nertera / nertera
It belongs to the marenov family. Fatherland - Central and South America, New Zealand.
General Description : The only indoor-grown species.
Nertera depressa / Nertera granadensis (Nertera pressed or Nertera Granada). Owns creeping stems with tiny rounded leaves. In late spring, blooms with whitish small flowers. In the summer, glassy orange pea-sized berries ripen. They can hold on the branches all autumn and winter. Usually, later, as if the berries fall off the plant is thrown away, but nertara is a perennial plant, with unmistakable care it can live for a long time.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Nerter:
Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode : Abundant in the period of growth, moderate in winter, by the measure of drying out of the soil.
Humidity of the atmosphere: Periodic spraying with warm content is useful. In the summer it is better to place in a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind and from direct sunlight.
Temperature condition : In summer, the temperature should be moderate 20-22 ° С, in winter cool 10-12 ° С, minimum 7 ° С.
Soil : Requires very benign drainage.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of clay soil, 1 share leaf and 1 part of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time per month with complex fertilizers.
Cultivation : Crushing a bush in the spring, seeds.
Transplant : if nertara wintered in the spring, right up to the beginning of flowering, it needs to be transplanted. The soil does not ram, it should be very loose.
The root system is superficial, the pots should be shallow.
Pests : Rarely affected.