eucalyptus / eucalyptus
Refers to the family Myrtle. Motherland - Australia.
General description : Eucalyptus is a tree-like plant of pyramidal form with a characteristic smell of the essential essential oil extracted by it.
Young leaves are soft, ovate, gray-green in color. With age, they become harder, lengthen and lose decorativeness. To form fresh foliage and restrain growth, eucalyptus is periodically cut off. Usually only young eucalyptus is kept in houses, preferring slowly growing species of Eucalyptus gunnii (Eucalyptus Gunn) and Eucalyptus citriodora (Eucalyptus lemon). In the room conditions rarely blossoms.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Eucalyptus:
Illumination : It needs bright, but diffused light with a certain number of direct rays.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter, the soil must always be damp.
Humidity : Does not require spraying. For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). Keep away from drafts.
Temperature regime : Optimum in the summer 16-18 ° C, in the winter 12-15 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 1 share of light turf ground, 1 share leafy, 1 share sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for ornamental-deciduous plants.
Breeding : Seeds at the end of winter, with soil heating. Seeds can not be sprinkled with earth, they need lighting.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, after 2-3 years.
Pests : It is infrequent.
eucalyptus - eucalyptus