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Flowers beloperone and Jacobine: how to grow properly

Homeland beloperone - American tropics.In nature, there are about 60 species of this plant.Beloperone name translates as "arrowhead" (Gk .: belos - ¬ęboom" regope - "The Island").Take a look at his bright orange flower: resembles an arrow, is not it?Terms

Beloperone I particularly expensive, as it is the first plant that appeared in my apartment.Since it began my fascination with flowers.I recommended his friend, explaining that for the novice grower is the plant at the time - unpretentious, beautiful and always in bloom.
beloperone choosing a place to remember that it is very photophilous plant.All year it has to stand on a sunny and light place, in the summer need to be protected from direct sunlight.So it is best to place the pot with beloperone on the southern windows, fit the southern glazed balcony.By the way, the lighting affects the color of the bracts in the shade they grow dull, and in bright light more vivid.

Humidity should be less than 80%.The plant can be put on the tray with pe
bbles crude.From time to time spray the flower.In the summer watering abundant, and reduce watering in winter, as the temperature of the content (it must not be lower than 15 C).
beloperone fed from spring to fall every day, and in winter rarely - about once a month.
as necessary plant should be repotted.The substrate is prepared as follows: take 2 pieces of sheet, 2 pieces of turf, 1 part peat lands, 1 part humus and one part sand.If beloperone greatly grown, pot need to take a little more than the previous one.
beloperone can be propagated by seeds and cuttings.I prefer the latter - Cut off each spring neodrevesnevshie cuttings.They are convenient to take when cutting, because the plant to grow more and better decorative branches, each spring must be greatly cut.Cuttings are rooted in moist substrate, covered with a film box.The temperature is maintained no lower than 20 C. If the rooting is successful, there will be about a year flowers.

Our advice
If winter beloperone suddenly clears leaves, perhaps the reason is temperature.Move the plant to a cooler location.
Follow humidity.If too much moisture from beloperone may start to fall off the flowers - immediately stop watering.
If too lignified stalks may not plant enough light or too high temperature in the room.Move the flower to another location.
If the leaves become limp and began to fall off, check whether in the interstices and on the stems of the plants webs.If there is - it is spider mite.Be sure to wipe the leaves with soapy sponge and the trunk, and then rinse with warm water, for example by means of the soul.Do not forget to periodically spray the plant to these pests are not settled on it.

Flower beloperone and Jacobine: how to grow properly at home and at room temperature?If you bought the seeds, it is not necessary to delay planting, as they quickly lose their germination.Before the seeds are planted, it is desirable to prepare them: remove from them arillus - orange fluff, which is formed at the end of the seed may also be a nail file gently remove the top skin, then it is necessary to soak seeds 48 hours in hot water (30-40 C)supplemented with fertilizers (5-10 drops).
do?Now you're ready for planting.Shallow seeds of a crude mixture of earth and coarse sand (1: 2).Planted so that a small portion of the seed remains visible on the surface.As long as the seeds germinate, making sure the substrate remains humid, and the temperature was about 25 C. The seeds germinate from a month to a year, but most of all - from 4 to 8 months.As soon as seedlings appear on three leaves, seedlings into individual pots.Grown so Strelitzia bloom in about four years.

Learn best new friend
I want to give a few tips on what to look for if you decide to have a plant previously unknown to you.
Find out what coverage suits your new green friend.After all, not all plants love the sun and bright light.Some, by contrast, prefer shade or north.But even on the sunny south side often need pritenenie from direct sunlight.Given the characteristics of the plant in advance to determine its place in the house.
important content of the plant temperature.Some like it cool, others, on the contrary, - heat.Most often, in different periods of growth of the plant and changing the temperature of its contents.The majority of the winter period begins, they need peace and coolness.But not all.

pay attention to it!

know more particularly irrigation, soil composition, feeding.Most of the over-watering of plants may rot the roots, develop the disease and dryness they start to wilt.Again, many, but not all!Others, on the contrary, prefer dryness or excessive humidity.The composition of the soil is also important.Some plants are more suitable, for example, acidic soil.And before you feed the plant, find out what type of fertilizer is best suited to them, as well as times when you need to make dressing.So, seeing a beautiful flower on the package, do not rush immediately to carry it into the house.Study first features of care.

Keeping Jacobine beautifully
Jacobine We have this feature - it refuses to produce shoots, until it reaches its ultimate height.
And it grows in the home up to six meters!Who does not want to change her natural drive and force the bushes?But this way there!Once rooted cutting Jacobine and went into growth, you need to immediately start forming the crown of beauty.The first pruning doing at a height of 10-15 cm, and when the side shoots will develop, pull out their third pair of leaves.And so doing grows with each process.In the first year leaves only about four scrap.Then I wait for the winter and the spring keep trimming, then nipping, etc.So from year to year it is becoming more luxuriant bush and lush, giving all the great processes.And when they are all covered with flowers - indescribable beauty!

pot - not a mere decoration!
Not so long ago I was approached by a friend asking what the pot is best to transplant the plant.He gave her, and she was going to do the first transplant.
I think this question - how to choose the dishes for the flower - occurs in many.Dame a few useful tips.
Note the wall of the pot.They must be smooth and even, without dimples and irregularities.Agree, from such a pot is much easier to remove the plant for the transplant, especially if earthen room roots intertwined.
is also important and the material from which the pot is made.From the properties of the material may depend feature watering plants.For example, pots of well baked clay porous and have good air permeability, in contrast to metal or porcelain.The most appropriate size of the pot - the width of the top opening coincides with its height, and the bottom is not too narrow.But if the pot is made of non-porous material (metal, porcelain, molded paper), the upper part of the pot must be greater than the height.It is very important to have a vent, and if the pot is large, there may be several.