Rivina

Rivina

Life form Shrub
Family Phytolaccaceae
Origin Subtropical America
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size Can reach a size of 1 m in nature, at home, the plant is better to cut regularly for formation.
Growth rate Young plants grow 10-13 cm annually
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In summer: preferably up to 75,2 ° F. In winter, the optimum temperature is 53,6-59 ° F.
Humidity The plant must be sprinkled daily with soft water and put in wet pebbles.
Lighting Rivina needs a bright diffused light.
The soil Well-drained soil with neutral reaction is suitable. 2 parts of sod land, 1 part of humus, 1 part of leaf land, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite. Soil should not be too fertile.Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering In summer, water abundantly, in winter much less often. Nevertheless, the soil in the pot should not dry out to a great depth.
Fertilizer From May to September 1 time in 2-4 weeks with liquid fertilizer with a reduced nitrogen content, use half the recommended dose. From an excess of nitrogen Rivin faster growing, but may cease to bear fruit.
Reproduction The plant is propagated by stem cuttings, which are rooted in a mixture of peat and sand at a temperature of 68-75,2 ° F. The container is covered with glass or polyethylene. A plant can blossom in the same year.You can propagate seeds in spring at a temperature of 75,2-77 ° F, sowing them in mini-greenhouses in a mixture of peat and sand.
Bloom Small white-pink flowers collected in a brush. In their place, red berries are formed, which are more decorative, in comparison with inflorescences.
Transfer Transplanted annually in the spring, but pots should not be large and deep, because Rivin better blooms and bears fruit in close pot.
Features of care Rivina is most decorative at a young age. It is necessary to carry out regular pruning of shoots in the spring.
Difficulties It can be affected by spider mites, thrips and scale insects. Berries can crumble from insufficient lighting or too high temperatures in winter. The leaves fall off when the root system is rotting from excessive watering or too high temperatures in winter with insufficient lighting.
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Toxicity When eaten, it can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other symptoms that are not life threatening.


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