cypress / cupressus
Refers to the family cypress. Fatherland - the Mediterranean.
General description : Cypress is a coniferous plant, rather unpretentious, but in the rooms it has little room. Another time in early spring, it is necessary to cut off the proportion of roots to control growth. A special cypress large-bodied, more compact.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Cypress:
Illumination : Photovoltaic, in the warm season, scattered light is preferred, in the winter, direct sunlight is useful, it is better to keep closer to the southern windows.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
He does not adore in any way the overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Humidity : Requires frequent spraying, especially in warm rooms.
For summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in a park or on a balcony), in a room protected from wind and from direct sunlight. In winter, cypress must be eliminated from central heating.
Temperature regime : Moderate in the warm season. In winter, it is optimal 8-10 ° C.
Soil : Proper benign drainage is required. You can add charcoal or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mix: 1 share of clay-sod land, 2 leaf elements, 1 part of peat and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a month with liquid complex fertilizers in half from the portion indicated on the package.
Breeding : Cuttings or seeds.
Transplantation : In the spring, once a couple of years. The root neck can not penetrate into the ground.
Pests : affected by scutes (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky discharge), a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs).
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).
cypress - cupressus