- How to care for Alokaziya
For Alokaziya photo - a winning portfolio, it has not been done to any angle. Leaves plants so delicious that no one would think to question his decorative value. It does not stop the home gardeners and the fact that the tropical beauty is rarely answers the concern flowering. What is the secret of the care of a plant, its types and requirements for the content.
Alokaziya - a very beautiful and spectacular flower
Alokaziya leaves simply delicious
Tropical Beauty Alokaziya
Alokaziya Motherland - tropical latitudes of the South-East Asia. In humid forests of Ceylon, the Philippines, Malaysia, there are about 50 species of plants, most of which are hybrids. In scientific circles distinguish 5 main types Alokaziya: krupnokornevuyu, black velvet, copper-red, fragrant, and the Amazon.
Alokaziya has about 50 species
Krupnokornevaya Alokaziya True to its name, and in the growth, it grows up to 2 meters, forming a strong trunk and turning into a tree. Ottsvetaya, the plant is decorated with brightred fruits. The leaves are oval.
Krupnokornevaya Alokaziya «Variegata»
Black-velvet view so named because of the color and a velvety surface of the leaves. On black-burgundy background sheet Alokaziya looks great pattern of large white veining.
Black and corduroy Alokaziya
Alokaziya Amazon decorated with elongated, darkgreen leaves with a traditional plant white veins. Flowering white-pink buds in the form of an ear.
Alokaziya Amazon looks great with other plants
In Alokaziya coppery oval bottom sheet is colored in a dark purple color, and the top molds copper-green light. This is one of the most poisonous species of plants and requires special handling.
Alokaziya copper-red beautiful, but very poisonous plant
odorous Alokaziya so named because of the delicate flavor that comes from the small flowers of the plant. The leaves are light green in color, with no pronounced veins. It is noteworthy that, in spite of the toxicity of the plant, this kind of as medical Alokaziya, is widely known in China. Juice made from plants means relieving toothache and stomach pain, preparing drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis and pneumonia. However, after learning about such properties Alokaziya, do not experiment with homemade cooking compositions.
Odorous Alokaziya has a very pleasant fragrance
To frequent the store and at home species include Alokaziya Polly, earn the love of the Flower heart-shaped leaves with a thin arrow tops and smooth curves around the edges. Get her flowering difficult, but the prospect does not disappoint owners, they love their treasure it for the chic leaves.
Alokaziya Polly - a beautiful houseplant
It is interesting: Some types of plants grown for its edible tubers.
How to care for Alokaziya
Despite the fact that the room Alokaziya established itself as undemanding plant, some of the nuances of its content will be useful to know.
Alokaziya can serve as a wonderful decoration of the porch
For moderate temperature zone Alokaziya + mode consists of 22-26 degrees in the summer and 18 in winter. In these figures the plant develops well and does not feel discomfort.
Alokaziya Motherland - tropical latitudes
Important! Protect plants from drafts, to which it reacts and slows growth.
Young plants need a lot of Sveta, but for adults and fits small shading. Adjust the lighting to be and depending on the type of plant: for grades with pronounced veins and dark leaves needed bright sunlight, and plain leaves no streaks, need moderate light. Still, direct sunlight in a large number Alokaziya can burn the leaves, so slightly move the pot with a plant on window on the edge of the windowsill.
Adjust the lighting to be depending on the type and age of the plant
Alokaziya properly provide care at home, so pay special attention to watering. Here we have to try and find a middle ground, where moisture is supplied to the plant in exactly the quantities that it needs. Any excess or shortage of water lead to illness Alokaziya.
Please note! Summer Alokaziya abundantly watered but only after dry topsoil. In addition, it is impossible to keep the water in the pan after watering stagnate for more than half an hour.
Watering Alokaziya requires special attention
Alokaziya «Tiny-Dancers» - a very unusual hybrid
Humidity - a parameter which Alokaziya special demands. The plant needs frequent spraying during the summer. It responds well to the plant and rub the leaves with a damp sponge. In winter, reduce and watering, and spraying, reducing the procedure to a minimum.
Alokaziya need frequent spraying during the summer
Since March and until October, the plant should be supplied with nutrients at intervals twice a month. Feeding is carried out with mineral or organic mixtures, in moderate quantities.
To plant did not cease to rejoice in its beauty, we should not forget about feeding
For planting plants take slightly acidic substrate, a well air-permeable and moisture. The correct composition of the soil consists of 2 parts turf ground, leaf soil, humus and 1 part peat and sand. The pot should be high. On the bottom of the pot spread good drainage layer.
Alokaziya can serve as a wonderful decoration of your garden
Alokaziya - a tuberous plant, but Alokaziya reproduction is conducted in several parts. These include tubers, seeds, rhizomes and cuttings.
Breeding plants seeds initially problematic, as we have repeatedly said that Alokaziya reluctant to bloom in the home.
Growing Alokaziya very troublesome task
The easiest way - the division of rhizomes. The plant is necessary to dig out from the pot, gently separate the young shoot, with visible root system, sprinkle the severing of charcoal and let it dry. An hour later delenki ready for planting.
The division of tubers is carried out from March to May. If you notice that appeared on the ground, young tubers Alokaziya, carefully separate them from the mother plant. Prepare a shallow container filled with a moss (sphagnum), and set it in tubers, maintaining the temperature at 22 degrees. To create a greenhouse effect, cover the container with a plastic bag. Transplant into a pot start when the plant will give two or three sheets, but its roots are firmly intertwined ground.
Transplant into a pot start when the plant will give two or three sheets, but its roots are firmly intertwined ground
For propagation by cuttings suitable types with solid green leaves. In the adult plant, at an angle of 45 degrees, part of the shoot is cut off and transferred to the substrate with regular watering and maintaining the temperature within the limits + 20-22 degrees.
Attention! All work related to reproduction Alokaziya when there is a good chance to come into contact with the juice of the plant, carried out in rubber gloves and eye protection goggles.
All work related to reproduction Alokaziya carried out in rubber gloves and eye protection goggles
Diseases and pests
Typical for Alokaziya pests as much as that of any other house plant. Aphids, spider mites, Jose scale, mealybug can affect flower Alokaziya, but if the time to notice their presence, they are easy to handle using insecticides.
Much more important is to stick to the exact rules of care for plants. When stagnant water once the leaves turn yellow Alokaziya they droop, lose their elasticity, and the plant dies.
Alokaziya «Hilo Beauty»