Rosmarinus

Rosmarinus

Life form Bush
Family Lamiaceae
Origin Mediterranean, Europe
Ease of cultivation Quite complex for growing in indoor plants
The size In room conditions – 45 cm (requires regular pruning)
Growth rate High, up to 20 centimeters per season
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: room, + 73,4-77 ​​° F, in winter the temperature is desirable + 42,8-59 ° F.
Humidity In summer, the plant tolerates the average humidity level in the room. In winter, when heating is on, the rosemary should be placed in a pallet with wet claydite.
Lighting Bright light not less than 6 hours a day, south, south-west window. Rosemary should be rotated regularly (every 2 days) for the uniform development of the crown. Summer requires shading from the hottest sunlight, in winter the lighting should be as bright as possible. In the shade, the plant may die. When grown under artificial lighting, the lamp should be placed at a height of 15 cm from the plant and the rosemary should be lightened for 14 hours a day.
The soil Requires a permeable substrate. For a mixture of own preparation, one should take equal parts of coarse-grained sand or perlite, turf ground, leaf earth, peat. Good drainage is required. You can mix 2 parts of the universal soil mixture from the store with 1 part perlite or sand.
Watering In summer, water abundantly, but the soil between watering should be slightly dry. The plant is harmful as the complete drying of the earth coma, and stagnation of moisture.With excessive moisture, rosemary perishes from decaying roots, with complete drying of the soil, the plant also quickly dies. Watering is necessary when the soil dries to a depth of 2.5 – 5 cm, more often it is necessary to water actively growing shrubs. It is especially important to properly water the plant in winter.
Fertilizer During growth, once a month, feed up with a fertilizer diluted twice.
Reproduction Propagates by apical or stem cuttings about 7.5 cm long. Cuttings are first moistened, immersed in rootstocks, shaken off excess powder and rooted in a mixture of peat and sand. The substrate should be kept moist, but not wet. Cuttings take root in 3-4 weeks.
Bloom Blooms in April-May with small blue-violet flowers with a vyemchatoy lip.
Transfer Young plants are transplanted annually in April, at the age of more than 5 years – every 3-4 years, with each year changing the top layer of the soil. The pot should not be too large, because this creates a risk of root rot. Clay pots are preferable to use. they allow the roots to breathe. However, watering the plant in them will have more.
Features of care When grown in the room rosemary needs maximum ventilation in order to avoid the appearance of mildew, especially in winter. Sometimes even use a fan to create air circulation.
Difficulties The most common cause of death of rosemary at home is powdery mildew, which is not always noticeable as a white mealy coating on the pubescent leaves of rosemary. The appearance of brown leaves in winter can be associated with excess or less with insufficient watering of the plant, lack of sunlight or the influence of powdery mildew.
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