maintaining the temperature at 68-71,6 ° F. Rhoicissus quite easily takes root in water for 2 months.
|Flowers are small, greenish, in the corymbose inflorescences. In the room, almost no blooms.
|In the first 2 years, young plants should be transplanted annually or twice a year because of rapid growth, then transplanted annually in spring into a pot 2 sizes larger than the previous one. When the diameter of the pot exceeds 30 cm, it will be sufficient to change the upper 3 cm of the soil.
|Features of care
|In summer, you can take out on the street or on the balcony, but protect from direct sunlight.The plant tolerates the pruning well. Can be grown using a pedestal. It is necessary to periodically wash the leaves of the plant under the shower. Requires regular pinch the tops of the stems to rhoicissus grew thicker. It must be ensured that it does not spread to other plants.
|It is affected by red spider mites, scale insects, aphids and whiteflies. On the leaves appear brown spots due to sunburn. The shoots are stretched, and the leaves are reduced from lack of light. Leaves can turn yellow and fall off from insufficient watering or from a lack of nutrients.