Siderasis

Siderasis

Life form Herbaceous
Family Commelinaceae
Origin Brazil
Ease of cultivation For a florist with experience
The size At home, it can reach 30-40 cm in height and width.
Growth rate Average intensity of growth
Lifespan Up to 4 years with proper care.
Temperature In the summer: 69,8-84,2 ° F, in winter it is better to keep the temperature at least 60,8 ° F.
Humidity Siderasis requires very high humidity, but can not be sprayed its pubescent leaves. Therefore, it is best to grow it in a terrarium or a bottle garden. You can put the plant on a pallet with wet claydite.
Lighting Prefers partial shade or bright diffused light.
The soil The plant prefers air-permeable soils. For example, for the soil of own preparation, take: 2 parts of leaf land, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of sod land. Good drainage is required.
Watering In spring and summer, water 1-2 times a week. In winter, watering is not more than 1 time per week. The soil between watering should be slightly dry, but never dry completely.
Fertilizer In spring and summer, once a month, liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction Propagate by dividing the overgrown rosettes. Siderasis propagated as cuttings, but this is quite difficult.
Bloom Flowering three-lobed purple flowers diameter of 2-3 cm.
Transfer Transplant once every 2-3 years in a pot of larger diameter.
Features of care Siderasis not be placed on the draft
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mite, and scutellum. The leaves turn brown from excess moisture in the soil. Green leaves turn yellow from excess light. The tips of the leaves dry when too hot and dry or too much light. In this case, the plant may die. The stems can decay with excessive watering.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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