Adenium / Adenium
Refers to the family kutrovyh. Fatherland - Central and South Africa.
General description: Adenium is a tree-like succulent, in a natural environment talented to achieve 10 m. In the rooms it behaves quite capriciously, on average it grows by 30 cm. The stem is thickened, talented to restrain moisture, with lateral shoots. The juice is toxic. The leaves are green, fleshy, with a waxy surface, located in the dash. Flowers are pink or red, like roses, for which adenium is also called Rose of Deserts. In autumn the leaves fall off and appear at the end of spring after the beginning of flowering. The most common form is Adenium obesum (Adenium thick).
Recommendations for plant care Adenium:
Illumination: Photophilous, preferring southern windows, but in the spring should be carefully accustomed to direct sunlight, in order to avoid burns.
Irrigation regime: Moderate in the warm season, according to the measure of the filled drying of the soil. The overflow is disastrous. In the period of inactivity, if kept in a cool, until the appearance of new shoots did not water at all. The water should be warm, the roots can not tolerate hypothermia.
Humidity of the atmosphere: Spraying is necessary, but flowers should be protected from water ingress. Recommend a shallow atomizer.
Temperature regime: Thermophilic plant, optimally 25-27 ° C. In summer, if possible, own a fresh atmosphere. In winter, a coolness of almost 13-16 ° C is preferable. If the adenium is kept warm, you need to spray it and occasionally water it with warm water. The indicator of a moisture defect is the blackened and hard upper shoots.
Soil: Drainage is mandatory. The soil is weakly acidic. You can add sand, sand, charcoal and brick crumbs to clayey soil. A special mishmash for cacti will do, but you need to add sand. During the growth period, adenium is once fed into the moon by a fertilizer for succulents, diluted in water for irrigation.
Breeding : Seeds, but only fresh, using soil heating. It is similarly produced by layers and cuttings.
Transplantation: Young specimens every year in the spring, mature by the measure of necessity, but if not transplanted, then replace the upper layer of the earth. To drip the transplanted plant only after a week.
Pests: It is affected by a spider mite (with dry air), mealybug. The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Adenium - Adenium