Pachysandra — care at home
Pachysandra – shrub belonging to the family Tree.
He has a long rhizome and erect stems, which reach heights of 35 cm.
Home to plants consider Japan and China, these countries groundcover is found directly in the forests.
The thickness of the stem of a plant reaches 1cm, ovate leaves, dark green in color, quite dense.
A characteristic feature of this kind is the unusual arrangement of the leaves. The leaves of pachysandra tiered, with each tier – summer escape.
Pachysandra in the home — care tips
Location and lighting
Flower in the shade, the direct rays of the sun is simply unacceptable. The best place to pot in the home – window North orientation.
First of all, we should not forget that pachysandra plant is not demanding to temperature regimes. In winter (dormant period), the temperature in the home should be no higher than 12°C.
Watering and humidity
Like any other plant pachysandra the need for watering, but only moderate. Apical roots are shallow, so their power does not require a large amount of moisture.
The plant at home may well tolerate a short drought, and settle down with a hot climate.
The fact that using the leaves formed a dense cover, so the moisture in the soil can last a long time. If suddenly there will be waterlogging of the soil, a shrub will not suffer.
Pachysandra does not need feeding. With the oversaturation of soil nutrients, decrease the density sprawl, and this has a negative impact on ornamental plants.
Transplant reproduction of pachysandra
Period transplant plant starts in spring and ends in late autumn. Before planting the soil was treated to a depth of about 15 cm, carefully removed the weeds and the loosening.
The plant itself is planted on the surface and visible part of the stem deeper. The shrub is propagated by division of rhizomes and seeds.
Pests of pachysandra and fight with them
This member of the family Tree refers to plants that are resistant to pests and diseases.
Even under harsh climate conditions, the shrub will develop well and will not need to take preventive measures.
The plant tolerates frost, so no need for a shelter.