nephrolepis / nephrolepis
It belongs to the family of ferns.
General description : Nephrolepis is the most unpretentious of ferns, hastily grows and is very beautiful. Usually it is grown as an ampelous plant.
Usually in room conditions the following types are bred:
Nephrolepis exaltata (Nephrolepis sublime) possesses hard feathery upright leaves with smooth edges. He grows up.
Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis (Nephrolepis Boston) . This variation is distinguished by gracefully curved leaves.
There are similar varieties with corrugated edges of leaves, complexly feathery forms (twice, three times, and four times dissected), at which time each leaf in turn is pinned and the whole plant looks lacy.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Nephrolepis:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. Water with warm soft water.
It is recommended that watering by immersing the pot in a pan with water until the saturation is full.
Does not love in any way overflowing, nor drying up of the earth.
Humidity : Needs frequent spraying, especially in summer or in a well heated place. Do not like drafts.
Remove from central heating.
Temperature condition : In summer, the temperature should be moderate 20-22 ° С, in winter 13-15 ° С cool.
Soil : The soil is slightly acid. When a white lime deposit appears on the ground surface, the upper layer must be replaced.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of light sod, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of peat, 1 share of humus soil and 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for decorative leafy plants.
Breeding: Crushing the bush in the spring, layering.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made close (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes).
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, the leaves and stems are woven over with a spiderweb), scutes (brown leaves on the leaves and stalks, leaving sticky secretions).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
nephrolepis - nephrolepis