Dizigoteka — care at home
The representative of the family Araliaceae», came to us from Polynesia and New Caledonia, there are about 17 species of this plant.
It is an evergreen, tree-like shrub, has a linear, elongated leaves with jagged edges, on long stalks, about 40 cm long.
Blooms are rare at home, inflorescences composed of small flowers.
Dizigoteka – poisonous, so if you care for her need to use gloves.
Location and lighting
Plant light-requiring, can endure the direct sunlight except midday, when the sun is most active and can cause burning of the plant.
Best dizigoteka to put on the West and East Windows, when placing the South must be pasted on the window of translucent material to create ambient light.
In the winter, when the temperature is above 18 degrees, need supplementary lighting fluorescent lamp.
The plant is thermophilic, it is necessary to maintain the temperature around 20 degrees. Lowering the temperature below 15 degrees and finding it near a heating source, the plant will not survive.
Watering and humidity
Dizigoteki for irrigation use of the water previously separated, room temperature, no difference between temperature of water and air.
During the growing season and need abundant watering, on the basis of drying the top soil, preventing it drying out. Excessive watering can cause acidification of the soil, which is unacceptable.
Separated by water should also spray the plant, as it needs high humidity. For these purposes it is better to put the flower in a tray of moist peat or expanded clay.
Dizigoteka fertilize in the spring and summer, a special fertilizer for indoor plants.
Transplantation and propagation
Transplant done once every 1 or 2 years, if necessary, in the spring, during active growth. The ground is pretty standard — a mix of compost soil, river sand and peat. Dizigoteka hard propagated, by seeds or cuttings under special conditions.
Pests and fight with them
Most often the plant susceptible to pests such as aphids, scale insects and spider mites. From scale insects do the treatment drug «Aktara», from aphid – drug «spark,» from spider mite – drug «BIO spark».
Conclusion: If You liked this plant at the store, do not just buy, first find out whether you are able to create conditions for the growth and development of a plant is not so easy to take care of in terms of conventional apartments.