Sedum

Sedum

Life form Succulent
Family Crassulaceae
Origin Mexico, Guatemala
Ease of cultivation Most species are easy to grow plants
The size Depending on the type from 10 cm to 1 m in height
Growth rate Medium, several centimeters per season
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: room, up to 80,6 ° F, in winter the minimum temperature is +46,4 ° F. The plant is resistant to heat in summer and to cold air from the window in winter.
Humidity Low. However, most species will not be damaged by spraying in the spring, in order to wash off the dust from the leaves.
Lighting Bright sun, direct light. A small shade may be required only in very bright sun. Dimming is very useful in winter. On the northern window the plant will not grow normally. In species with reddish leaves, the characteristic color is manifested only in bright light.
The soil Suitable shop soil for succulents with a small addition of sand. For a mixture of own preparation, take:   3 parts of coarse sand or perlite, 2 parts of turf ground, 2 parts of humus (leafy earth), 2 parts of peat. You can add a brick crumb Requires good drainage.
Watering The top layer of soil between waterings in the summer should dry up well. In summer, water abundantly about once a week, the rest of the time 2-3 times a month. Excess water from the pan should be drained.
Fertilizer During growth, feed the cacti with fertizler one a month.
Reproduction They are easy to root in moist sand. Easily propagates apical shoots, which should be dried before drying. Root in peat and sand. Sand from time to time spray. Rooted cuttings are transplanted into separate pots and placed in conditions of bright scattered light.It can be propagated by seeds that are sown in a mixture of leaf land and sand and germinated, covered with a film and daily aired and sprayed crops. Fresh seeds germinate in 1-2 weeks.
Bloom Stargate flowers of yellow, red or white color appear in the spring.In the room conditions, the flowers are rarely blooming.
Transfer Transplanted rarely, only greatly overgrown plants. Without special need, the plant does not disturb, because The root system of purification does not develop as fast as shoots. When transplanting, leaves that can be used for reproduction often break off.
Features of care The plant needs to be ventilated. The leaves of the cleanses are quite fragile and easily break off. Expanded cleaning is very difficult to water; the entire surface of the soil is covered with shoots and leaves. In this case, the pertinent bottom watering, but there should also be careful not to moisten the soil excessively.
Difficulties It is very rarely affected by pests, sometimes there are mealybugs. Leaves shrivel and wilt most often from drying up the soil. With an excess of soil moisture, especially at low temperatures, rotting of the root systems is possible. Falling leaves can be observed as a consequence of transplantation. The stems are stretched, and the leaves are rarely located with a lack of light.
Air cleaning
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