Of this family include care in the home

of this family include

Of this family include – tropical perennial flowering plant, belongs to the family of epiphytic.

The most common type grown in ambient conditions, «of this family include the graceful».

This is a basket plant with long thin shoots, which are leathery, elliptical-shaped leaves are dark green.

Young shoots are pinkish hue with age the shoots will travelnet.

Blooms in spring and summer fragrant white tubular flowers produced in the leaf axils. Blooms usually at the age of 6 years.

The plant is very decorative during flowering, when individual stems appear fruits – red berries.

Growing codonanthe

 Location and lighting

Window sill, facing South-East or South-West – a wonderful place to grow, as the plant loves bright ambient color.

The flower should be protected from drafts and burns that may occur from the scorching direct sun.

Temperature

In this family include need heat. In winter the temperature should not be below + 15°C, favorable summer from +20°C to + 25°C.

Watering and humidity

Requires daily spraying during the summer and winter, especially when grown indoors with Central heating.

The necessary plant humidity you can provide, putting it in the pan with a wet expanded clay.

Well support her and domestic humidifiers. Flower needs a constant, but moderate watering, waterlogged soil should not be.

FertilizerFrom spring to early fall make mineral and organic fertilizers not less than 1 time per month.

Transplantation and propagation

The roots of the plants grow rather quickly, so he needs a transplant each spring. In a large, well-grown plants, you can just change the top layer of the soil, no transplanting it into a new pot.

Of this family include propagated by seeds (in spring), cuttings (all year round) and apical woody cuttings.

Propagation by cuttings is the easiest way, because the plant is well-rooted in moist sand, peat or in water.

Be aware that adult plant gradually loses its decorative effect. It is subjected to pruning in order to increase the growth of side shoots, or changing to a new one.

Pests and fight with them

Mealybug and aphids – the main pests codonanthe. With easy lose mealybugs fight is easy: wipe the affected area with a damp swab.

With a significant defeat – spray systemic insecticide. Aphids are fighting, spraying plant extracts of tobacco or derris.

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