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Houseplant saxifrage

This genus of plants distributed mainly in temperate and northern latitudes, they can be found even in the Arctic.Often saxifrage can be seen on the rocks, stones.They penetrate into the cracks of the roots, thereby destroying them.Probably, from here born and given the name.In Latin saxurn means stone, and frangere means breaking.As for ornamental breeding, there is known only one type of plant, which belongs to this genus.It S. stolonifera.

plant, which is called "saxifrage" very unpretentious and undemanding to no heat or humidity.It grows well in ampelnye form.Look great items, consisting of a plurality of receptacles are placed in hanging pots.Among them hang like garlands, subtle red "mustache" in which there are many small outlets.The plant can be used as ground cover in winter gardens.

saxifrage: types.

This species is also called saxifrage saxifrage proliferous.In Latin, the name sounds like Saxifraga sarmentosa L. f.The plant can be found on rocky areas in the mountains of China and Jap

an.This herbaceous perennial plant type.Its height reaches 50 cm. It has long filamentous rooting whip.Almost round leaves collected in the outlet, they expressed heart-shaped base.The edges of the leaves crenate-lobate.On the upper side they are green, with whitish veins and to the bottom - reddish.Flowers of the plant collected in the brush complex shape onto their reddish or white.

plants begin to bloom in May.It is a deciduous ornamental plant.It spread and how pottery and how ampelnoe, thanks to its beautiful Scourge hanging down.It is very highly valued as a plant conservatories, greenhouses and groundcover room culture.

This plant is and feature: it forms a long thread-like "antennae" reddish hue.They are formed at the ends of the socket leaves.These "antennae" may be quite long (up to a meter).Often the plant is called "beard" or "spider" or "hair of Venus."

have Saxifraga stolonifera Tricolor variegated leaves.This is not a decorative appearance, so it is less known in the culture.

Saxifrage: care.

Houseplant saxifrage loves the place poluzatenennogo type.Pots saxifrage better to put on the windows on the west side or the east.It grows well on the north window sill.On the south side of the plant should be pritenyat that did not get direct sunlight.Saxifrage loves fresh air, so it can stand on summer days, for example, on a balcony or veranda.If the light is very intense, the plant becomes faded, and if the lighting is not enough, the decorative suffers.

The optimum temperature of the contents of the plants between 20 and 25 degrees.This is true for the whole season.In winter, the plant feels better in the cool.Variegated form of the plant prefers temperature in 18 degrees.

Watering saxifrage need to moderate and fall, and spring.Repeated watering should be carried out in the drying of the upper layers of the earth in the pot.In winter, watering very little, but do not allow the drying of the earth.From the first days of spring are beginning to pour more.Water for irrigation should have time to settle.

Leaflets plants also should be sprayed with water, which has to defend.This is especially true for the summer and spring.

Saxifrage - a plant that loves feeding.They can be carried out both in summer and in winter, about once every couple of months.A solution of fertilizer to be weak.In spring and summer to feed the plant is necessary every 14 days.If the plant is not enough nutrient, the stalks are drawn, shoots begin to grow randomly.

In the last days of spring are formed sparse panicle inflorescence with pink or white flowers that cascade down nicely in the form of stars.Blossoms in the summer, and very long.Floral loose panicles of the arrows grow out midway plants.After withered, the plant loses its decorative and appeal, so the appearance of the shooter, it is better to remove.

It is necessary to repot a houseplant on as the need arises.Containers for transplant should be shallow, flat because saxifrage not tolerate acidification of the substrate.To saxifrage gave a beautiful large hanging sockets in each pot should be planted several young seedlings.The acidity of the soil for transplantation should be about 6, the composition it should be humus.The structure of the substrate includes a clay-turf ground, leaf (part) and sand (half).You can also be a substrate of an equal amount of sand, peat, humus, leaf, sod land.The bottom of the pot should be covered with good drainage.

saxifrage can be propagated by pieces from escaping.They can be planted directly into pots, even a few pieces.Scourge after rooting in the ground can be separated, and also seat of the pot.The structure of the land is part sod of earth and humus type, plus sand (less than half).Watering shoots need plenty of.

Saxifrage: medicinal properties.

Because plants make juice drops are used to treat ear diseases.With juice made dressings that treat abscesses and other inflammations.A decoction of the plant - a good analgesic, disinfectant.It is used for frostbite, boils and sores with pus.

Saxifrage: difficulties in growing.

If the temperature is too high, you can hit saxifrage and spider mites, scale insects and.

If the plant is cold and humid place, it may rot the roots.If this happens, it is necessary to remove the plant from the container, inspect the root part.If the outlet is still alive, and the roots rot, the outlet can be individually root.Remove roots and blackened leaves with traces of rot and rooting saxifrage in a pot with a new substrate, and the land should be loose.It is better if you use shredded sphagnum moss with sand, mixed in equal proportions.The pot is placed under a translucent cover or bag of polyethylene.Put the pot on the light into heat.Approximately four weeks should see the first leaf.

saxifrage plant can be damaged by spider mites, scale insects and thrips.