Sanchezia

Sanchezia

Life form Grassy, ​​bush
Family Acanthaceae
Origin Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow
The size From 30 cm to 1 m in height, but as you grow, pruning is necessary.
Growth rate Very fast. 5-6 leaves per year.
Lifespan A perennial plant, however it quickly extends, so timely pruning or re-rooting is required.
Temperature In the summer: 75,2 ° F, in winter it is better to keep the temperature at least +64,4 ° F in the daytime and +60,8 ° F at night.
Humidity Sprinkle with soft water and keep in moist pebbles. Sanhesia adapts to the low humidity of premises, but the conditions of high humidity are more suitable for it.
Lighting Bright diffused light, the southern window approaches, however on a bright sun the sanhesia must be shaded. Sanhesia can also grow in insufficient light, but the brightness of the color of the leaves depends on the intensity of the illumination. The east window is ideal.
The soil The soil must be breathable, sand or perlite with peat should be added if it is too dense. For a mixture of self-cooking should take: 1 part sod land, 1 part coarse sand or perlite and peat, 1 part humus. Always use a pot with an opening and drainage.
Watering The soil must be constantly moist. However, the overflow should also be feared, the soil should dry up to a depth of 1 cm between waterings. During growth, it is necessary to water at least 2 times a week, a plant with a height of 40 cm requires a glass of water for irrigation. When the soil dries up, the plant wilts very quickly, but it restores the turgor well after watering.
Fertilizer During the growing season every 10-15 days, liquid fertilizer, alternating organic and mineral. The plant requires a rather fertile soil.
Reproduction For reproduction, cuttings obtained by cutting, 15 cm in length, in spring or in summer, can be used. The stalk must have at least 2 sheets. Root in a mixture of wet peat and perlite in conditions of high humidity at a temperature of 75,2 ° F, pre-treating the stalk with heteroauxin. You can take root in the water. In any case, the stalk should be sprayed abundantly and kept under polyethylene. Large leaves can be cut in half.Probably multiplication by seeds, which should be sown in early spring.
Bloom Bristly or capitate inflorescences, flowers with yellow, orange, purple bracts, flowers in summer, faded inflorescences should be removed. Sanhezia blooms at high temperature and high humidity.
Transfer Once a year in April. After the transplant, it is advisable to keep the sanhezia under polyethylene, because due to damage to the root system powerful leaves get enough moisture, and can very quickly poniknut. In the summer, in case of rapid growth, transshipment is necessary.
Features of care Plants should be cut very regularly in spring or resumed from cuttings. In summer it is good to take out on the street, sanheziya loves ventilated rooms.
Difficulties In dry air, the tips of the leaves dry, the leaves fall off in the summer as a result of sunburn or because of dry air, and in winter, most likely because of the drying of the soil.As a result of a sunburn, brown spots on the leaves may also appear. The base of the stems decays with excessive moisture of the soil in the cold, and slow growth, smaller new leaves are observed with a shortage of food. It is affected by a spider mite, mealybugs, aphids, and very often scabbards.
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