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 : It is 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 rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Asplenium (Kostenets) - Asplenium