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reo / rhoeo

It belongs to the family kommelinovyh. Fatherland - South America.

General Description : The only indoor-grown species.

Rhoeo spathacea / Rhoeo discolor (Reo bivalve or Reo variegated). Fleshy, densely planted green leaves with purple stripes, purple on the underside, depart from the small stem. The small white flowers of the reo hide the navicular covering purple bracts, because of which the reo got its popular name "Moses in the basket".

An adult plant is often confused with bromeliads, because the lower leaves die off, but the upper ones have the appearance of a rosette.

Recommendations for caring for Reo plants:

Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.

Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.

Water with warm soft water.

Does not love in any way overflowing, nor drying up of the earth.

Humidity : Needs regular spraying.

Humidity is similarly maintained by placing the pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is constantly wetted.

Keep away from drafts.

Temperature : Moderate, in summer around 20-21 ° C, in winter at least 16 ° C.

Soil: Drainage is required. Allowed to add charcoal and brick chips.

Recommended soil hash: 1 share of clay-sod, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of humus, 1 share of peat land and 1 share of sand.

In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for decorative leafy plants.

Breeding : Side shoots and crushing during transplantation.

Transplant : In the spring, every year.

The root system is superficial, so the pot is forced to be wide, but not deep.

Pests : Rarely affected.

Reo - Rhoeo

reo - rhoeo