Syngonium

Syngonium

Life form Herbaceous, liana
Family Asclepiadaceae
Origin about. Madagascar
Ease of cultivation Not the easiest to grow a plant, it is hardly suitable for beginners.
The size It can grow up to 6 m in a pot in length, however shoots should be directed along a particularly curved arch.
Growth rate Up to 60 cm per year.
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In the summer: 59-75,2 ° F; in winter it is desirable to have a cooler content (57,2-60,8 ° F), a minimum temperature of 55,4 ° F.
Humidity In the summer it is desirable to regularly (3-4 times a week) spraying with warm water, not falling on the flowers, it is good to place the pot in a tray with wet expanded clay.
Lighting Bright light, requires shading from the hot midday rays. Suitable south-east or south-west window. In winter, artificial lightening may be necessary.
The soil For a mixture of your own preparation, you should take: 2 pieces of leaf land, 1 turf ground, 1 part peat, 1 part sand. Good drainage is required. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering The soil should be moderately moist. Pour soft soft water with water 2-3 times a week in the summer. In winter, watering is limited to 1 time every 7-10 days. Do not allow moisture to stagnate in the pot. In winter, spray depending on the temperature and humidity.
Fertilizer During the vegetation period 1-2 times a month, liquid fertilizer, diluted two-fold.
Reproduction It is possible to propagate by last year’s lateral apical cuttings, which have one pair of leaves, to root in a mixture of wet peat and sand at a temperature of 68-77 ° F. Before planting, treat the rootstock. Cover the container with polyethylene or glass on top. Rooting lasts up to 6 weeks.
Bloom Blossom all summer: most often from May to June, the second peak of flowering is possible – in September. Fragrant white flowers of a star-shaped form collected in inflorescences-umbrellas.
Transfer Young plants are transplanted twice a year, plants older than 2 years of age are transplanted every spring. Old plants need only change the top layer of the soil.
Features of care For a plentiful flowering of plants, a cool wintering and moderate watering is desirable. The plant does not like drafts and products of gas combustion, however it needs airing. The plant is desirable support, it can be made in the form of a flexible arch. You can grow in hanging baskets. The plant needs to be pruned, weak shoots should be removed, the stretched side shoots shortened to a length of 8 cm. After buds appear, the plant should not be moved – they can fall.
Difficulties It is most often affected by scutes, mealybugs, aphids, and spider mite. The petals and flower buds can ospypatsya if they get wet during spraying, due to the movement of the pot, and as a result drying earthen coma or due to lack of light. Leaves droop and darken at too low a temperature. Slow growth is observed with a lack of nutrients in the soil.The leaves turn yellow with water. Flower buds are twisted, if the plant is badly watered. Flowering may be absent if the plant is too young. In the absence of light, leaves may turn yellow.
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