Setcreasea

Setcreasea

Life form Herbaceous, ampel, liana
Family Commelinaceae
Origin Mexico
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow, recommended for beginners.
The size At home, it can reach a length of up to 80 cm, but relatively not long sprouts up to 40 cm look better and stretched bare stems do not look very attractive.
Growth rate It grows fairly quickly: up to 25-30 cm per year.
Lifespan Perennial plants. However, over time, the plant needs to be updated.
Temperature In the summer: 64,4-75,2 ° F, at a higher temperature the leaves age more rapidly, in winter it is better to keep the temperature at least 50-55,4 ° F.
Humidity The plant is relatively easy to grow in dry air environments. Although the post-embolization is fairly stable, the conditions of high humidity when the pots are kept in a pallet with moist expanded clay will ensure its optimal growth. Spray the plant is not due to its pubescence.
Lighting Prefers bright scattered light and at least 3 hours per day of direct sun. In case of insufficient light, the stems may stretch, and the leaves lose their bright color and become green.
The soil The plant can grow in almost any soil. For example, to prepare the soil of their own to take: 1 part compost soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of sod land.
Watering In spring and summer, water 2 times in the non -level with standing water, the soil should not dry out, but water stagnation should not be tolerated. In winter, watered no more than 1 time per week. The soil between watering should be only slightly moist.
Fertilizer In spring and summer, once a month, liquid fertilizer. With more frequent fertilizing, the plant grows rapidly, but shoots are formed weak.
Reproduction Stenocerosis can be easily propagated by apical cuttings about 8 cm long. The stalk is planted in a mixture of peat and moss. Easily rooted in water. In the pot, it is desirable to plant several cuttings at once. The tops of the cuttings are plucked several times.
Bloom Blooms in the summer with small pinkish-violet flowers with corollas of three petals.
Transfer The young plant is transplanted as it grows, sometimes even 2 times a year. Adult grasping, in which the diameter of the grush exceeds 25 cm, is transplanted once every 2-3 years. However, with age, shoots are bare, they should be replaced with young cuttings.
Features of care Settlement easily adapts to different growth conditions. In spring, pruning is carried out, leaving a shoot length of only 2.5 cm. The tips of shoots should be regularly plucked regularly. The stems and leaves of the plant easily break, so it is better to place them in places where they will be less affected.
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mites and whiteflies. The tips of the leaves dry when too hot and dry or too much light. Too slow growth and smaller young leaves are observed with a lack of nutrition. The stems can decay with excessive watering. The lower parts of the shoots become bare with plant age, a normal process (for his slow plant to better ensure the cooler conditions at night). Stems are stretched with a lack of light, but in old plants this is a natural process. Violet leaves turn green with a lack of light.
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