ANTIURIUM AND OTHER PLANTS WITH BEAUTIFUL SOURCES
Often the type of inflorescence can determine the family to which the plant belongs. So, for the Aroids is characteristic the cob, covered with a coverlet, which many take as a flower. Bright representatives of the family - unpretentious and long-blossoming anthurium and spathiphyllum.
To cover the anthurium, which is a modified leaf, became more expressive, in winter it is necessary to keep the plant on the windowsills of the southern windows. Pour moderately warm filtered water, regularly spray the leaves. It is important that water does not fall on the blanket - spots may form. To maintain moisture, the base of the plant and the surface of the substrate cover with sphagnum moss. When it appears on the crystals of salts, replace it with a new one. In conditions of high air humidity, the soil substratum should not be overmoistened. It should be constantly slightly damp.
All this is important for spathiphyllum, the separated parts of which grow rapidly and blossom already in 8 months. In the period of active growth, feed it every 14 days with liquid fertilizer of the type "Rainbow" or "Effeton".
A popular plant, blooming in winter, is the Kalanchoe of Blossfeld of the Tolstyank family. Tubular flowers of varieties of a variety of colors are collected in paniculate inflorescences. The plant well hibernates at + 13-16 degree. Periodically, water it to prevent discarding of leaves. When stretching, rejuvenate - the cuttings are well rooted at any time of the year.
Admire from May to July magnificent drooping brooms medinilly gorgeous from the family Melastomovye can be, if you lower the temperature of the contents to + 15-16 hail, in the period from November to February, when the laying of flower buds for the future flowering.
Otherwise, the whimsical beauty does not blossom.
SIMPLE AND SOME BASES
Inflorescences-baskets - attribute of the family Astro / Srednotsvetnye. Often they are mistaken for one flower. Luxurious large baskets of a variety of colors bloom from late August to November gerbera. In winter, it suffers from the dryness of the air, but it is impossible for the water to fall into the rosette of leaves. Water it gently, increase the humidity of the air, putting wet towels on the batteries, including indoor fountains, etc. Feed the full mineral fertilizer for beautifully flowering species 3-4 times a month starting in March. Organic exclude.
More simple inflorescences-baskets - in argyrantema of shrubby, which is often called chrysanthemum shrubby. If you have a stamen plant, maintain its shape by pruning longer shoots.
Cylindrical inflorescences of flowers with unobtrusive petals and numerous stamens stamping red in different directions with yellow tips are transformed in summer Callistemon lemon yellow from Myrtovy in the present exotic miracle. But to see reincarnation it is possible only if the plant correctly hibernates: keep it in a bright place, for example, on a glassed verandah, a balcony, in a loggia at a temperature of + 5-6 degree; Watering reduce, not allowing the drying of the soil substrate.
Another evergreen handsome with inflorescences-ershikami - metrosideros tall from the same family. Unlike his relative with the same care, he blooms in February-March.
An unusual capitate inflorescence "shoots" from May to October Ehmeya striped from the family Bromeliads. It consists of small red with a bluish tinge of flowers and pink-red bracts. For a plant, the humidity of the air is more important than watering. Spray ehmeyu with water and pour it into the sinuses of the leaves of the rosette. It is better to do this in the morning, so that by the evening the moisture evaporates, otherwise the plant will begin to turn yellow and wilt.
From January to December, the drooping spiky inflorescences of red small flowers admire A luxurious Acalife from the family Molochaya. Continuous flowering should be supported by feeding: in spring and summer - 2 times a month, preferably with a liquid fertilizer such as "Rainbow". The plant likes loosening the soil substrate after each watering.
You can achieve that within a year will be strewn with small drooping spiky inflorescences and Justice Brandeige (the old name - white dropper) from the Acanthus family. And its beauty - in the brightness of the bracts, which manifests itself only in sufficient light. In winter the plant feels fine on the eastern or northern windows.
FOR THE NOTICE
There are other types of inflorescences in beautifully flowering houseplants, but from the point of view of architectonics, all this diversity can be divided into two large groups: dense (baskets, heads, ears, ear) and loose (umbrella, scutellum, curl, whisk, brush) , although there are numerous exceptions in both groups.
Owners of interesting umbellate inflorescences belong to different families.
Capricious beauty ixor bright red from the Marenovs, in which each shoot ends with an inflorescence, do a pinch or pinch for better branching and abundant flowering. From 3-4-year-old plant in winter contain at a temperature of + 14-16 degrees, water moderately, do not feed; In the spring, transplant, trim. Try not to rearrange - with frequent changes in location fall buds.
Hoya is fleshy and x. beautiful from Lastovnevyh, on the contrary, they are not capricious, they are grown both as lianas and as ampelian plants. Never hurry to trim the discolored inflorescences, since new ones form on the same peduncles.
© Author: Lyudmila ULEYSKAYA, Cand. Biol. Sciences, Yalta.
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