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Refers to the family of ferns.

General description : Usually in the room conditions the following species are bred:

Asplenium bulbiferum (Asplenium bulbous). He owns pinnate dissected leaves on thin and stiff, wire-like petioles. On the leaves of the kidney numerous babies develop.

Asplenium nidus (Asplenium nidus) suggests bromeliad culture, as if its leaves are gathered in a basal rosette. Its light green large leaves up to 100 cm long have wavy margins and a brown median vein. He is unpretentious, but does not adore unnecessary touches.

Asplenium viviparum (Asplenium viviparum) is more compact, possesses arcuate curved leaves.

Recommendations for caring for the plant Asplenium :

Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.

Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. To water with warm soft water. It is recommended to water the method by immersing the pot in a tray with water up to a full saturation.

Humidity : Asplenium is sprayed daily and regularly washed with cool water. Humidity of the atmosphere is similarly supported by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened. It should be eliminated from central heating and protected from drafts.

Temperature regime : Extremely adores heat, in winter and in summer, but in no way above 25 ° C.

Soil : A loose soil with a weak acid reaction is necessary.

Recommended soil mixture: 2 elements of peat, 1/2 elements of humus, 1 share of leaf land and 1 share of sand. A mishmash for orchids is coming up.

Poorly tolerates surplus fertilizers, so feed only during the growth period, once a moon, fertilizer is taken in half from the portion indicated on the package.

Breeding : Sprouting bickering, formed on the lower leaf elements. and crushing the bush in the spring when transplanting. Asplenium bulbous, formed on the leaves by children.

Transplantation : In the spring, every year or once a couple of years. Do not like extremely spacious dishes.

Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabbards (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky discharge).

The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).

Asplenium (Kostenets) - Asplenium

Asplenium (Kostenets) - Asplenium