Fats — care at home
Fats – fast-growing evergreen ornamental deciduous plant that belongs to the family Araliaceae (Araliaceae). The birthplace of these beautiful plants is Japan.
In terms of domestic content fats can grow up to 1.5 meters.
Wide popularity fatsiyi provided its beautiful large leaves have a dark green color. Fats fairly easy to care for, so is suitable for all gardeners.
Fats — care at home
Location and lighting
Fatsiya undemanding plant towards light. Can grow in light or partial shade. Even in the shade it will be to feel good, just a little will slow growth.
From direct sunlight it must be protected. You can make a pot with the fats to fresh air, protecting from direct sunlight and drafts.
In the warm season fatsiyi at home kept at 18-22 degrees Celsius. In autumn and winter, the plant can be kept at normal room temperature, but to create better conditions with cool content from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.
Fatsiyi watering and humidity
The fats you need regular spraying in the warmer time of the year. In addition you need to wipe the leaves with a damp cloth or sponge. On hot summer days you can arrange a shower to the plant. With the arrival of winter, the spraying stopped.
Proper irrigation at home very important for this plant, as a single drying out enough to make the leaves float down, only to straighten when tying to the cross.
Watering must be abundant in summer, but with the advent of cold weather gradually diminish. To fill the plant, too, is impossible, as the leaves may fall and turn yellow.
With the arrival of March, begin to fertilize every 10 days, alternating organic and mineral fertilizers. Autumn and winter feeding is not carried out.
Transplantation and propagation
Young fatsiyi at home are transplanted each year, and more Mature every 2-3 years. The pot must have drainage of expanded clay is not less than half of its volume.
To fats can propagate by tip cuttings, fresh seed and air layering. The easiest way at home to implement it
cuttings. Their rooting in peat-sand substrate.
Pests fatsiyi and fight with them
Fats may be affected by whiteflies, mealy bugs, spider mites, aphids and Botrytis.
Whitefly destroy soap and Actellic, mealybug – Malathion, spider mites – Aktellik.
For getting rid of Botrytis need to reduce the humidity, and the damaged part is removed mechanically.