Air - it is in the nature of a herbaceous perennial plant often can be found in marshes and river banks where the soil is sufficiently moist.It is called the Japanese reed or Airom Swamp.This plant is often used for decorating terrariums and artificial reservoirs.
Moreover, it should be noted that the Air - a herb.It has a list of properties: antiseptic, diaphoretic, hypotensive, expectorant, antispasmodic, stimulating, healing and others.
Air was used not only as a medicinal plant, it is an excellent spice.In the Middle Ages candied root of this plant sold with great success in Europe.He was considered a refined oriental sweets called - "stick of incense."The secret to cooking candied root, as well as himself Air , kept in a terrible secret until 1574, when one of the European ambassadors in Turkey sent the strange plants in Austria.His friend was an expert on rare plants in the Botanical Garden of Vienna - he has successfully cultivated an enigmatic instance.It turned out th
What is Air?
His thin, growing gustorastuschie leaves, decorated with white or yellow stripes.It has large, arranged horizontally yellowish-green rhizome, which is fixed in the soil by numerous braid roots.And the leaves and roots have a characteristic pleasant smell.Stem plants are flattened.The inflorescence is a single, cob 10-12 cm long. The flowers are greenish-yellow, small enough.Appear in the period from May to June.Fruits - triangular boll - juicy, red.
as houseplants Airvyraschivayut rarely, and for busy people because it is just perfect: no problem transfers and drafts and poor soil, and moderate cold.All that he needs for growth - reinforced watering.
most commonly grown Grassy Air (Acorus gramineus).This kind of plants native to Japan.It is characterized by erect, linear leaves and little priplyuschennoe, massive rhizome.
This is a rare plant that suffers more from the heat than the cold.At high temperatures Airstanovitsya vulnerable to pests.
plant is happiest in the shade should be especially wary of direct sunlight.
temperature for growing Ira may be close to 0 ° C, is the upper temperature limit of 16 ° C.
very moisture-loving plant, does not tolerate dry soil and low humidity.It is best to put Airv tray with water.
plant prefers slightly acidic soil, or clay.It is recommended to replant in spring.
Air propagated by dividing rhizomes, in principle, this can be done at any time of the year, but rather - in the spring.
only problem when growing Ira may be a lack of moisture.In this case, the leaves begin to brown and dry up.In order to "revive" the plant is sufficient to remove the damaged leaves and provide abundant watering.
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