Agapanthus (African Lily) / Agapanthus
It belongs to the lily family. Fatherland - South Africa.
General description: A fairly large herb. Ribbon leaves reach 50cm. Throws arrows with blue buds (adult specimens of more than 100 umbrellas). It blooms during the warm period every five to six years. Meaty roots. Unpretentious. Translated from the Greek means flower hobbies.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Agapanthus:
Illumination: Adores light, does not bloom in shading.
Irrigation mode: Abundant in summer, outlandish in winter, especially in cool conditions, in order to avoid rotting. It is good to defend water, so that the earth does not become alkalized in any way, rain or melt water is useful.
Humidity of the atmosphere: Spraying does not need.
Temperature: Moderate. In winter, it is better to have in a cool room up to 6 ° C.
Soil: Drainage is required. Allowed to add charcoal. The soil is acidic or slightly acidic. When a snow-white plaque appears on the ground surface, the upper layer must be replaced. Recommended soil mash: 2 elements of humus, 2 elements of clay-sod land, 2 elements of leaf soil and 1 fraction of sand. In the warm season, it requires mineral fertilizing for flowering plants ("Rainbow", "Ideal", etc.) once every two weeks.
Cultivation: Seeds or crushing of a bush after flowering.
Transplant: Transplant every three to four years. Do not transplant until then, until the bush does not grow and the pot does not become cramped. Care should be taken when handling roots.
Pests: In extremely dry atmospheres, the site may be affected by the scarlet spider mite. Perhaps it looks like defeat of the shield.
In such cases, the plants are treated with a soapy sponge, then sprayed with a solution of Actellica (1-2 ml per 1 liter of water).
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