Senecio

Senecio

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Asteraceae (Compositeae)
Origin Tropical Africa, Namibia, Morocco
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties
The size Stems up to 1 m in length
Growth rate High enough: up to 20-30 cm per year. Rowley’s ragwort, on the contrary, grows very slowly, adding only a few centimeters a year.
Lifespan Usually they grow 2-3 years, after which the plant is renewed, because it loses decorativeness. The plant has been growing for many years.
Temperature In the summer: it is better to maintain the temperature to 77 ° F in the daytime and 53,6-60,8 ° F at night, in winter – 59-64,4 ° F. At too high a temperature, the leaves of the ragwort quickly fade and fall off.
Humidity The average room humidity is suitable. The leaves of the ragged fusiform in the heat sometimes fade, but this phenomenon is temporary. It is advisable not to sprinkle Rowley’s ragwort; Only in dry air on the leaves a bluish-gray bloom is formed.
Lighting The ragwort needs bright, scattered light, direct light causes yellowing and twisting of the leaves. The plant requires bright light, especially in winter, suitable for growing on a southern window, requires shading only on sunny days. With a lack of light, weak shoots are formed, and the leaves are small and immediately fall off.
The soil For a mixture of own preparation, you should take: 2 parts of turf ground, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite. Rowley’s wilderness requires light soil from a mixture of leaf land, sand and crushed rubble. You can add a little charcoal. Always use a pot with an opening and drainage.
Watering Watering of the ragweed should be moderate, in the summer approximately every 4-6 days, the soil should dry before another watering. In the winter it should be kept dry, the plant is practically not watered. Excess water leads to rotting of the roots. At the mitesecine, with a lack of moisture, leaves may wilt, however, the turgor is quickly restored after watering.
Fertilizer The ragwort is fed with a solution of fertilizer, diluted twice with respect to the norm. With excessive fertilizing, the plant grows rapidly and grows old. The ragwort Rowl is fed in summer once a month by liquid fertilizer for cacti. Excess of nitrogen weakens the plant. In winter, do not fertilize.
Reproduction The cuttings are easily rooted in late spring and early summer. Cut the shoots, which are divided into cuttings 4-5 cm long, the cut is made directly under the knot. Dry the cuttings, cut off the 2 lower leaves and sprout in a mixture of peat and sand. Rooting lasts about a week. Sprouted cuttings are planted in a pot for several pieces. Similarly, Rowley’s ragwort multiplies by cuttings. Rowley’s ragwort multiplies easily by layers. For example, if a “bald patch” forms in the center of the pot, the shooter shoots the shoot to the bare soil, where it easily roots. Rowley’s swine is also propagated by seeds that must be fresh, quickly lose their germination.
Bloom The ragwort forms yellow inflorescences-baskets, similar to daisy flowers. Rowley’s ragwort blooms only for adults. Flowers – scented pink and white baskets.
Transfer Young plants of the crimson are transplanted twice a year into a pot at a size larger. Adult plants are transplanted in the spring each year, while slightly deepening the plant to hide the leafless shoots. The plant should be transplanted into a larger pot.Rowley’s seedling is transplanted, on the contrary, as rarely as possible, only when the pot is too small and the leaves are small. In this case, you should be very careful not to damage the fragile leaves of the plant. Sometimes you have to break a pot.
Features of care The plant must be cut in spring. It is timely to remove the discolored baskets. Suitable for hanging baskets. The mite swine can be grown with a support. In summer, Rowley’s ragweed is useful to take out on the balcony.
Difficulties It is affected by mealybug, aphids and mealybug and spider mites. A botrytis fungus can develop in a cold, shady moist place. Leaves turn pale, shallow, stems stretch out when there is a lack of light. The leaves turn yellow, brown spots appear on them from too bright light. The lower leaves grow brown and die with the aging of the ragwort, this is a natural process. The leaves wilt when the soil is wet due to excessive watering at low temperatures and lack of light.Rowley’s gooseberry leaves turn yellow and wrinkle from intense heat. The growth of the plant ceases, the lower leaves, fade and fall, the bases of the stems rot from the water-logging of the soil. In this case, it is necessary to cut and re-grow healthy shoots.
Air cleaning
Toxicity Eating, especially in large quantities, can cause serious consequences for the heart, liver, kidneys or brain.


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