nephrolepis / nephrolepis
Refers to the family of ferns.
General description : Nephrolepis - the most unpretentious of ferns, hastily grows and quite beautiful. Usually it is grown as if it were an ampel plant.
Usually in the indoor setting the following species are bred:
Nephrolepis exaltata (Nephrolepis sublime) owns rigid cirrus erect leaves with even margins. It grows up.
Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis (Nephrolepis Boston) . This variation is distinguished by delicately curved leaves.
There are similar varieties with corrugated edges of leaflets, with complex feathery forms (twice, thrice and four times dissected), at which time each leaf is in its turn pinnately dissected and the entire plant looks lacy.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Nephrolepis:
Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during the growth period, moderate in winter. To water with warm soft water.
It is recommended to water the method by immersing the pot in a tray with water up to a full saturation.
He does not adore in any way the overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Humidity : Needs frequent spraying, especially in summer or in a well-heated place. He does not like drafts.
Remove from central heating.
Temperature regime : In summer the temperature should be moderate 20-22 ° C, in the winter cool 13-15 ° C.
Soil : The soil is weakly acidic. When a snow-white calcareous deposit appears on the surface of the soil, the top layer must be replaced.
Recommended soil mix: 1 share of light turf, 1 share leafy, 1 share peat, 1 share humus and 1 share sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for ornamental-deciduous plants.
Breeding: Crushing the bush in spring, layers.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to germinate through the drainage holes).
Pests : It is affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabbards (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky discharge).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
nephrolepis - nephrolepis