Aspidistra (Cast-iron plant) / Aspidistra
Refers to the family of the lily. Fatherland is Japan.
General description : The only species grown in indoor conditions is Aspidistra elatior (Aspidistra high). It has large (up to 50 cm) ribbed glossy leaves on long cuttings with coiled bases, green or multicolored, with cream stripes. Shape of sheet is wide-oval. Blossoms in small purple flowers.
Sufficient unpretentious, the variegated species is less hardy, requires more light.
Recommendations for plant care Aspidistra:
Illumination : Photovoltaic, in the warm season, scattered light is preferred, in the winter, direct sunlight is useful, it is better to keep closer to the southern windows.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, in winter moderate or outlandish, if the plant is kept in a cool. It is better to tolerate drying than overflow.
Humidity of air : In summer, regular spraying and washing of leaves is required. In winter, the aspidistra should be removed from the central heating system. If the room is warm, sprayed, if cool - does not necessarily.
Temperature regime : In summer the temperature should be moderate, in winter it is cool.
Soil : Recommended soil mixture: 2 elements of turf ground, 1 share of humus, 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of peat and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs regular supplementation with liquid complex fertilizers once every two weeks.
Breeding : Basically crushing a bush when transplanting, in the spring.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, only by the measure of necessity, at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to germinate through the drainage holes). The transplant does not tolerate transplantation, so you need to be more scrupulous, sharing the roots, and after a transplant hold the plant for some time in the heat.
Pests : It is infrequent.
Aspidistra (Cast-iron plant) - Aspidistra