aphelandra / aphelandra
General description : This large-growing fast-growing plant looks very luxurious all year round, thanks to its bright bright leaves with silver or yellow, sharply stand out veins. In addition, in the fall, for about six weeks, it rejoices the eye with orange or golden yellow pineal inflorescences with spectacular bracts.
Unfortunately, afelandra is very capricious, in normal room conditions, it is about to lose leaves.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Afelandra:
Illumination : Light-loving, in a warm time of the year they prefer diffused light, in the winter direct sun rays are useful, it is better to keep closer to the south windows.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. Overflow can be destructive. Water with warm soft water.
Humidity : At what time the plant does not bloom, it is sprayed daily and regularly washed with cool water. At the time of flowering, in order not to spoil the flowers, the humidity of the atmosphere is maintained by placing the pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is continuously moistened. Do not like drafts.
Temperature mode : It loves the heat, in winter and summer.
Soil : Requires benign drainage.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of sod land, 4 elements of leafy land, 1 share of peat and 1 share of sand.
Throughout the year, needs fertilizing 1 time every two weeks with fertilizer for flowering plants.
Cultivation : In spring, when soil is heated and using phytohormones, root cuttings or whole leaves are rooted.
Reproduces like seeds, sown at the source of spring.
Transplant : In the spring, better in April annually.
Pests : Affected by scutes and false shield boards (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Aphelandra - Aphelandra