DuChene — care at home
Is representative of the Rosaceae family, native to mountains and forests of South and Southeast Asia.
It is a perennial, herbaceous plant with creeping, drooping shoots and short rhizomes.
The leaves are dark green, trifoliate, form a rosette, located on long petioles.
Flowering occurs from June to September. On long peduncles are cream or yellow, single flowers.
Later on the expanded receptacle appears bright red fruit like wild strawberries, but in reality the fruits are inedible and tasteless.
DuChene grows with incredibly high speed, so it’s perfect as a quick space filler, also has soothing effect, relieves apathy, depression.
Location and lighting
Plants need to choose a bright place with bright but diffused light. When lighting is poor – will not be flowering.
In the summer, provide fresh air, put for example on the balcony, or taken out of the city to a suburban area. Winter put on with a cold, but bright windowsill.
Summer temperature is about +20 to +22 degrees, and in winter need a cold enough temperature in the region of 12 degrees.
Watering and humidity
In the summer it is necessary to provide abundant watering, but not flooding. In winter, watering is needed is quite moderate, you have to keep the clod of earth was constantly slightly damp. DuChene moist air, its leaves should be periodically sprayed.
Fed on average once a week in spring and summer organic and mineral fertilizers. Fall and winter feeding do not.
Transplantation and propagation
Arrange about once a year, in spring, purchased the soil like for growing strawberries.
It is possible to propagate by seed, for this February-March the seeds are planted, a little digging into the soil.
Next, place seeding covered with glass and put in a bright, warm place with a temperature of +20 ÷ +25 degrees. Sprouts appear in 14-20 days.
Transplant seedlings 2-3 times, increasing the area of nutrition. Also in the spring dusenii you can divide the rhizomes and plant mustache. Usually plants renew every spring, as adult specimens rapidly lose their smartness.
Pests and fight with them
May be affected by aphids, mealybugs and spider mite. To combat them, use spraying special preparations.