Scirpus

Scirpus

Life form Herbaceous
Family Cyperaceae
Origin Tropics of the Mediterranean
Ease of cultivation A fairly unpretentious plant, there are small difficulties in growing.
The size Stems up to 20-25 cm in length
Growth rate The plant grows very wide
Lifespan Perennial plant, but it can age rapidly and require frequent division
Temperature Prefers temperature 64,4-68 ° F during the day and about 50 ° F at night, at a higher temperature, generally decreases the humidity, which may be accompanied by shrinkage of the plant’s stems.
Humidity The minimum humidity is 50%, requires daily spraying with soft water, especially in winter, and if the temperature is above 68 ° F (at least every 2 days). It is necessary to use various methods of increasing  humidity.
Lighting Non-directional light or penumbra. He prefers northern or eastern windows, can grow in the depths of a bright room. It turns yellow in bright light. In low light it begins to wilt.
The soil For a mixture of own preparation, take 1 part of the leaf earth, 1 part peat, 1 part sand. Or equal parts peat and sand and up to 20% on the basis of manure fertilizer. Good drainage is required (at least a quarter of the height of the pot).
Watering The plant is very hygrophilous, the lower part of the pot must be in the summer in the water, in the winter after watering the water is drained. The soil must be moist all the time. If the soil in the pot dries up, the plant will turn yellow within the next 24 hours.
Fertilizer During the growth from May to September, once a month, feed on liquid fertilizer, diluted twice against the recommended concentration.
Reproduction Dividing overgrown plants in spring when transplanting, dig the plant and manually tear it, dividing the plant into several parts. If the plant is not being divided regularly, he begins to “go bald”: in the center of the plant dry leaves. The plant also propagated by seeds, which are collected from the ears. The seeds are sown very shallow into a mixture of peat, leaf earth and sand. After seeding, the container is covered with glass. Germinate at a temperature of 64,4 ° F, periodically watering. The strong seedlings after the dive are planted in 9-cm pots. Shoots develop slowly enough.
Bloom Blossoms in the summer, small yellow-green flowers, collected in ordinary-looking spikelets are formed at the end of each leaf-peduncle.
Transfer Every 2-3 years in the spring, when the plant will become cramped in a pot. The plant needs a pot (preferably ceramic), 1.5 times larger than the previous one.
Features of care Old yellowed leaves are cut to the root, new ones will soon grow in their place. The plant very well grows near the aquarium or pool. The stores often plant sold in cardboard, plastic or bamboo tube. It looks nice, but as soon as possible, the handset should be removed as soon as possible. plant would otherwise be devoid of light and air. The plant can be grown hydroponically. It looks very nice in hanging pots.
Difficulties Very rarely amazed aphids. The stems pale and stretch, they look sluggish, drooping from the lack of light. The tips of the stems turn yellow and wither in too dry air and from bright light. The whole plant withers from inadequate watering. If the plant is yellow and wilted, and the soil is moist, the probable cause is too cold (wilted stems must be cut off). Stems can become stiff and dry, growth will stop in case of excess of mineral substances.
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