rheo / rhoeo
Refers to the comnelin family. Fatherland is South America.
General description : The only species grown in room conditions
Rhoeo spathacea / Rhoeo discolor (Reo overflow or Reo mottled). From the small stem depart fleshy, densely planted green or with yellow stripes leaves, purple on the underside. The fine snow-white flowers of rheo hide the naval, shining purple bracts, because of which rheo received its popular name "Moses in the basket."
The adult plant is often confused with bromeliads, because the lower leaves die, but the upper ones have the appearance of the rosette.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Reo:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
To water with warm soft water.
He does not adore in any way the overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
Air humidity is similarly supported by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened.
Keep away from drafts.
Temperatures : Moderate, in summer near 20-21 ° C, in winter at least 16 ° C.
Soil: Drainage is mandatory. It is allowed to add charcoal and brick crumbs.
Recommended soil mix: 1 share clay-sod, 1 share leafy, 1 share humus, 1 share peat land and 1 share sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for ornamental-deciduous plants.
Breeding : Side shoots and crushing during transplantation.
Transplantation : In the spring, annually.
The root system is superficial, so the pot must be wide, but not deep.
Pests : It is infrequent.
reo - rhoeo