murraya / murraya
Refers to the family of rut. Fatherland - South and South-East Asia.
General description : Murrayya paniculata is a compact evergreen shrub with leathery oval leaves. Flowers are small, snow-white, fragrant. Inflorescences suggest lilacs.
The plant is rather unpretentious, easily bred in indoor conditions.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Murray:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. To water with warm soft water.
Humidity of air : Periodic spraying is desirable, but Murray is in no way demanding for the humidity of the atmosphere. For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony).
Temperature regime : In summer the temperature should be moderate, in the winter cool 15-18 ° C, at least 12 ° C.
Soil : The soil is weakly acidic. If a snow-white calcareous deposit appears on the surface of the soil, the top layer must be replaced.
Recommended soil mix: 1 share sod, 1 share leafy, 1 share peat land, 1 share humus and 1 share sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a month with complex mineral fertilizers.
Breeding : In spring, cuttings are rooted under a glass jar and using phytohormones. Also seeds.
Transplant : Young plants are transplanted annually, mature, older than three years are transplanted in two years.
Pests : Murray is affected by a scarlet spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, the leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs). Other times, aphids may be affected, especially in summer, in the fresh air. Damaged leaves and tops of shoots become discolored and wither.
With a small infection, the plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution and a warm wash.
In case of severe damage, spraying with an insecticide solution (acticle, decis, phytoverm etc.) is recommended.
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