Saintpaulia

Saintpaulia

Life form Herbaceous
Family Gesneriaceae
Origin Africa
Ease of cultivation A fairly unpretentious plant
The size Usually from 2 to 20 cm in height, up to 40 cm in diameter.
Growth rate High
Lifespan 3-4 years, after which it is desirable to rejuvenate the plant, pereukorenyaya top of either using leaf cuttings.
Temperature In the summer: 68-77 ° F, in the winter not below 59 ° F. With a strong heat, the plant ceases to grow and bloom.
Humidity High (50-70%). Do not spray, put the pot in a tray with wet pebbles or other methods to increase the levels of humidity.
Lighting Scattered light. Suitable for oriental, western window and cultivation in artificial lighting conditions.
The soil Suitable lightweight breathable primer. For the soil of your own preparation, you can take 1 part of leaf land, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat and a little charcoal. It is mandatory to use drainage.
Watering Watered depending on the temperature of the air 1 time in 2-4 days. Avoid overflow. Use soft, durable warm water.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, every two weeks, a liquid fertilizer, diluted two-fold.
Reproduction They are most often propagated by leaf cuttings, which easily take root in water or in soil substratum. Young plants are separated when they reach a value of 3-5 cm.
Bloom Blossom all year round with flowers of various shapes and colors.
Transfer Young plants grow several times. Adults are transplanted once a year, combining transplantation with plant renewal.
Features of care Plants protect from a draft, can not stand in the summer on the balcony or on the street.
Difficulties Amazed mealybugs and cyclamen mites. It is possible to decay the roots of the plant during stagnation of moisture or stagnation of water in the center of the rosette. When water gets on the leaves, stains form on them.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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