cypress / cupressus
It belongs to the cypress family. Fatherland - the Mediterranean.
General description : Cypress is a coniferous plant, rather unpretentious, but there is not much room in it. Another time in early spring it is necessary to cut off the proportion of roots to restrain growth. Bred special cypress large-fruited, more compact.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Cypress:
Illumination : Light-lovingly, in a warm time of the year they prefer diffused light, in the winter direct sun rays are useful, it is better to keep closer to the south windows.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Does not love in any way overflowing, nor drying up of the earth.
Humidity : Requires frequent spraying, especially in warm rooms.
In the summer it is better to place in a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind and from direct sunlight. In winter, the cypress should always be removed from the central heating.
Temperature : Moderate in the warm season. In winter, an optimum of 8-10 ° C.
Soil : Requires benign drainage. You can add charcoal or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of clay-sod land, 2 leaf elements, 1 part of peat and 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth, needs fertilizing 1 time per month with liquid complex fertilizers in half of the portion indicated on the package.
Breeding : Cuttings or seeds.
Transplant : In the spring, once a couple of years. The root collar does not dig into the ground.
Pests : affected by shields (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky discharges), spider mites (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are woven with spiderwebs).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
cypress - cupressus