Ginura — care at home
Velvet plant – the plant belongs to ornamental deciduous species, native to tropical Asia, Africa, Madagascar.
Its distinctive feature is the purple hair across the surface of the leaves, which gives them an unusual color. I mean unassuming.
It blooms, of course in the spring, small yellow flowers, which, due to the unpleasant smell of tear before they bloom.
Location and lighting
Best ginura feels intense but diffused lighting. If the light is low, it decreases the brightness of the color, the plant is very drawn to the growth.
Very active when hit by the sun the leaves may burn. So the best place for him East or West side, when placed on the flower should pritenyat.
From March to September the optimum temperature for ginura – 20-25°C. in Winter it should be reduced to 15-18°C, but not below 12°C. under these conditions, the flower retains its decorative appearance.
Watering and humidity
The intensity of irrigation during the year varies from abundant in summer to moderate in winter. For irrigation use soft vystoyanu water. High humidity the plant is not required, moreover, the spraying could harm his health.
In the spring and summer months, feeding is carried out after 2 weeks, using a standard mineral and organic fertilizers. Fall feeding is stopped.
Transplantation and propagation
Transplanted flowers in the spring, if necessary. The soil should be of the following composition: 1 part leaf, loam, and humus and half sand. Good drainage is required.
Ginura propagated by seeds and cuttings. Seeds are usually planted shallowly in a light soil, covered with a transparent cover and providing a high temperature and abundant watering.
Apical and stem cuttings are cut in the spring or summer. To better allow the roots their cut is treated with a root stimulator and plant in moist soil (peat, sand).
Then the pot is completely covered with polyethylene for 2 weeks. After rooting young plant to a permanent pot.
Pests and fight with them
Attacks by pests, this plant is not very likely, but sometimes, when it is weakened, it may appear mealybug, whiteflies, spider mites, scale insects.
The dominance of these insects leading to reduced growth, deformation and deterioration of the color of the leaves. To combat these insects use the standard insecticide.