Refers to the family of centipedes. Fatherland - South America, Australia, India.
General description : It is a fern with beautiful pinnately-dissected or whole leaves.
Usually in the indoor setting the following species are bred:
Polypodium aureum (Polypodium golden) rhizome thick, scaly, creeping. Leaves up to 60-70 cm long are greyish-green or bluish, pinnately dissected or whole.
Polypodium pustulatum (Polypodium papyrus) differs in the papyrus surface of dark-green, pinnately-dissected leaves.
Polypodium is a rather unpretentious plant.
Recommendations for plant care Polipodium:
Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.
Irrigation regime: Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
He does not adore in any way the overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Atmospheric humidity: Requires regular spraying and washing under the shower.
Remove from central heating.
Temperature regime: In summer, the temperature should be moderate, in winter: for the polypodium of the warm, 18-20 ° C, for the polypodium of the pimple cool, 12-14 ° C.
Soil: The soil is acidly weakly acidic. If a snow-white calcareous deposit appears on the surface of the soil, the top layer must be replaced.
Recommended soil mix: 1 share of coniferous land, 2-3 elements of leaf, 1 share of peat, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with liquid fertilizer for ornamental-deciduous houseplants.
Breeding: Crushing of the bush during transplantation, layering, spores.
Transplantation: In the spring, annually. Roots do not penetrate into the ground, but only slightly sprinkled. The root system is superficial, so the pot must be wide, but not deep.
Pests: Often afflicted by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabbards (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky discharge).
It is recommended spraying with insecticide solution (acticle, decis, phytoverm, etc.).
polypodium gold - polypodium aureum - variety