Saxifraga

Saxifraga

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Saxifragaceae
Origin China
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow plant
The size Not very large plant up to 10-12 cm in height and in diameter, however long stolons with children reach 1 m in length.
Growth rate Young plant becomes an adult for 1 growing season.
Lifespan More than 10 years, however it is desirable to update the plant.
Temperature The most comfortable temperature for the plant is 55,4-64,4 ° F, but it can adapt to different temperatures, the minimum that the plant can withstand – 44,6 ° F.
Humidity Moderate, the plant is resistant to dry air, pubescent leaves do not respond very well to spraying.
Lighting Bright scattered light, and tolerate penumbra, but the bright color of the leaves is better manifested in the light. It is necessary to make shade from direct sun rays.
The soil Suitable shop soil. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the turf ground, 1 part coarse-grained sand or perlite and 2 parts peat or humus. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering The soil should dry a little between watering to a depth of 2-3 cm. In summer, water about 2 times a week, in winter every 8-12 days.
Fertilizer In the summer, once a month, half a dozen liquid fertilizers are fed.
Reproduction It is easily multiplied by daughter sockets at the end of the air whiskers, which are planted directly into the soil. It is desirable to plant several daughter plants in one pot.
Bloom Small white flowers with a yellow core, blossoms in June.
Transfer They are transplanted every spring.
Features of care It is good to grow in hanging baskets. It prefers ventilated premises, it is better to carry it out in the summer to the garden or to the balcony. The plant is not cut, only the wilted leaves are removed. Can be used as a ground cover plant.
Difficulties Rarely affected by pests. Perhaps the appearance of aphids and spider mites. Withered leaves at the base indicate that the plant has aged, it needs to be renewed. The plant does not give a mustache, if there are not enough nutrients or a need for a transplant. The extended growth and loose rosette are observed in too hot conditions.
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