calceolaria / calceolaria
Refers to the family of Noricchnikov. Fatherland is South America.
General description: The only species grown in room conditions
Calceolaria herbeohybrida (Calceolaria hybrid). The bush of this plant reaches 50 cm in height. Leaves impressive, pubescent. Flowers are very original bag-shaped. Coloring is different: monophonic or spotted, tiger. The colors are snow-white, scarlet, orange. Blooms calceolaria very beautifully, but not for long - near the moon, in the spring.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Calceolaria:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.
Watering regime : Calceolaria adores abundant watering.
Humidity : Likes high humidity, but does not like spraying. It is better to spray the atmosphere around the plant and put the pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened. He likes fresh air, but without drafts.
Temperature mode : Cool, optimally 12-15 ° C.
Soil: Recommended soil mix: 2 elements of a turf ground, 2 elements of leaf ground, 1 part of peat and 1/2 elements of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizer for flowering plants.
Breeding : 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.
Transplantation : Calceolaria is usually bought in bloom, but later it is discarded.
Pests : Calceolaria is often affected by aphids (form a sticky discharge on the tips of shoots, buds). In these cases, the plant must be sprayed with solutions of insecticides (actinic, decis, phytoverm, etc.) right up to the completed cure.
Calceolaria - Calceolaria