Ampelopsis — care at home
This is a very beautiful and unpretentious plant of the family Vinogradov.
Magnificently twining perennial vine with bright berries. Just remember that these berries can be eaten.
Studied about 20 kinds of Ampelopsis, with amazing leaf color from bright purple to olive green color, it will be a real decoration of any garden.
Reproduction of ampelopsis
This plant vegetative method of propagation. In the early spring to cut the stalk with one internode. Rooting is fairly rapid, about 80% of the cuttings successfully root. Please note that the soil temperature should be about 15°C.
The optimal composition for Ampelopsis is mixed in equal proportions turf, sand, humus, leaf mold, peat. You can buy ready-made mixture with a pH of 6, such as warehouses No., No. 1,2,3,5,6.
From early spring to late summer to feed the plant organic and mineral fertilizers. It is recommended to do it 1-2 times a week. In autumn and winter the plant does not need fertilizing.
LightingAmpelopsis should be protected from direct sunlight. In dry hot weather, under the open sun it loses its appeal.
It is better place with ambient light where the leaves grow larger, and the color becomes richer and brighter.
Humidity and watering
Spray Ampelopsis do not have. But in the summer, especially in hot weather, the plant should be abundantly and frequently watered.
In winter, watering is moderate, if wintering occurs in dry place at low temperature, watering excluded.
In the warm season, from may to September, Ampelopsis it is recommended to make the fresh air, or to include in a ventilated area.
The winter the plant endures well if kept in a cool place at a temperature of about 15°C. At a relatively warm winter, you can leave it in the open field. To do this, it will need to cover, paying special attention to the root system.
Pruning and transplanting
Early spring Ampelopsis can be transplanted. If the plant is young, repot it every year and every 2-3 years grown plant.
Cut Ampelopsis 2 times a year, for the first time in the autumn, before wintering, and the second in spring until shoots have not started to actively grow.
Spring recommended short crop, and the fall – stronger, what would the plants rest over the winter.
Pests and diseases
Of course, if not properly maintained, the plant may be sick. It is subjected to rust, Botrytis and Fusarium. Pest Ampelopsis known to every gardener: it is scale insects, whiteflies and aphids.