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sparmania (room linden) / sparmannia

Refers to the family of lime trees. Homeland - South Africa.

General description : The only species grown in the indoor environment is Sparmannia africana, a tree-like plant with large light-green, pubescent leaves of a heart-shaped form. It grows hurriedly. so as not to transplant several times a year, it is allowed to restrain growth by pricking the shoots. Sparmania is an ornamental flowering plant. Snow-white flowers with a golden middle are grouped on long peduncles. Blooms for a long time, blooms in early spring. Later blossoms stems and peduncles pruned.

Sparmania can bloom repeatedly. With good care, it grows up to 2 m.

Recommendations for the care of the plant Spormania:

Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon. In winter, additional artificial lighting is needed.

Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. The soil must always be damp.

Humidity : Adores high humidity, but spray gently, from a shallow spray.

Temperature regime : Optimum in the summer does not exceed 23 ° С, in winter 17-18 ° C, minimum 10 ° С.

Soil : Drainage is mandatory. You can add charcoal and brick chips.

Recommended soil mix: 2 elements of clay-sod land, 1 share of sheet humus and 1 share of sand.

During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers.

Breeding : The apical and caulis cuttings easily take root in spring and summer.

Transplantation : Young plants are transplanted in spring and autumn, mature, older than three years are transplanted only in the spring.

Pests : It is infrequent.

Spormania (Room Linden) - Sparmannia

sparmania (room linden) - sparmannia