selaginella / selaginella
Refers to the family of the planet. The homeland is America's tropical belt.
General description : Selaginella is a rather demanding plant.
Usually in the indoor setting the following species are bred:
Selaginella martensii (Selaginella Martensa) - bushy plant up to 30 cm high. Leaves are like ferns. The paint of small leaves is tender green. The stems are straightforward, they lie down with age. The air roots formed on the stems descend downward and take root in the ground.
Selaginella lepidophylla (Selaginella lepidophylla). This species is usually sold in the form of a dried ball. if it is placed in water, it will swell and turn into a bush with small leaves.
Selaginella uncinata (Selaginella hooked) owns bluish-green leaves.
recommendations for the care of the plant Selaginella:
Illumination : Prefers scattered light, can grow in partial shade.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, in winter moderate, by the measure of drying of the soil. Water with soft water.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
The humidity of the air is similarly supported by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened.
Selaginella is perfect in the terrarium or in the bottle garden. Keep away from drafts.
Temperature regime : Moderate, optimally 18-19 ° C, minimum 12 ° C.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mishmash: 1 share of peaty fibrous soil, 1 share of leaf and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every 2 weeks with complex fertilizers for ornamental-deciduous plants in half.
Breeding : Crushing during transplantation, stem stems.
Transplantation : In the spring, once a couple of years.
The root system is superficial, so the pot must be wide, but not deep. When transplanting the soil does not tamper with, leave loose.
Pests : Another time can be affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs).
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).
selaginella martensa - selaginella martensii
Celaginella lepidoptera - Selaginella lepidophylla