chlorophytum / chlorophytum
It belongs to the lily family. Homeland - South America.
General description : Chlorophytum is one of the most common indoor plants. Long and thin, beautifully curved leaves are green, or with snow-white stripes on the outskirts form a wide rosette. In spring and summer, it blooms with small white flowers on long peduncles. After flowering on the premises of the inflorescence a daughter outlet with aerial roots is formed. Chlorophytum comosus (Chlorophytum crested) is most common.
Chlorophytum - quite unpretentious plant. It clears the atmosphere in place.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Chlorophytum:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during the growth period, moderate in winter, the ground should always be wet.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing in the shower. Keep away from drafts and remove from central heating.
Temperature condition : Moderate, in the winter in any way not below 18 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 2 sod, 1 share of humus, 1 share of leafy land and 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for decorative leafy plants.
Breeding : Child rosettes and crushing during transplantation.
Transplant : Young plants are transplanted annually, mature, older than three years are transplanted after a couple of years, but annually replace the upper layer of the earth.
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, the leaves and stems are woven over with a spiderweb), scutes (brown leaves on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
chlorophytum - chlorophytum