bilbergia / billbergia
Refers to the family of bromeliads. Fatherland is the jungle of Central and South America.
General description : An impressive variety of species and forms, the most common:
Billbergia nutans (Bilbery wilting). This is the most unpretentious plant of all bromeliads. It is named so because of drooping inflorescences with long pink bracts. The leaves are cereal, long, refined, with spines on the ends, assembled into a rosette. In good light, they acquire a pinkish or bronze hue. Young plants quickly blossom. Blossoms in the winter season.
Billbergia windii (Bilberia Winda) owns larger sizes, peduncles up to 45 cm in length. Leaves are dark green in color.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Bilbergia:
Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during the growth period, moderate in winter, by the measure of the drying out of the earth. As if all bromeliads, bilberries prefer that water is poured into a rosette of leaves (except for a rest period), but if the rosette is not quite impressive, water the ground in a pot.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying, but it does not suffer a dry atmosphere, unlike the rest of the bromeliads.
Temperature regime : A in summer and in winter, moderate, but in winter bilbergy can withstand temperatures up to 2 -5 0 C.
Soil : Recommended soil mixture: 1 share of sod, 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of humus, 1 part of peat and 1/2 elements of sand. You can use ready-made soil for bromeliads.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizers for bromeliads.
Breeding : Well-formed lateral shoots or seeds.
Transplant : Every year in the spring after flowering. The root system is superficial, so the pot must be wide, but not deep.
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 excretions), mealybugs (covered with white cotton woolly fluff), 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).
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