myrtle / myrtus
It belongs to the family of myrtle. Motherland - Southern Europe, North Africa.
General description: Myrtle quite impressive log, is more suitable for the garden, but it is allowed to grow and as a single plant for the decoration of light, but the cool hall. The leaves of myrtle small, colorful, egg-shaped, with a flattering smell. Volatile allocated to leaves, disinfect the air, myrtle essential oil is therapeutic. In summer, a mature plant blooms fragrant pure white flowers, in autumn it appear dark blue berries.
The word "myrtle" is translated from the Greek "medicine", this plant is considered a symbol of chastity, wore wreaths of myrtle bride.
Recommendations for the care of a plant Myrtle:
Lighting: light-requiring, only need to make shade in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode: Abundant in the growth period, bizarre winter, especially if the plant is kept in the cool.
Humidity: Requires frequent spraying, especially in warm rooms.
In the summer a better place to fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony).
Temperature: In summer the temperature should be moderate, winter cool 8-10 ° C.
Soil: Recommended soil mishmash: 2-3 elements of turf, 1 share of peat lands, 1 share of humus, 1 share of sand. In the period of growth needs a dressing 1 every 2 weeks complex fertilizers ( "Giant", Rainbow, "" ideal, "etc.) For mature trees 1 time during the summer allowed to make humus.
Breeding: stem cuttings, seeds.
Transplanting: Transplant young plants each year, mature, older than three years transplanted through a couple years, but every year is replaced by a higher layer of the earth.
Pests: affected scale insects (on leaves and stems appear brown patches, leaving a sticky discharge), spider mites (in dry atmosphere, leaves and stems braided webs).
The plant allowed to help finish a soap solution, and washing the warm spray aktellik (1-2 ml per liter of water).
myrtle - myrtus