Nandina — care at home
And all the guests who came to the house for a holiday or just to talk will be pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this plant.
In the old days, it can be found only on the mountain slopes of China, Japan, North America.
Thanks to the breeding work, which takes place in the Nikitsky Botanical garden even in the distant 1846, the plant entered the list of widely used ornamental shrubs in the territories, subtropical regions of Russia.
The plant belongs to the Barberry family. Long thin stems make it look like bamboo. Of particular value is Nandini leaves that changes color during the growing season.
Your magic paints the plant meets each season a different shade of the leaves. In summer it is adorned with luscious green.
Openwork fall leaves red maple Nandini burning light. And in early summer it appears brush of white flowers that later turn into clusters of red edible berries, like currants.
Year-round plant looks very beautiful. But you can see this if you put a lot of effort in growing Nandina.
Nandina in the home — care tips
Location and lighting
Even the bright rays of the sun not afraid of the plant, loves warmth. In terms of climate with cold winters it can be grown in winter gardens, greenhouses, homes and export to the country in containers.
Thus from them it is easy to create landscape composition, reminiscent of a real forest, and the form of delicate leaves accentuate and Eastern accents in the garden design.
The lack of lighting affect the color bright variegated varieties Nandini at home, and even the buds she can lose in such conditions.
Wintering at the optimal temperature of 18°C responds well as flowering plants.
Watering and humidity
Summer should be provided with abundant watering with soft water. In winter, watering is carried out much less frequently, but regularly sprayed leaves.
Extra care must be taken after switching on the heating device and the formation of the atmosphere too dry air. This can lead to premature falling of leaves, the natural life cycle which is 3 years.
Plants in the home requires regular fertilizing every two weeks in summer and twice a month in the winter. For this purpose, «Agricola for ornamental crops», «Effekton».
Transplantation and propagation
Reproduction Nandini conduct rooted cuttings or seeds in standard soil. The process is slow, as well as the growth of plants.
Therefore, it is necessary to use growth stimulants. Every two years, renew the soil in the container with the plant. In nature it is a tall tree.
In can grow to a height of 1.5 m, requires good nutrition in the container with the mandatory drainage. Adult plants are transplanted every 3 years.
Compact, leafy shrub Nandina can be obtained after trimming the parts of the guns around the perimeter
Each spring you must remove the old overgrown stems. This will accelerate the emergence of new shoots in the current season.
Often Nandina planted right next to the house. The legends of China, it draws on the help of the good gods. In Japan, the plant decided to give to newcomers.
New low-growing varieties of Fire Power, Richmond, Nana Purpurea will certainly help to organize a happy and comfortable atmosphere at home.