scindapsus (potos) / scindapsus (pothos)
Belongs to the aroid family. Homeland - Central and South America, Asia.
General description : Scindapsus is a hastily growing and unpretentious vine with beautiful leaves. It forms air roots and the best support for it is a tube with moss. You can grow it and as if an ampelous plant, letting shoots along the wall. It is useful to pinch stems periodically to enhance branching.
The most common Scindapsus aureus (Scindapsus golden). Leaves are leathery ovate-oblong in shape 10-15 cm long.
He owns green and colorful forms with snow-white or yellow spots in the form of streaks on the leaves.
Scindapsus pictus (painted scindapsus) has no bright, only a matte surface of the sheet. Paint - green with silver spots, I cover the sheet with a snow-white thin border.
Scindapsus plant care recommendations:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. The soil must always be wet. She does not adore in any way overflow or drying up of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and showering.
Temperature condition : Optimum 18-20 ° С, minimum 16 ° С.
Soil : Recommended soil hash: 1 share of leafy soil, 1 share of peat, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
From spring to autumn, feed every week, in winter, each moon with liquid complex fertilizer. With a flaw in feeding, the leaves become smaller, the stems are exposed.
Dilution : In spring, using phytohormones, when kept in the dark and sparse irrigation, rooting cuttings.
Transplant : In the spring, better annually.
Pests : Affected by thrips (grayish dots appear on leaves), scabies (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions).
The plant is allowed to help finish with soapy water, warm washing and spraying with Actellik (1-2 ml per liter of water).
scindapsus (potos) - scindapsus (pothos)