ficus Natasha


  • Ficus Natasha - the first few days at home
  • We organize regular watering
  • When and how to fertilize ficus Natasha
  • Reproduction of ficus Natasha

It just so happened that the ficus is considered a symbol of home and well-being. Even in ancient times people believed that the appearance of the house ficus it appeared comfort and expelled evil spirits. A take-related ficus, just do not count! For example, if a young woman begins to take care of the ficus, and he will grow luxuriantly, then the house will soon have a baby.

Have ficus in a young family is the key to a strong love. They say that ficus gives confidence to its owner, relieves tension and can absorb negative energy. Today we decided to tell you how to take care of the ficus Natasha to get all the positive energy in the house, about which so much talk.

Ficus - came from tropical parts of the world such as Asia and Africa. All of them come from the mulberry family, and has a huge number of species. Ficus Natasha is a shrub with oblong green leaves that reach up to 8 cm and a width of up to 5 cm. Fine rubber plants bloom rarely or not at all in bloom, and this kind of ficus refers to the last.

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Ficus Natasha - the first few days at home

This ficus not approve permanent displacement, so the plants need to immediately determine a permanent place, it is desirable that direct sunlight does not fall back. Ficus Natasha does not need a bright light, it will be quite comfortable at a certain distance from the window. When placing the batteries or consider the location of heaters - the neighborhood with them undesirable for ficus. And do not forget that drafts can destroy a flower!

Usually this is quite lush ficus krona and care involves regular shaking the plants, to ensure the passage of air between the leaves. In order to maintain the required level of humidity produced regularly spray the plant. This procedure is necessary to take water at room temperature, and it is carried out twice a day.

If you are the owner of the ficus from the store, then immediately after the plant is accustom to the new location (this is usually three weeks), it should be transplanted into a new soil. Do not be afraid if, after you've brought the plant, it will begin to drop leaves. This is a normal process of adaptation. So he went as fast as possible, just keep spraying and watering regularly ficus.
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We organize regular watering

There is no specific timetable for watering plants. We need to be guided humidity earthen clod, and he at different times of the year and depending on the conditions will dry out differently. Ficus do not approve of drought, so it should be watered so that soil does not have time to dry out. But this does not mean that water should be in the pot.

It is better to carry out the procedure in several stages watering, then you can check that the soil is completely saturated with moisture. If after half an hour after watering on a pallet there are still remnants of the water, they need to be drained.

To care for and water the ficus Natasha correctly, be sure to pay attention to the water for irrigation. Cold water from the tap is able to destroy the root system of a flower, as, indeed, any of its sub-cooling. Water the plants have to stand and heated to room temperature water.

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When and how to fertilize ficus Natasha

Proper watering - it is not the entire care ficus. If the plant is not enough nutrients, it begins to drop leaves and twigs thinner. To look the bush was not suffering, it is required to feed. Usually fertilizers are purchased in specialty stores and introduced into the soil in the spring and summer, when the plant is in active growth stage.

It is recommended to feed once a month, and organic fertilizer once a mineral. The liquid concentrate is diluted in water and applied to the soil during irrigation. Always follow the dosage indicated by the manufacturer of fertilizer, or it can lead to excess growth of various fungi that cause various diseases ficus.
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Reproduction of ficus Natasha

If proper care ficus, the plant is growing and there is a desire to propagate it. Favorable period for this is considered to be spring and summer. At this time, due to the natural period of growth, the roots of the cuttings are formed much faster.

Propagation is by cuttings Ficus who procured as follows: choose the strongest shoots, trunk already stiff, not young and green. The handle should be from 2 to 4 with renal leaves, no more. Otherwise there is a risk that the cutting can be lost due to excessive moisture evaporation. Cut the cuttings placed in a container with water. At first, they actively emit white juice, so the water must be changed frequently and not allow him to freeze. After a short period of time on the cuttings formed roots, after which they can be planted in the ground.

You can rooting cuttings immediately after cutting. For this, too, should be carefully Wash cutting of latex and let it dry. Then you need to plant the cuttings in a pot with wet sand, and to the process went faster on top of them covered jar. After the cuttings take root, and issued new leaves, the jar can be removed. Care for young plants such as ficus and usually for: regular watering and spraying in the spring and summer.

Now you know what to look for ficus Natasha is not really difficult. So, your plant will soon become a real decoration of the house, and we want to care for you only gave joy!

 Ficus: care, maintenance and reproduction

 anthurium leaf spots


  • Terms of competent care for anthurium
  • Difficulties in the process of growing anthurium

Anthurium - a plant of the family Araceae (aronnikovyh), which refers to one of the many genera, with about nine species. Translated from the Latin name of the plant is the "tail"; Perhaps that is why Anthurium also called "flower-flamingo."

Homeland anthuriums - tropical and subtropical America, north of Mexico, Paraguay and Argentina. The predominant majority of species - erect herbs grown in the rainforest. In the evolution of these plants have become creepers - epiphytes and vines with aerial roots. Today anthurium grown at home, and they are popular due to their covers, which is shaped like a large petal, close-fitting to the inflorescence. In turn form inflorescence cobs as thick tails.

Currently known types of miniature anthuriums, mainly this Flowering subspecies, which today received commercial distribution. In modern culture is used as a garden or anthurium srezochnyh, as well as an indoor plant. However, anthurium, like any plant, has some features and problems in the care of what today we'll talk.

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Terms of competent care for anthurium

The first thing is to say, discussing the rules of care for different color - is that the plant is poisonous. Because it is very important to observe the orderly working with a flower. Get special gloves that are in the process of care will protect your hands from the poisonous sap of the plant. Make it so that small children or animals could not reach with a flower pot.

The main problem in the growth of anthurium - foliage is disease. As a rule, leaves black spots appear, they are dried and curled. All this is due to improper maintenance or due to the effects of pests. To avoid this, we must first ensure that the plant optimum temperature. In this case, sixteen to eighteen degrees in the winter season. In spring and summer, the room temperature may be from twenty to twenty-five degrees.

The plant should not suffer from drafts and wind, he needs to grow in an environment reminiscent of the warm climate of his native land, throughout the year. If you want to anthurium bloom started earlier than usual, then gradually elevate the temperature to twenty-three to twenty-five degrees. It is best to do it in January.

Anthuriums like a good ambient light, great carry pritenenie. Remember that pritenenie from the direct rays is necessary, otherwise the leaves begin to appear dark spots or they will dry up altogether. It is best to place the pots on the windows on the east or north-west side.

Humidity should be increased, particularly in autumn and spring, when the growth of anthurium is most active. At the same time we must ensure that the plant abundant watering. Do not forget to spray the flower, using water at room temperature. This procedure should be repeated twice a day. But do not let stagnant water in the soil!

The mistake many gardeners in the process of watering the plants - it is waterlogging, which provokes rotting of the root system. To prevent decay, certainly fill the pot drainage layer that will control the level of liquid in the container. Anthurium is best grown in a pot is not too deep, but rather wide - the plant has a shallow root system. Due to the aerial roots anthurium receives the necessary moisture from the air, so do not be superfluous to wrap the roots of special sphagnum moss, periodically spraying it.

Wrong watering provokes many problems: there are dry leaves, brown and yellow stains on them, the root system rots. Between watering anthurium top layer should dry out a bit. But we should not allow, and drying earthen coma. If you seek to ensure that the plant bloomed profusely in the winter and fall slightly reduced watering. Use a soft, preferably rainwater. If you use tap water, it is necessary to soften, as in its composition has a lot of lime.

Anthuriums prefer a relatively high humidity of 85 to 95%. Almost all of the plants of this kind suffer from excessively dry indoor air, especially for species with brightly colored, thin leaves (or the majestic Crystal Anthurium). In order to maintain the necessary humidity in the apartment, put a pot with a plant on a tray filled with wet gravel. Instead, you can use expanded clay gravel. Also, the pots can be placed in sphagnum moss, which should also be wet.

Not bad, if you make room for anthurium teplichku. The dust from the leaves is better to wash with a soft sponge soaked in warm water. In summer, you should regularly spray the leaves with warm water, but during the flowering need to be careful with this. Sprinkling anthurium, make sure that the water drops do not fall on the flowers, since because of that they are formed brown spots. Thereby it lost ornamentals.

It is important to know about the proper feeding. Fertilize Anthurium should be in the spring and summer, once every three weeks. Anthuriums are very sensitive to excess and lime, and an excess of minerals. Fertilizers should be thinned. In the form of complex NPK fertilizers it is recommended to use a ratio of 1 g / l by adding potassium humate (300 mg / l). The most effective foliar feeding effect on the leaves.

Very good effect and produce organic fertilizers, but they are not always available. They must be applied directly to the substrate surface. For example, it may be in the form of leaf mold mulch or cow or horse manure (polupereprevshy). Once a month, anthurium need to be watered using the infusion of chicken manure and mullein.

To increase anthurium was successful, you need to pick the right soil. Growing plant in a pot, use a fairly loose substrates, coarse fiber structure. It is important that the substrate was breathable and had a neutral PH, 5, 0 to 6, 0. The substrate must be large particles, which will retain good plant and still maintain all of the moisture and nutrients.

The substrate should not quickly decompose and cake. Also, there should not appear seals. On the bottom of the pot, place the drain layer consisting of a layer of sand and cuttings. Also, the substrate can be made from chopped moss (two parts), peat (two parts) and turf (one piece) or deciduous earth and peat, adding some conifer bark. Because of the poor quality of the substrate may suffer flowers and leaves: they appear yellow spots, they are twisted and lose their shape.

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Difficulties in the process of growing anthurium

Anthurium - not the most demanding plant. It is not subject to the strong influence of pests. The industrial culture of these plants are often attacked by scale insects and mealybug and aphids and mites. Particularly dangerous for anthurium scale insects, which multiplication takes place rather quickly, but to destroy them, it takes a lot of serious effort.

Anthurium ill root and stem rots destructive that provoke waterlogging and substrate temperature is too low. Anthracnose - another plant diseases. What does it manifest itself? On leaves appear dark spots, they shrink from the edges. In case of severe injury and anthurium all exhausted and dies.

Fighting anthracnose - a serious process that requires perseverance and time. Treatment should begin as soon as you notice the first signs, as mentioned above. Process plant fungicides. Experts recommend the use of systemic fungicide varieties.

Problems with plant growth and browning of leaves may be associated with an excess of calcium in the soil. Drafts, too dry air, lack of light or its overabundance can also affect the appearance of the flower. If the tips of the leaves are dry, it is likely, the plant received a sunburn - just pritenit it. If the leaves are dark and dry in the winter, it's all about the lack of lighting.

If you notice black spots on the leaves, it is necessary to raise the temperature, since the plant is obviously freezing. Anthuriums like heat. Problems with the leaves can occur because of the illiterate feeding. Exit - to normalize feeding fertilizers. If small spots and visible on a gleam, it is likely that the plant is affected spider mites.

In addition to the mite, anthurium suffers from frequent scale insects, aphids, mealybugs, Septoria sick. Scale insects can be identified by a sticky discharge on the leaves. Once you realize that the plant is sick, treat it with soapy water. If the infection much, then, for the processing, use Malathion.

Shriveled leaves and yellow spots on them talk about the defeat aphids. It should be used for the treatment or aktellik infusion of tobacco. But mealy bugs can be found on the plant and to the naked eye - his flock is quite clearly seen in the above-ground parts of the anthurium. To get rid of this pest better malathion. If there is abundant on the plant foliage spot, septoria spot it. It is necessary to remove all diseased foliage and anthurium handle conventional copper sulfate solution.

Anthurium - the plant is not the most fastidious, because give him proper care and attention is not difficult, even for inexperienced grower. Observe the necessary temperature conditions, provide the right light and humidity, and then anthurium delight you with its striking appearance.

 Anthurium: getting rid of spots on the leaves