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 like excessive 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 per moon, fertilizer to take in half of the portion indicated on the package.
Breeding : Germination of altercation formed on the lower leaf elements. And crushing the bush in the spring when transplanting. Asplenium bulkotsenosny formed on the leaves of children.
Transplantation : In the spring, every year or once a couple of years. She does 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 the leaves and stems, leaving sticky discharge).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm washing and spraying with an actinic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Asplenium (Kostenets) - Asplenium