korieria / kohleria
It belongs to the family of Gesneria. The fatherland is the tropical belt of America.
General description : Coleria is a herbaceous ornamental flowering plant. In mature plants, the stems are lodged, the leaves are large, oblong in shape. Leaf color is different. In Kohleria eriantha (Fluffy Flowering Coleria), both the leaves and the flowers have a velvety surface. Kohleria amabilis (Coleria pleasant) leaves are silvery with red veins. Flowers bell-shaped. Colors - orange, pink, dark purple, with splashes, dots on the limb of the petals. Coleria has a very long flowering period.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Coleria:
Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Humidity : Loves high humidity, but does not like spraying. It is better to spray the atmosphere around the plant and arrange containers with water.
Humidity is similarly maintained by placing the pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is constantly wetted.
Temperature : Optimally 20-25 ° C in the summer, 12-15 ° C in the winter during a period of inactivity.
Soil : Recommended soil hash: 3 elements of sod land, 2 parts of leaf, 1 part of peat, 1 part of coniferous land and 1 fraction of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time a week with complex mineral fertilizers for flowering plants.
Breeding : Crushing during transplantation.
Transplant : In the spring, every year. The root system is superficial, so the pot is forced to be wide, but not deep.
Pests : Most often affected by mealybugs (covered with snow-white cotton-like fluff), thrips (grayish dots appear on the leaves), aphids (form sticky secretions on shoots tops, buds), whiteflies (whitish or yellowish spots appear on the underside of the leaves).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Colonial Pleasant - kohleria amabilis
coderia color - kohleria digitaliflora