reo / rhoeo
Belongs to the family of Commelinas. Fatherland - South America.
General Description : The only indoor-grown species
Rhoeo spathacea / Rhoeo discolor (Reo vesicular or Reo mottled). Fleshy, densely planted green or with yellow stripes leaves, purple on the underside, depart from the small stem. The small snow-white flowers of the reo hide the scaphoid opaque 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 leaves have the appearance of a rosette.
Recommendations for the care of the Reo plant:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Water with warm soft water.
She does not adore in any way overflow or drying up of the earth.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
Humidity is similarly maintained by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or expanded clay, which is non-stop wetted.
Keep away from drafts.
Temperature : Moderate, in summer near 20-21 ° C, in winter at least 16 ° C.
Soil: Drainage required. Allowed to add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mishmash: 1 share of clay-turf, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of humus, 1 share of peat land and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs to be fed 1 time in 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for decorative and deciduous plants.
Breeding : Lateral shoots and crushing during transplantation.
Transplant : In the spring, annually.
The root system is superficial, so the pot is forced to be wide, but not deep.
Pests : Rarely affected.
reo - rhoeo