Adenium / Adenium
It belongs to the kutrov family. Fatherland - Central and South Africa.
General description: Adenium is a tree-like succulent, in natural conditions it is talented to achieve 10 m. It behaves quite whimsically in rooms, grows by 30 cm on average. The stem is thickened, talented to hold back moisture, with side shoots. Juice is poisonous. The leaves are green, fleshy, with a waxed surface, arranged in a line. The flowers are pink or red, like roses, for which adenium is also called the Desert Rose. In the fall, the leaves fall off and appear at the end of spring after the onset of flowering. The most common type of Adenium obesum (Adenium fat).
Recommendations for the care of the plant Adenium:
Illumination: Light-loving, prefers southern windows, but in the spring should be carefully accustomed to direct sunlight to avoid burns.
Irrigation mode: Moderate in the warm season, to the measure of the full drying of the soil. Overflow is destructive. In a period of inactivity, if contained in the cool, until the emergence of new shoots can not be watered at all. Water should be warm, the roots can not tolerate hypothermia.
Humidity of the atmosphere: Necessary spraying, but you need to protect the flowers from water. We recommend petty spray.
Temperature condition: Thermophilic plant, optimally 25-27 ° C. In the summer, if possible, own a fresh atmosphere. In winter, a cool temperature of almost 13-16 ° C is preferred. If adenium is warm, spray it and sprinkle it occasionally with warm water. Indicator of moisture deficiency are blackened and hard upper shoots.
Soil: Drainage is required. The soil is slightly acid. You can add sand, charcoal and brick chips to clay soil. A special hodgepodge for cacti will do, but you need to add sand. During the period of growth, adenium is fed once per moon with fertilizer for succulents diluted in water for irrigation.
Cultivation : Seeds, but only fresh, with use of soil heating. Similarly breeds layering and cuttings.
Transplant: Young specimens each year in spring, mature to the measure of necessity, but if they are not transplanted, then they replace the upper layer of the earth. Water the transplanted plant only through the week.
Pests: Affected by spider mites (in dry air), mealybug. The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Adenium - Adenium