Asparagus (Asparagus) / Asparagus
Refers to the family of the lily. The fatherland is a tropical and subtropical belt.
General description : In the rooms most often bred similar to ferns asparagus with stylized "leaves", which, in the occupation itself, represent a modified stalk. They have elegant openwork branches and they are successfully used in floral compositions.
A wide variety of species and forms, the most common:
Asparagus plumossus (Asparagus pinnate) owns spreading feathery branches. This is a compact semi-visible form.
Asparagus densiflorus sprengery (Asparagus cruciferous Sprenger or emerald fern) - an ampel form, its branches hang. Has a bright green paint shoots, which are ripe red berries.
Asparagus meueri (Asparagus Meyer) owns densely hardened branches with "leaves" up to 3 cm in length. And Asparagus falcatus (Asparagus crescent) owns hard, long and narrow leaves on long prickly stems and does not look like a fern at all. Similar are the "leaves" of the species Asparagus asparagoides (Asparagusa asparagus). They have the shape of a heart and the branches of it are not rigid, just creeping.
Asparagus is not complicated for growing in room conditions.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Asparagus:
Illumination : photophilous, but in no way tolerates direct sunlight.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, in winter moderate or outlandish, if the plant is kept in a cool.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
Remove from central heating.
Temperature regime : In summer the temperature should be moderate, in winter it is cool.
Soil: Recommended soil mishmash: 1 share of clayey earth, 1 share of humus, 1 share of leaf land and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs regular fertilizing with complex fertilizers once a week.
Breeding : Any time of the year it is allowed to separate bushes, this rejuvenates old specimens. Seeds are sown in the spring, they are easily ripened.
Transplantation : In the spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple of years.
Asparagus hastily grow roots, so he adores spacious dishes.
Transplant should be carefully, without damaging the earthen, but if the roots are extremely grown, gently cut off the extra nodules.
Pests : Often afflicted with scutes (leaves and stems appear brown plaques, leaving sticky discharge), a spider mite.
and when dry air and heat can appear thrips - a small black flying insect, leaving on the leaves a characteristic silvery streaks.
In these cases, the plant must be sprayed with solutions of insecticides (actinic, decis, phytoverm, etc.) right up to the completed cure.
Asparagus (Asparagus) - Asparagus