laurel / laurus
Belongs to the laurel family. Fatherland - the Mediterranean.
General description : Laurel is known as a houseplant since ancient Rome. This is an evergreen log with hard and fragrant leaves. so that it does not grow more than 1.5 m, its crown is formed by trimming. Laurel grows well indoors, in addition, its leaves are used as if a culinary spice.
Recommendations for the care of the Laurel plant:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and showering.
In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony).
In winter, often ventilate the place, the laurel does not fear drafts.
Temperature : In summer, the temperature should be moderate, in winter cool 12-15 ° C, minimum + 1 ° C.
Soil : Necessary benign drainage. You can add fine gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mishmash: 2 elements of sod land, 1 share of humus, 1 share of leaf soil and 1/2 elements of sand.
During the growth period, it needs regular fertilizer watering.
Breeding : Stem cuttings in spring and autumn, layering, crushing during transplantation, seeds.
Transplant : Usually, laurel is planted in small wooden tubs and transplanted, at what time the old tub starts to rot, i.e. once every few years.
Pests : Most often affected by scale insects (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions), spider mites (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided by cobwebs), in the summer, in a fresh atmosphere, if you do not regularly wash your face in the shower, aphids .
The plant is allowed to help finish with soapy water, warm washing and spraying with Actellik (1-2 ml per liter of water).
laurel - laurus