scindapsus (flow) / scindapsus (pothos)
Refers to the family of aroids. Homeland - Central and South America, Asia.
General description : Scindapsus is a hastily growing and unpretentious vine with beautiful leaves. It forms the air roots and the best support for it is a tube with moss. You can grow it and like an ampel plant, letting shoots along the wall. It is useful to periodically pinch the stems to strengthen the branch.
The most common is Scindapsus aureus (Scindapsus golden). The leaves are ovate-oblong, 10-15 cm long.
He owns green and variegated forms with snow-white or yellow spots in the form of streaks on the leaves.
Scindapsus pictus (Scindapsus painted) does not have a bright, only matte surface of the leaf. The paint is green with silvery specks, the leaf has a thin white border.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Scindapsus:
Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. The soil must always be damp. He does not adore in any way the overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing under the shower.
Temperature regime : Optimum 18-20 ° С, minimum 16 ° С.
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of peat, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
From spring to autumn, feed every week, in winter every moon is a liquid complex fertilizer. When the feeding flaws, the leaves are small, the stems are bare.
Breeding : In spring, using phytohormones, with cuttings in the dark and lean irrigation rooting cuttings.
Transplant : In the spring, it's better every year.
Pests : It is affected by thrips (grayish dots appear on the leaves), scabbards (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky excretions).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
scindapsus (potos) - scindapsus (pothos)