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eucalyptus / eucalyptus

It belongs to the myrtle family. Homeland - Australia.

General description : Eucalyptus is a pyramidal tree with a characteristic smell of therapeutic essential oil secreted by it.

Young leaves are soft, egg-shaped, gray-green color. With age, they become tougher, lengthen and lose decorativeness. For the formation of fresh foliage and growth control eucalyptus is periodically cut. Usually only young eucalyptus trees are kept in houses, preferring slow-growing species of Eucalyptus gunnii (Gann Eucalyptus) and Eucalyptus citriodora (Lemon Eucalyptus). In room conditions rarely blooms.

Recommendations for the care of the plant Eucalyptus:

Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light with some direct rays.

Irrigation mode : Abundant during the growth period, moderate in winter, the ground should always be wet.

Humidity : Does not need spraying. In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). Keep away from drafts.

Temperature : Optimally in the summer of 16-18 ° C, in the winter of 12-15 ° C.

Soil : Recommended soil mix: 1 share of light sod land, 1 share of leaves, 1 share of sand.

In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for decorative leafy plants.

Cultivation : Seeds at the end of winter, at soil heating. Seeds do not sprinkle with earth, they need lighting.

Transplant : Transplanted in the spring, after 2-3 years.

Pests : Rarely affected.

Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus

eucalyptus - eucalyptus