Akalifa care at home
Rod abilify includes both shrubs and herbaceous perennials.
Its distinctive feature is the variegated leaves and flowers, presented in the form of buds.
Among growers, the most common 2 types:Metinvesta akalifa. A fairly tall plant (up to 80cm) which has or only male or only female flowers.
Usually grown female plants. They have furry catkins are bright red in color. What they called Fox tail.
Akalifa Wilkes. Remarkable leaves of this species: greenish background with a hint of bronze there are red blotches. Some types of this plant are used as a basket.
Usually akalifa is grown in flower pots, decorating their form room. In summer it is better to make out. It is desirable to put the plant in partial shade, but not where direct sunlight.
If you want to grow a plant in the country, but in the winter, can not leave him. In late summer it is better to dig up and replant in the pot.
Long shoots before you cut. The substrate typically use a rich organic soil with added sand. For example, leaf and sod land. We should not forget about the manure and the sand.
For winter the optimum temperature to +16°C. However, akalifa and tolerates a higher temperature, if it is in partial shade and the humidity is relatively high.
It is best to place the plant on a light box and in hot weather to create shading. Of all kinds only akalifa Wilkes in small amounts brings the sunlight, for all others it is detrimental.
Don’t be afraid to pour akasofu quite often. It is a moisture – loving plant. In addition, if the temperature is high, the plant should be sprayed to maintain humidity. From February to the end of summer the flower, you should add fertilizer, preferably mineral.
In order for the plant was fluffy, he should pinch back. It is desirable every year to grow new copies of abilify, as for three years she usually loses its shape.
If desired, an overgrown plant can give an attractive look to cut the regrown shoots. After pruning should water the plant and, if necessary, to spray.
The plant can take a beating from aphids, whiteflies, spider mites. You may also notice spots on the leaves are caused by fungal infections.
But no special processing such damage usually do not require. And don’t forget: akalifa houseplant is poisonous.