Transfer — care at home
Pereskia is one of the oldest representatives of the Cactus family (Cactaceae).
These plants are native to Central and South America.
«Forefathers» of modern peresky was a common plant covered with leaves, which surprising turned into spines, and their function was to perform the stem.
The genus of these plants include approximately 20 species.
Among them there are stunted trees and large bushes. All members of the genus have strong stems covered with spines. Translation at home is not difficult to clean and is therefore suitable florist-beginner.
Transfer to home — care tips
Location and lighting
Transfer is credited to the light-loving plants, so it is best to place it on the Windows on the South side of the house. Watch in the heat of summer needs some shading for protection from leaf burn.
And even better in the summer to make a flower in the fresh air, you can bring to the country, providing reliable protection from the rain. If it is not possible to make a translation, it is necessary to ensure frequent ventilation of the room.
In the warm season transfer in the home is kept at 22-23 degrees Celsius, providing regular airing. With the advent of autumn, the temperature was lowered to 15-16 degrees.
In this representative of cacti rest period comes when the temperature should not exceed 15 degrees, but reducing it below 10°C degrees should not be allowed.
The plant normally carries dry air. Periodic spraying of the leaves will give pereskia appeal.
During growth, watering is carried out as the drying of the soil. Since September, the number of irrigations was cut, and since January they are watered very rarely, only to ensure the safety of the leaves.
Feed transfer to the home fertilizer for cacti, which take the half dose. Administered only during the period of growth.
Transplantation and propagation
As the plant grows quickly, the «youngsters» are transplanted several times during the year. Pereskia adults transplanted as filling the pot with roots.
Transplant carried out, swaying plants, as they have very fragile roots. Pots choose a wide, at the bottom of which required the presence of the ball drainage.
Very good transfer is propagated by cuttings, which should be 1-2 node. First, the cut stalks are dried, and then rooted in the mixture of sand with peat.
The best temperature for rooting is between 25-27 degrees Celsius. You can root cuttings pereskia and in the water. On the appearance of the roots will need about 2 weeks.
More difficult is the reproduction via seed. They are sown in spring and kept at a temperature of about 22 degrees. Appeared and grew pereskia transplanted into individual pots.
Pereskia pests and fight with them
Pereskia exposed to attacks of the mealy bug, mites and thrips. Mealybug can try to remove with a stiff brush.
If that doesn’t work, then you need to use appropriate protivoraketnyi drugs. The same treatment of special tools needed and with the defeat of other pests.