Tydaea

Tydaea

Life form Grassy, ​​ampel
Family Gesneriaceae
Origin Tropical America
Ease of cultivation Lightweight, suitable for beginners.
The size Height up to 45 cm. With a lack of light, the species is inclined to stretch.
Growth rate It grows quite slowly throughout the year.
Lifespan With age, the plant loses decorativeness, therefore, if the plant is not cut for the winter, it is desirable to rejuvenate it after 2-3 years.
Temperature In the summer: 73,4-75,2 ° F, in winter no less than 59 ° F, the plant is thermophilic and can die at low temperature. The plant should be protected from drafts.
Humidity Spray the air around the thidea, avoiding moisture on the flowers and leaves, on which stains can form from the water. It is better to place the pot in a pallet with moist pebbles and do not spray the plant or use other methods to enhance   humidity. Keep plants away from radiators.
Lighting Scattered light. Suitable for the east and west windows, should be shaded from the direct midday rays. In bright light, the leaves turn yellow and twist. With lack of light, there is no flowering.
The soil Suitable light breathable slightly acidic soil. Soil own cooking you can take 2 pieces of leaf soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part peat, 1 part humus, you can add charcoal.It is mandatory to use drainage.
Watering During flowering regular watering, approximately every 3-4 days, the top layer of the soil should dry slightly between watering. Use only soft warm water. With the onset of autumn watering cut, in winter to water 1 time a week or not to water at all, if the plant has passed into a state of rest. Water should not, if possible, fall on the leaves and especially on the flowers.
Fertilizer From April to September, once a month, a liquid fertilizer, diluted two-fold. You can use fertilizer for orchids.
Reproduction Tidei is propagated by dividing tubers during a transplant in the spring.They also propagate with seeds, which are planted in January-February in a mixture of leaf land and sand and do not sprinkle with earth. Cover the container with glass and germinate the seeds at a temperature of 71,6-75,2 ° F. Every day, the glass is removed for ventilation.Tidei is propagated by leaf and stem cuttings. They just take root in the water.
Bloom Blossom from May to September with tubular flowers of violet color.
Transfer Transplanted 1 time in 2-3 years in the spring, while you should increase the size of the pot if the tubers have greatly expanded.
Features of care It is necessary to remove dried leaves and flowers in a timely manner. In winter, the plant can be at rest when the leaves die. In the spring, the tubers are transplanted, and the plant resumes growth. Thida can continue to grow in the winter, however, it usually loses appeal at this time and needs less watering.
Difficulties Thida can be affected by mealybug and thrips, aphids and spider mites. Brown spots on the leaves appear when watering the plant with cold water overnight. Tydea is stretched strongly when there is a lack of lighting. Leaves can turn yellow from excess fertilizer. Leaves curl and fall in dry air.
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