Chastuha plain (plantain)
All the well-known marsh plant chastuhathat is found along the banks of all ponds, rivers, streams and even ditches.
Rhizome in the form of bulbs, which grow rosette of long-petiolate, cordate-oval, pointed leaves.
The value depends on the soil in which the plant sits, and depth of water.
In pure sand they, and in General the plant itself is much smaller, and in deep water even lose their oval shape and become narrow ribbon-like (a bit like the leaves of eel) and transparent, which in shallow water is usually only with the first two leaves.
Trehlopastnye flowers, white or pale pink, rather large, sitting on a branched panicle erect stems, which in deep water becomes quite thin and soft. Flowering occurs from June to September.
Propagated by division of rhizomes produced in spring or autumn, or by sowing in pots, the bottom of which is immersed in water. Under development, the seedlings are seated in pots immersed in water. However, it is much easier to take that the shepherd right in the adult form in ditches or swamps.
For a small garden ponds and suitable ponds, the smallest specimens, which, being planted in the sand and srednegorodskoy water (2 inches), grow well and even give flowers.
It is clear that the Il for this shepherds nicer, but then it reaches a very large size and, although very beautiful, but fills the whole pond.
It is best to plant in the ground, the surface of which is covered with water. Being planted in small instances in very deep water, it completely changes its appearance and becomes, as we said above, a plant with long floating leaves.
In this species A. plantago better tolerate the winter, but often retains leaves in winter and also in normal and shallow water. The location of this chastuha loves sun and its shadow little by little rots and loses all of his letters.
Rhizome retains its vitality and being planted in shallow water in the sun, gives the descendants often even after a two-year stay in the water
In order to have good instances in the winter, in the summer I collect small specimens and hold them (in the sun) floating in the water all summer.
in autumn, at the beginning or even half of August, planted in the sand and shallow water, and when they’re going to undertake, in the same bowl in which they sat immersed in deep water or move it to the grotto.
To get summer, as I said, every first a ditch or swamp.