Vallota

Vallota

Life form Grassy onion
Family Amarillidaceae
Origin South Africa
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties
The size Reaches 60 cm in height
Growth rate Average
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In summer: up to 84,2, in winter it is desirable to contain at a temperature of 46,4-50 ° F.
Humidity Requires medium humidity.
Lighting Illuminated place, bright light. Suitable southern and south-west, and west windows.
The soil Fertile, loose soil is suitable. You can take:   1 part of the garden soil, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leafy earth) and a little lime. You can use the spruce bark. Good drainage and a pot with a hole is required.
Watering During flowering and growth, the soil should be moderately moist, watered every 3-6 days. After flowering watering cut. In the winter, water very moderately.
Fertilizer Fed with liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks. Top dressing is stopped in the fall and fertilizer is not applied in winter.
Reproduction Branch of bulb-children, which are planted in small pots. The size of the pot is increased as the bulb grows. Plants bloom for 2-3 years. Can be propagated by seeds. Seeds are planted in a mixture of peat and sand. Seedlings appear after 2-3 weeks. After 3-4 years, the plants bloom.
Bloom Bright orange-red flowers appear in July-August.
Transfer Replace the top layer of soil annually. Bulb transplanted every 3-4 years. The pot should be shallow with a diameter of about 13 cm, and the bulb should be buried halfway.
Features of care The plant has a period of rest for 2 months, but leaves it does not shed.
Difficulties Perhaps the appearance of aphids, scutes. The bulb may rot.
Air cleaning
Toxicity


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