|Herbaceous tuberous plant
|East India, Nepal, Burma, Himalayas
|Ease of cultivation
|Easy to grow
|At home to 1-1.5 m
|The plant is formed in 1 season.
|Perennial plants, but for the winter the aboveground part dies off, only the tuber remains.
|In the summer: up to 75,2 ° F, minimum – + 59 ° F.
|In summer it is better to spray at least 2 times a week. Sauromatum can adapt to dry air, but this increases the threat of contamination spider mite.
|He prefers scattered light and partial shade.
|For the soil of own preparation, take: 1 part of sod land, 1/2 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of leaf land. Or – 1 part turf, 1 part humus, 1 part peat earth, 1/2 of sand (pH 5-7). Always use a pot with a hole.
|In spring and summer, plenty of water 1-2 times a week with water at room temperature, it is best in the morning. The soil should be slightly between waterings to dry toavoid rotting of tubers. In winter, the tubers are not moistened.
|In spring and summer every 2 weeks. It is useful to use organic fertilizers.
|Sauromatum during the growing season forms small child near maternal tubers. The plant is propagated by separating these tubers.
|Cob with a veil, rarely blooms, flowers 20-30 cm outside purple, inside yellow-green with purple stains. The flower has an unpleasant smell. With artificial pollination, berries appear on the spot of the flower.
|The tubers begin to grow at the end of winter. The inflorescence appears even before the planting of the tuber, after which the tuber is placed in the soil.
|Features of care
|In summer the plant can be taken out on the street or on the balcony. Sauromatum has a period of rest. Beginning in October, tubers are excavated for the winter and stored in a dry place at a temperature of 50 ° F. The intensity of flowering sauromatuma depends on the size of tubers.
|Most often it suffers from the rotting of the tuber in excess watering. It is affected by a spider mite. Leaves can bend from a lot of weight, so they are recommended to tie.
|You should be careful when handling the plant, as with all Araceae leaves contain toxic chemicals.