Acacia / Acacia
Refers to the family of legumes. Fatherland - Asia, Polynesia, Australia, Africa.
General description: Ornamental flowering shrub over 1 m high, therefore suitable only for spacious rooms. Delicate, feathery leaves, folding at night.
Blossoms usually in early spring, with a delicate smell. Inflorescences are fluffy, yellow in color.
Roots have a garlic smell.
Enough is unpretentious.
Little is common because of the large size. Typically, in indoor conditions, the following species are bred:
Acacia dealbata Link (Acacia silvery or mimosa) - owns fluffy leaves and fluffy spherical inflorescences.
Acacia longifolia (Acacia longifolia) - a tree, similar to a weeping willow. In exchange for the leaves, the phyllodia (leathery lanceolate petioles) are grayish in color.
Acacia armata (acacia armed) - a high shrub, with dark green phyllodia. Blooms in late spring.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Acacia:
Illumination: Photophilous, preferring southern windows.
Irrigation mode: Abundant during growth, in the winter, outlandish, especially if the plant is kept cool.
Humidity of the atmosphere: Does not require spraying.
He likes airing, but without drafts. For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in a park or on a balcony), preferably planted on the ground. The room should be light and air-tight. Before this acacia should be tempered by airing the upper room.
Temperature regime: In summer the temperature should be moderate, in winter it is cool.
Soil: Recommended soil mixture: 3 elements of turf ground, 2 elements of peat, 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs regular fertilizing with complex fertilizers.
Breeding: Semi-adhered cuttings or seeds. Seeds germinate in the winter-early spring with soil heating. Before sowing seeds are covered with boiling water and cut.
Transplantation : In the spring, after flowering, through the year.
Pests: If the temperature is too high, the acacia can be affected by a scab (brown leaves and stems appear on the leaves and stems).
With a small infection, the plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution and a warm wash. In case of severe damage, spraying with an insecticide solution is recommended.
Acacia / Acacia