Dianella — care at home
This evergreen shrub of the Lily family gets its name in honor of Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt.
Also it is sometimes called «flax Lily».
For natural climatic conditions are the Australian subtropics.
In the natural environment the plant reaches 2 meters in height.
The leaves of Dianella rigid and lanceolate. At the top is collected in a bunchy form, reach up to 60 centimeters in height. Leaf width is about 18 millimeters.
Flowers sky-blue, three-membered and properly star-shaped, gathered in paniculate inflorescences.
The optimum time For planting is the end of March or beginning of April. The soil is best to use a compost based on peat.
Also you can make your own soil mixture. To do this, take 2 parts peat, 1 part leaf mold, and 1 / 2 parts fine river sand.
Cultivation of dianella
Location and lighting
Prefers moderate lighting. Gianelle don’t like the lack of or excess of light. So the best place for it is Eastern or Western exposure indoors with moderate heating.
In winter, the plants reduced temperature that does not exceed 15°C. the Most suitable temperature is 7-12 °C.
Watering and humidity
Moderate watering. It is essential to avoid strong saturation, as well as excessive drying of the soil. Moderately moderate watering will bring health to the plant.
In winter time it is necessary to reduce the frequency of watering. Spraying, of course, is not included in the list of vital rituals, but very positive the plant responds to it.
It is recommended to feed or solutions of complex mineral fertilizers, spring and summer 1 time a month. In the autumn and winter have to survive the dormant period and to provide a cool winter with the cessation of recharge.
Transplantation and propagation
Better Dianella just put in a big pot, but when absolutely necessary to bump. The optimum stage for transplanting zemlesmes from humus and humus with sand and peat in the ratio 2:2:2:1.Propagated by seeds and by division of rhizomes.
Pests and fight with them
Young shoots are often very striking green aphids or powdery mildew. These pests are easily destroyed with systemic insecticide. After 2 or 3 hours after treatment with insecticide should be lightly pollinate leaves water.