Belongs to the family kamnelomkovyh. Fatherland - the highlands of East Asia.
General description : This ampelous plant cannot be confused with any other, thanks to unusual stalk-stolons, similar to thin ropes, at the ends of which grow daughter rosettes of leaves. Kamnelom leaves pubescent, have a rounded shape, collected in the rosette. Mature stonework spring bloom small whitish flowers.
Two forms are best known:
Saxifraga stolonifera (Saxifrage weaving). Its leaves are olive-green, with silver streaks. She is quite unpretentious.
Saxifraga stolonifera tricolor (Spiderweed Kamnelomka tricolor) with a white-pink strip on the edge of the sheet and the red underside is more spectacular, but more capricious and grows slower.
Recommendations for caring for the Sawfoot:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Humidity : Needs frequent spraying, especially in summer.
In the summer it is better to place in a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind and from direct sunlight.
Temperature range : Cool, up to 20 ° C in summer, optimal in winter 10-12 ° C, minimum 6 ° C.
Soil : Requires benign drainage. Allowed to add petty gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth it needs regular supplements 1 time every 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for decorative leafy plants.
Dilution : Stonefrigs rosettes easily rooted. They need to sprinkle with earth, later rooting cut stolons. Seeds are also sown.
Transplant : In the spring, every year.
Pests : The saxifrage is sometimes affected by aphids (they form sticky discharges on the tops of the shoots, buds), spider mites (in a dry atmosphere, the leaves and stems are woven with cobwebs), mealybugs.
In these cases, the plant must be sprinkled with insecticide solutions (actellic, decyst, fitoverm, etc.) until the cure is full.
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