Asparagus (Asparagus) / Asparagus
It belongs to the lily family. The fatherland is a tropical and subtropical belt.
General description : In rooms, asparagus-like ferns with awliform "leaves" are often bred, which, in actual practice, are modified stems. They have elegant openwork branches and are successfully used in flower compositions.
A wide variety of types and shapes, the most common:
Asparagus plumossus (Asparagus Cirrus) has spreading feathery branches. This is a compact, semi-visible look.
Asparagus densiflorus sprengery (Sprenger asparagus or Emerald fern) is an ampelous species, its branches hang down. It has bright green paint shoots, which ripen red berries.
Asparagus meueri (Asparagus Meier) has densely pubescent stiff branches with "leaves" up to 3 cm long. And Asparagus falcatus (Crescent Asparagus) has tough, long and narrow leaves on long, thorny stems and does not look like a fern at all. The "leaves" of the species Asparagus asparagoides (Asparagus asparagus) are peculiar. They have the shape of a heart and its branches are not rigid, only creeping.
Asparagus is not difficult to grow in indoor conditions.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Asparagus:
Illumination : Light-loving, but does not tolerate direct sunlight.
Irrigation mode : Abundant in the growth period, moderate in winter or outlandish if the plant is kept cool.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
Remove from central heating.
Temperature mode : In the summer, the temperature should be moderate, in the winter cool.
Soil: Recommended soil mix: 1 share of clay-sod land, 1 share of humus, 1 share of leaf land and 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth it needs regular fertilizing with complex fertilizers once a week.
Cultivation : At any time of the year it is allowed to divide the bushes, it rejuvenates old specimens. Seeds are sown in spring, they ripen easily.
Transplant : In spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple years.
Asparagus hastily growing roots, so he loves spacious dishes.
It is necessary to replant carefully, without damaging the earthen room, but if the roots have grown extremely, carefully cut off the extra nodules.
Pests : Often affected by shields (brown leaves on leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions), spider mite.
and with dry air and heat, thrips can appear - a small black flying insect, leaving characteristic silver streaks on the leaves.
In these cases, the plant must be sprinkled with insecticide solutions (actellic, decyst, fitoverm, etc.) until the cure is full.
Asparagus (Asparagus) - Asparagus