quaranthus / catharanthus
It belongs to the kutrov family. Fatherland - a tropical belt.
General Description : The only indoor-grown species.
Catharanthus roseus (Catarantus pink or periwinkle pink). Perennial shrub up to 60 cm tall with branched, upright stems. The leaves are ovate, dark green. The flowers are star-shaped, pyatilepestkovye, like periwinkle flowers. Paint - white, lilac or pink. May bloom from spring to autumn.
Quarantus is quite unpretentious plant.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Qarantus:
Illumination : Light-loving, prefers southern windows, but in the spring should be carefully accustomed to direct sunlight to avoid burns.
Irrigation mode : Abundant all year, but without overflow.
Humidity : Quarantus is sprayed daily, the humidity of the atmosphere seems to be maintained by placing the pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is continuously wetted.
In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony).
Temperature : Qarantus loves heat, in the summer the optimum is 25-27 ° C, in the winter 15-18 ° C.
Soil : Requires benign drainage. You can add charcoal or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of peat, 1 part of humus and 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs regular fertilizing fertilizers for flowering plants, diluted in water for irrigation.
Breeding : Cut and seed in late winter or early spring.
Transplant : In the spring, every year.
Pests : Catarantus is affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are covered with cobwebs), scutes (brown leaves on the leaves and stalks, leaving sticky secretions), aphids (forming sticky secretions on the tips of shoots, buds).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
caranthus - catharanthus
Carantus Pink or Periwinkle Pink catharanthus roseus.