Belongs to the family of laurel. Fatherland - the Mediterranean.
General description : Laurel is known as a houseplant since ancient Rome. This 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 in room conditions, in addition, its leaves are used as a culinary spice.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Laurel:
Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing in the shower.
In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony).
In winter, more often to ventilate the place, laurel does not fear drafts.
Temperature condition : In the summer, the temperature should be moderate, in the winter cool 12-15 ° C, minimum + 1 ° C.
Soil : Requires benign drainage. You can add petty gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mash: 2 elements of sod land, 1 share of humus, 1 share of leaf soil and 1/2 elements of sand.
In the period of growth in need of regular fertilizer watering.
Cultivation : Stem cuttings in spring and autumn, layering, crushing during transplantation, seeds.
Replanting : Usually, laurel is planted in small wooden tubs and transplanted, at what time the old tub takes to rot, i.e. once every few years.
Pests : Most often affected by shields (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions), spider mites (dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are covered with cobwebs), in summer, in a fresh atmosphere, if you do not regularly wash under a shower, aphids attack .
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).