Aspidistra — care at home


Suggest you fill up your home collection Aspidistras.

It is not quite whimsical houseplant, and doesn’t require constant attention.

It belongs to the family landysheva and has a small number of varieties.

One of the species is Aspidistra high –(Aspidistra elatior Blume). Grows in mountain forests of China and Japan.

Aspidistra is a decorative foliage plant blooms rarely.

The flowers appear on the rhizome, they are yellow-brown or crimson-brown color.

After flowering, the formation of small one-seeded berries. Grows very slowly and reaches a height of 30-60cm with proper care can grow up to 1m.

It is a herbaceous plant with overhead or underground rhizome. On top of tall stalks rise glossy leaves of dark green color similar to the Lily.

This flower can withstand the lack of light and can be positioned away from Windows or on the North side of the room.

Not like direct sunlight, and prolonged exposure to the sun faces sun burns and spots on the leaves.

You begin to feel better, aspidistra leaves must be washed with a damp sponge 2 times a week. Spraying and humidity for Aspidistra is irrelevant.

Survives well at room temperature and loves both warm and cool the room. The optimum temperature in winter is about +16°C.

Water abundantly in spring and summer. But in autumn and winter watering should be reduced.

When wetting occurs in root rot and yellowing leaves, if this occurs, reduce watering and treat the soil with 2% solution of potassium permanganate, and plant fungicides.

Aspidistra need to feed in the growing period of organic and mineral fertilizers 1 time per 2-3 weeks.

Transplant produce in the spring as needed between 2 to 5 years. For replanting like soil mixture of turf and deciduous earth with nitrogen.

Aspidistra propagated by dividing rhizomes. The most favorable period for planting is early spring. Division of the root occurs with a sharp knife.

Try not to leave deep cuts and the General part must be with two or more leaves. After separation, fill the wound with powdered charcoal.

Striking plant is mainly scale insects and spider mites. Treat the plant aktellikom, akvarin or infusion of tobacco.

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