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Belongs to the family kamnelomkovyh. Fatherland - the highlands of East Asia.

General description : This ampelous plant can not be confused with any other, thanks to unusual stalks-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). Her leaves are olive-green, with silver streaks. She is quite unpretentious.

Saxifraga stolonifera tricolor (weedfender tricolor 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 the care of the plant Saxifrage:

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 the summer, optimal in the 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.

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

Breeding : 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, leaves and stems are woven with spiderwebs), and a mealy worm.

In these cases, the plant must be sprinkled with insecticide solutions (actellic, decis, fitoverm, etc.) until the cure is full.

Saberfoot - Saxifraga

saxifraga - saxifraga