Soleirolia

Soleirolia

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Urticaceae
Origin Corsica, Mallorca, Sardinia
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow a plant with little difficulty
The size Ground-cover plant, forms a mat with a height of 5-10 cm.
Growth rate Very fast.
Lifespan Long-term, however, requires periodic updates, because it loses decorativeness, especially in low humidity conditions.
Temperature In summer and winter: up to 69,8 ° F, at night the temperature can drop by 33,8-35,6 ° F. At too high a temperature, the plant stretches and falls ill.
Humidity Spray daily with soft water, however, in the absence of sunlight. The plant requires high humidity, which should be maintained by all known   ways.
Lighting Bright diffused light, penumbra. Excess of light is harmful to soleroid oil, its leaves turn purple and curl.
The soil A rich humus soil is required. For a mixture of own preparation should take: 1 part of the greenhouse, 1 part peat. Good drainage is required. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering During growth, it is necessary to water at least every 2-3 days. In winter, once a week. The soil must be moist all the time, with insufficient watering the leaves lose the turgor, but after watering again it is rebuilt. With systematic drying, the plant may die.
Fertilizer During the growing season every 15-20 days with liquid organic fertilizer. Mineral fertilizers should be diluted twofold.
Reproduction Most often propagated by dividing the overgrown plants, while planting parts of the plant with a small lump of soil. You can multiply by layers: next to the overgrown plant put small pots with soil, in which peg shoots. Soon they will give roots and they are separated from the Mtaerin plant. For reproduction, you can use stem cuttings, which within 2 weeks give roots in boiled water. Cuttings can be germinated in a small plant in a mixture of peat and sand or directly in the soil. Sprout for 2-3 weeks. It is advisable to plant several cuttings in one pot. Adult plants after flowering give self-seeding.
Bloom Blooms rarely unattractive small white flowers.
Transfer Transplanted rarely, when the plant has grown strongly, and in the center formed “bald spots.” It is advisable to transplant into shallow, but wide pots, so that the plant grows in breadth. As a rule, the transplant is combined with the division of the plant.
Features of care The plant prefers conditions of high humidity. It is well-grown in terrariums and bottled gardens. “Saltwater shoots require regular pruning and can serve as a ground cover for large trees and shrubs.
Difficulties The stems near the soil surface and turn brown rot from excessive watering with a small amount of light. With a lack of light, the shoots stretch, the interstices increase, the leaves turn pale. The tips of shoots dry out in too dry air. If the stems of the plant are stretched out with sufficient light, the reason for this may be a too high temperature in winter. From the dryness of the soil, the leaves may wilt. It is affected by a spider mite.
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