Zephyranthes

Zephyranthes

Life form Grassy onion
Family Amaryllaceae
Origin Cuba
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size Reaches 40 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 50-53,6 ° F. The Zephyranthes is quite resistant to various temperatures.
Humidity Requires medium humidity
Lighting Illuminated place, bright light. The south-west, east and west windows are suitable. It is desirable that the sun hit the plant in the morning. When there is insufficient light, the zephyrantes do not bloom.
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. However, the plant can grow on relatively poor soils. Good drainage and a pot with a hole are required.
Watering During flowering and growth, the soil should be moderately moist, watered every 3-6 days. After flowering watering cut. In winter, water very moderately or do not water at all to avoid decaying bulbs.
Fertilizer Feed with liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks. Top dressing is stopped in the fall and fertilizer is not applied in winter.
Reproduction The separation of bulb-children, which in large quantities are formed around the mother plant, they are planted in separate 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 2-3 years the plants bloom.
Bloom Pale pink and white flowers last 1-2 days, but then new ones blossom. Blossoms in spring and summer, sometimes throughout the summer.
Transfer Bulbs transplanted annually. The pot should be shallow in diameter about 13 cm, bulb so that only the top remains on top.
Features of care The plant has a period of rest in winter, when it loses its leaves. Watering should be stopped and the zephyrantes kept in coolness (50-53,6 ° F), in February watering should be gradually renewed. Sometimes, when kept in warmth and intensive watering, the plant does not discard leaves in winter, but it blooms in this case less actively. Zephyranthes white should be watered in winter, it should not lose leaves, it can be grown in summer in the open ground (in this case you need to dig bulbs for the winter).
Difficulties Perhaps the appearance of aphids, scutes. The bulb may rot.
Air cleaning
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