dizygotheca / dizygotheca
Refers to the Araliev family. Fatherland - Polynesia.
General description : Dizigoteka - an unusual plant with palchate-complex leaves on long cuttings. Leaflets are very dark, approximately black in color, with a serrated, serrate or wavy margin. It grows to a height of 1.8 m. The foliage of a young plant is similar to lace.
Dizigoteki are capricious, they need to provide stable and error-free care.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Dizigoteka:
Illumination : photophilous, but in no way tolerates direct sunlight.
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 : Needs regular spraying. Loves a fresh atmosphere, but without drafts.
Temperature regime : Moderate, in winter 17-18 ° C, minimum 16 ° C. Can not tolerate sudden temperature changes.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. It is allowed to add birch charcoal and brick crumbs.
Recommended soil mix: 1 share leafy, 1 part sod land and 1 share sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with complex fertilizer.
Breeding : In the spring, in the soil heating and using phytohormones, rooting cuttings and sowing seeds.
Transplantation : Annually in the spring.
Pests : May be affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabbards (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky excretions), thrips (grayish dots appear on the leaves).
It is recommended spraying with insecticide solution (acticle, decis, phytoverm, etc.).
Dizigoteka - Dizygotheca