Decamerone — care at home
One of the decorative flowering succulents, which belongs to the family asclepiad, is a houseplant Decamerone.
Natural climatic conditions for its growth can be considered African desert and semidesert.
It is grown in two forms, distinguished as a large and refined culture of the same name.
Location and lighting
Because the flower is very light and feels pretty good under direct sunlight, those who wish to breed, we can recommend one of the optimal variants of placing plants in the South Windows in the apartment.
Apparently, when growing Decamerone one of the most important conditions in addition to lighting will be the observance of a temperature mode that will ensure timely blossom, which falls in the summer months.
However, both in summer and winter, the most suitable for the plant room temperature is not less than 18 degrees.
Watering and humidity
Despite the fact that flowering succulent is quite demanding on the ventilation for additional spraying it doesn’t need.
However, watering must be regular. In summer, provide the plants with moisture should be moderate and winter care. You must remember that excess moisture it long to rot. In cloudy weather in General watering can be eliminated.
Excess moisture and lack of light can cause the stalk of a plant will stretch and will scolopacidae, thereby trying to return to the light.
To avoid such problems flower pot should from time to time to expand from side to side.
The most favorable soil for the plants is a special soil mix for succulents, where a good idea to add charcoal.
It is important to prevent dirt on the surface appearance of the crust, which you need regular loosening.
Although the plant does not require frequent replanting, as well enough can carry close capacity, may lag behind in growth, while long in one pot.
In this case, he required feeding, which is a special fertilizer for succulents and cacti.
Transplantation and propagation
Decamerone propagated using seeds and cuttings, and grafting also practiced. Instill a plant, let’s say on ceropegia or slipway.
Pests and fight with them
Despite his «thick-skinned» features succulents least likely to defeat the most common pests for indoor plants.
They suffer mostly from the root of thrips and nematodes. To rid the plant from such a misfortune should give his top in fresh soil.
In order to prevent the destruction of the roots is necessary to strictly observe the regime of watering and enriching the soil with powdered charcoal.
In addition, today, every store that provides gardening supplies can offer different means for combating pests of indoor plants broad spectrum.