The ivy room (heder) — care at home
The ivy room (heder) is one of the most popular indoor plants.
He deserved this attachment due to many positive characteristics.
This plant is easily propagated, easy to maintain, thrives in almost any conditions.
The ivy room a beautiful carved leaves. They can be pure green or have bright spots and streaks.
The flower stalk on its underside contains a small roots through which the plant clings to the surface. Heder beloved by florists for ability to entwine the item you want.
With this plants you can create beautiful floral arrangements at the expense of green mass. Indoors ivy rarely pleased with its flowering.
The ivy room (heder) — care tips
Location and lighting
The ivy room refers to a potted plant that can grow in dark places. It can be easily placed in the far corner of the room.
But, the only downside to this, is the disappearance of pestrolistnaja. In low light conditions, leaf color dark green, no bright patches and streaks.
Varieties with variegated leaves like a bright location. In the direct summer sun the plant should be slightly pritenit.
Despite the fact that the ivy room likes it cool and optimum temperature for its development is 15 degrees, it is well tolerated at room temperature.
In the summer it is advisable to take the plant outside or to export to the country. With the need to ensure that the tender leaves cheders not singed rays of the sun.
Ivy grows well in conservatories and greenhouses, where it is maintained at the optimum temperature for flowers.
Watering and humidity
Heder loves watering, but if the owner accidentally forgot to water, ivy can handle it. And yet in the summer, hot days can not allow drying earthen coma.
This time of year it is abundantly watered it at least once a week. In the winter, when the content in the indoor environment, especially near heating devices, you should water the plant as often as in the summer.
If the flower grows in the winter garden, and the temperature does not rise above +18 ° C, watering can be carried out much less frequently, after drying the top layer of the earth.
Cloak prefers rooms with high humidity, and when the content in the apartment with high temperature likes regular spraying and will never give up «swimming».
Fertilizer hederPlant responds positively to fertilizer, but it should strictly comply with the instructions. As the shortage of useful elements, and their excess can lead to discomfort plants, and even to his death.
To fertilize indoor ivy should be used are sold in specialty stores products for decorative – deciduous plants, which needed the flower substances and minerals are in balanced form.
Usually, summer is a feeding of fertilizer every 10 days, and in winter the number of feedings is reduced to 1 times a month.
Transplantation and propagation heder
Transplant the plant to every 2 years. Transplant ivy used to purchase ready-made potting mix, or taken in equal parts humus, sand and loam.
The most favorable time for this procedure is the spring. When transplanting or planting ivy at home, we should not forget about the need to create drainage in the pot, otherwise the roots can easily rot.Propagated the header very easily by using apical cuttings that you can root or in water, or planted directly in the ground.
The plant combines very well with other colors, so you can plant the ivy process to a high plant and to obtain a lovely flower arrangement.
You can use ivy and groundcover.
Pests and fight with them
Enemies potted ivy, there are such pests as spider mites, aphids and scale insects.
To combat these insects required for the processing of special insecticides that are sold in flower shops.
The most effective and popular drugs are Malathion, actellic or actar.
Must be very good to handle the header of the drug from pests, otherwise, they will be able to survive and again to attack the plant.