beloperone / beloperone
Refers to the acanthus family. Fatherland - South America
General description: Shrub, can grow up to 1 meter in height. He owns pubescent arcuate drooping stems. Is the leaf ovate or elongated-oval? leaves and pubescent. Yellow-pink inflorescences in shape suggest shrimp. They consist of large bright bracts covering little white flowers. Can bloom approximately year-round. To form a viscous bush, the first flowers are cut off and in spring the stems are cut into half a length.
The plant is rather unpretentious, easily bred in indoor conditions.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Beloperone :
Illumination : They need bright but diffused light.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Atmospheric humidity: Requires regular spraying and washing under the shower.
In winter, in a well-heated place it is allowed to put on a pallet with water.
For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in a park or on a balcony) in a shaded room.
Temperature regime : Moderate. She adores warm days and cool nights.
Soil: Recommended soil mishmash: 1 share of turf, 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizer for flowering plants.
Breeding : Stem cuttings easily take root throughout the year.
Transplant : Every year in the spring.
Pests : It is affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), aphids.
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).
Beloperone - Beloperone