Calceolaria / calceolaria
It belongs to the family of nornichnikovyh. Fatherland - South America.
General Description: The only indoor-grown species.
Calceolaria herbeohybrida (Calceolaria hybrid). The bush of this plant reaches 50 cm in height. Leaves impressive, pubescent. Flowers very original bag-shaped. Coloring is different: monophonic or speckled, tiger. Colors - white, scarlet, orange. Calceolaria blooms very nicely, but not for long - near the moon, in spring.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Calceolarium:
Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Watering Mode : Calceolaria loves abundant watering.
Humidity : Loves high humidity, but does not like spraying. It is better to spray the atmosphere around the plant and put the pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which nonstop wets. Loves fresh air, but without drafts.
Temperature condition : Cool, optimally 12-15 ° C.
Soil: Recommended soil hash: 2 elements of sod land, 2 elements of leaf soil, 1 fraction of peat and 1/2 elements of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in two weeks fertilizer for flowering plants.
Cultivation : Seeds are sown at the source of summer to produce a flowering plant for the following year, but germination in indoor conditions is rarely successful.
Transplant : Calceolaria is usually bought in bloom, but later blooms are thrown away.
Pests : Calceolaria is often affected by aphids (forming sticky secretions on the tops of the shoots, buds). In these cases, the plant must be sprinkled with insecticide solutions (actellic, decyst, fitoverm, etc.) until the cure is full.
Calceolaria - Calceolaria