Fremontia — especially the care of the plant
One of the beautiful flowering plant is considered an evergreen shrub Fremontia.
In nature it grows as a tree in the home often resembles the floor of the vine.
In natural conditions found in subtropical regions of California.
The plant belongs to the family sterculia one of the great families Malvaceae.
The majority of members of the family of shrubs or trees that live in tropical rain forests, savannas and even in mangrove forests.
This plant is characterized by long shoots, alternate, lobed, widely heart-shaped leaves on long stalks fall down yellow hairs.
In winter (dormant period) quite often, the shrub sheds its leaves. Blooms in summer, at this time, it delights gardeners with its solitary yellow flowers, reaching a diameter of 6 cm.
Long shoots of the plant, if desired, can be mounted on the support, thus, gender of Liana used for vertical gardening.
Fremontia — care tips
Location and lighting
A lot of the bright sun, direct rays of the sun are the main criteria of plant growth. Recommended to place the Windows facing South.
In winter fremontia feels comfortable at relatively low temperatures (13 to 18°C).
Watering and humidity
This evergreen shrub needs medium watering. The main thing – do not overdo it, otherwise it will perish. Despite the fact that the plant dies from the excessive moisture, it needs regular spraying.
Fremontii it is desirable to feed with special fertilizers, although this is not necessary. If the growing plants were selected ready-enriched fertilizers earth mixture, the dressing can be forgotten forever. The frequency of watering every 3-4 days.
Transplantation and propagation
Like many plants of this so-called floor creeper, also needs to be transplanted. If many plants are transplanted every 2-3 years, for fremontii increases this period to 4 years.
Transplanted shrub in specially prepared soil mixture, which includes sod and leaf and humus soil, in addition, will need some sand (in the ratio 6:2:2:1).
Reproduction of an evergreen shrub occurs in summer, with semi woody stem cuttings.
Pests and fight with them
Among all the existing problems and pests, the plant may die only as a result of excess moisture.