Kleine — care at home
In the family garden spider or hederacea vines can meet succulent plants, and some of them are called Kleine or – garden-spider jointed.
To Kleinian owns about 40 species of succulent plants in indoor growing are the most common 2 types of «felt» and «jointed».
Location and lighting
To contain this plant species should be where direct sunlight or bright ambient lighting. In the room it is desirable that it was cool.
In the period from November to March should be stored in cool conditions – about 7ºs. In the summer of kleinia requires about +20°C. it is believed that in winter, the best option is +12-17 degrees.
Watering and humidity
As for watering, this plant requires respect for yourself. Therefore, need to be watered gently, as the flooding of land will lead to his death. No need to spray.
It is necessary that the soil is well dried out between waterings. In the process of growth can be watered every 2-3 days in the morning. The water should be warm and soft.
In the winter 1-2 times a month is enough for this plant. The humidity for this plant should be high.
Any person who is caring for this plant, must know the rules of feeding. During the summer you must fertilize the soil with fertilizers high in potassium.
Transplantation and propagation
Every spring it is necessary to transplant the plant into a pot larger in size. It should be repeated until, until you need a 15cm pot.
Then transfer should occur as follows: the pot should be the same size and clean.
Soil mix – fresh and dry. If you have already transplanted the plant, then water it, don’t need 2 weeks.
Multiplies Kleine spring and summer can be propagated by cuttings. When we are talking about the cuttings, you need to work carefully cutting off part of the stem of the plant at a distance of about 5 cm from the top, and definitely under the leaves.
The stalk of the plant, completely covered with leaves, must be released from the leaves at the bottom. Slices sprinkled with powdered root hormone.
Thus, the plant can be protected from infections. Cuttings need 2 days to dry. Before the emergence of roots (and it will take about 2-3 weeks) to water the cuttings is not necessary.
Pests and fight with them
The most common pests for this houseplant are fungus gnats, they are the same – clarity.
In addition to them schitovki, spider mite and thrips can also cause death of the plant. Against thrips need to use drugs systemic intestinal action containing insecticides.
So the plant is not attacked by spider mites, you need to avoid too frequent watering, dry air, overheating of the plants and primers.
From claridon much harm no, but it should be added to the composition of the soil Legian (shell of a coconut), which effectively fights against these mosquitoes.