Chlorophytum — care at home
Chlorophytum — the most popular houseplant that is found in virtually every home.
Its popularity the flower room is received through the unpretentious care.
With him easy, even for novice gardeners.
This houseplant is usually grown as ampelnoe. Its thin long leaves can be solid or variegated in color.
Mustache hanging down with the new plants decorate the house. They can be used in flower arrangements than are often used by designers and florists. It should be noted that Chlorophytum perfectly cleans the air from harmful substances.
Chlorophytum — care tips
Location and lighting
Despite the fact that Chlorophytum is an undemanding plant and will feel fantastic under any light, it is recommended to choose a place where a flower in the morning and evening will fall filtered sunlight.
Varieties with variegated leaves should be placed in bright areas, or the leaves can purchase a solid color. In summer, the best option is to move the plants to the loggia, the balcony or in the garden. You can plant this indoor plant in open ground.
It must be remembered that direct sunlight in the heat can cause burns on the leaves and their yellowing.
The optimum temperature in summer time is 18-23°C. When heated air over 30°C., stop the active growth of the plants, it feels depressed. The tips of the leaves begin to turn yellow and dry. In the winter it is recommended to maintain the temperature below 8-10°C.
Of course, to provide a temperature in the indoor environment is almost impossible, so it is recommended to remove the plant away from heating system.
Watering and humidity
In hot weather Chlorophytum requires frequent watering to 2 times a week. Dry air does not cause much inconvenience to the flower, so you can not carry out spraying. But, once a month to remove dust and dirt from the leaves should give the plant a shower.
In winter, watering should be reduced to 1 times per week. Keep the top layer had time to dry out from watering to watering. If the plant is near a heat source, once a week can produce spraying. Not recommended for wash the leaves with a sponge due to their fragility.
Chlorophytum responsive to different feeding. They should be carried out during active growth from March to September. Fertilizers used for liquid solutions of complex products recommended for decorative-deciduous plants. In winter feeding is not carried out.
Transplantation and propagation
Chlorophytum is very easy to propagate as cuttings and division of the Bush. Work on rooting cuttings can be done at any time of the year. For this you need to crop hanging on all the younger Bush and planted it directly into the ground.
If there is a suspicion that the plant will not take root in the earth, it is possible to root it in water and then transplanted into soil mixture.
The division of the Bush in the spring do only once in 3-4 years. Plant carefully gets out of the pot and a sharp knife is divided into several parts. Survives Chlorophytum is very good, the only thing required from the owner, regularly water it.
Quite easy to propagate this flower and seeds. However, it should be remembered that the seeds of Chlorophytum very low germination rate (40%). Before planting, seeds should be soaked in water for a day.
Pests and fight with them
With proper care and compliance with all necessary conditions, pests bypassed Chlorophytum side. Possible contamination of plants by aphids, mealybugs, spider mites and thrips.
In the case of pests, slide processing chemicals. They are in a large assortment presented in any flower shop.