scindapsus (potos) / scindapsus (pothos)
It belongs to the aroid family. Homeland - Central and South America, Asia.
General description : Money plant - hastily growing and unpretentious liana with beautiful leaves. It forms air roots and the best support for it is a tube with moss. You can grow it as if an ampelous plant, running shoots along the wall. It is useful to periodically pinch the stalks to enhance branching.
The most common is Scindapsus aureus (Crusts Golden). Leaves are leathery oblong-ovate 10-15 cm long.
He owns green and variegated forms with snow-white or yellow spots in the form of stains on the leaves.
Scindapsus pictus (Painted Paints) owns in no way bright, only the matte surface of the sheet. Paint - green with silver spots, on the edge of the sheet snow-white thin rim.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Scandapsus:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. The soil should always be wet. Does not love in any way overflowing, nor drying up of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing in the shower.
Temperature condition : Optimum 18-20 ° С, minimum 16 ° С.
Soil : Recommended soil mash: 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of peat, 1 share of humus and 1 share of sand.
From spring until autumn, feed each week, in winter, each moon with a liquid complex fertilizer. With a flaw in feeding, the leaves become shallow, the stems become bare.
Cultivation : In the spring with use of phytohormones, at content in the dark and poor watering rooted cuttings.
Transplant : In the spring, better annually.
Pests : It is affected by thrips (grayish dots appear on the leaves), scutes (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Scindapsus (Potos) - scindapsus (pothos)