Tolmiea

Tolmiea

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Saxifragaceae
Origin West Coast of the United States
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow plant
The size Not a very large plant up to 15-20 cm in height and up to 40 cm in diameter.
Growth rate On each sheet of adult Tolman appear young plants.
Lifespan Perennial plant, but after 2 years Tolman loses its appeal, zasyhaya in the center, so it is advisable to divide the plant more often or regularly update it.
Temperature The most comfortable temperature for the plant is 59-64,4 ° F in the daytime and 41-50 ° F at night. At higher temperatures, the leaf petioles grow more strongly, and the plant ages faster.
Humidity Moderate, the plant is resistant to dry air. However, the winter should be Tolman posatvit away from radiators in the pan with a wet expanded clay and regularly sprayed.
Lighting Bright scattered light, tolerate penumbra, but the bright color of the leaves is better manifested in the light, especially this is important in the winter. It is necessary to make shade from direct sun rays.
The soil Suitable shop soil. For a mixture of own preparation, take: 1 part of the leafy earth and 1 part of the sand. 2nd – option – Part 1 sod land, 1 part coarse sand or perlite and 2 parts peat or humus. Always use a pot with a hole. Good drainage is also necessary.
Watering The soil must be constantly wet, because the drying of the earth leads to wilting and yellowing of the leaves. In summer, water about 2 times a week, in winter every 8-12 days.
Fertilizer In the summer, once a month, half a dozen liquid fertilizers are fed. You can feed more often, but you should be careful, because Tolman tender roots are sensitive to excessive feeding.
Reproduction It multiplies by dividing the bush during transplantation. However, it is very easy to propagate by leaf cuttings with daughter rosettes. In this case, the leaf petiole is shortened and planted directly into the soil to the very base of the petiole. Soon the daughter plant has roots. Root leaf can be rooted in water. In this case, cut the stalk to 1 cm.
Bloom Adult plants form long peduncles with inflorescences of small flowers, which should be removed in a timely manner.
Transfer They are transplanted every spring.
Features of care It is good to grow in hanging baskets. It prefers ventilated premises, it is better to carry it out in the summer to the garden or to the balcony. Dust from the leaves is washed off, spraying, but until the evening the leaves must dry. It is necessary to remove dead leaves in time.
Difficulties Rarely affected by pests. Perhaps the appearance of a scab, a mealybug and a spider mite. Leaves stretch, turn pale and grow dim in low light. Lower leaves with age turn yellow and die – this is a natural process. Dead leaves should be removed in a timely manner. The leaves turn yellow and wither, and their stalks rot at the base with excess watering. The leaves turn yellow, their edges curl and wither in a very dry and hot atmosphere.
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