polypodium (phlebodium) / polypodium
Belongs to the multi-legged family. Fatherland - South America, Australia, India.
General description : This is a fern with beautiful pinnacles or whole leaves.
Usually in room conditions the following types are bred:
Polypodium aureum (Polypodium gold) rhizome thick, scaly, creeping. Leaves up to 60-70 cm long, grayish-green or bluish, pinnately dissected or whole.
Polypodium pustulatum (Polypodium bumpy) is distinguished by the bumpy surface of dark green, pinnately dissected leaves.
Polypodium - quite unpretentious plant.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Polypodium:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode: Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Does not love in any way overflowing, nor drying up of the earth.
Humidity of the atmosphere: Requires regular spraying and washing in the shower.
Remove from central heating.
Temperature: In summer, the temperature should be moderate; in winter: warm for gold polypodium, 18–20 ° C, pimply for cool polypodium, 12–14 ° C.
Soil: The soil is acidic, slightly acid. When a white lime deposit appears on the ground surface, the upper layer must be replaced.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of coniferous land, 2-3 leaf elements, 1 share of peat, 1 share of humus soil and 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth it needs fertilizing once a fortnight with liquid fertilizer for decorative leafy houseplants.
Breeding: Crushing the bush during transplantation, layering, spores.
Transplant: In the spring, every year. Roots do not dig into the ground, but only slightly sprinkled. The root system is superficial, so the pot is forced to be wide, but not deep.
Pests: Often affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are woven over with a spider web), scutes (brown leaves on the leaves and stalks, which leave sticky secretions).
Recommended spraying an insecticide solution (actellic, decis, fitoverm, etc.).
polypodium gold - polypodium aureum
polypodium gold - polypodium aureum is a species