Belongs to the bromeliad family. Fatherland - Brazil.
General description : Usually in room conditions the following types are diluted:
Nidularium innocentii (Nudularium Innocent). Looks like neoreglia. Its inner leaves seem to turn red before flowering, but they are shorter. Because of this, they are more like flower petals. These inflorescences are small, on short peduncles, hiding in the axils of the inner leaves. The bottom side of the leaf is purple, the edge is serrated. There is a striped look Nidularium innocentii striatum.
Nidularium billbergioides (bilbergy-shaped Nidularium) is an epiphytic plant. The leaves have a finely serrate margin, broadly linear, pointed at the ends. The inflorescences of this species seem to hide in the pristotsvetnyh leaves, which during the flowering period have a bright yellow color.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Nidularium:
Illumination : In the summer, the nidularium needs bright but diffused light. In winter, pruneing is not necessary.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. Water with warm soft water. It is recommended to pour water directly into the outlet, but only in summer, in winter it is better to soil, in order to avoid rotting.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
Temperature condition : In summer, the temperature should be 22-25 ° С, in winter 18-20 ° С, minimum 16 ° С.
Soil : Requires very benign drainage. You can add charcoal and coniferous bark.
Recommended soil mixture: 1 share of light sod land, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of peat, 1 share of humus and 1/2 of the sand. You can use the purchased soil mix for orchids.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a month with complex fertilizers for bromeliads or usual 1/4 servings. Divorced fertilizer is applied by watering or spraying route.
Cultivation : Usually rooted in soil heating shoots formed at the base of the plant. You can sow the seeds, but they must first be etched and sterilized ground. The soil for germination should be very loose (a mixture of leafy soil and sand or chopped moss and fern roots). Seedlings need high humidity, shading and soil heating.
Transplant : The maternal plant will die off after flowering. Spring transplanted siblings. The root system is superficial, the pots should be shallow.
Pests : Affected by the scarlet spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are covered with cobwebs), scutes (brown leaves on the leaves and stalks, leaving sticky secretions), aphids (forming sticky secretions on the tops of the shoots, buds), powdery worms (covered with snow-white vatoobrazny fuzz).
With a slight infection, the plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water and warm washing.
In case of severe injury, spraying with an insecticide solution (actellic, decis, fitoverm, etc.) is recommended.
bilbergy-shaped nidularium - nidularium billbergioides
nidularium innocent - nidularium innocentii