Gemigrafis shadow-but it is not recommended to grow in places where the sun does not looks.Otherwise, the leaves are not so bright, beautiful as you want.The best sector to accommodate plants - eastern and western.Allowed light partial shade, ideal mode of illumination - intense but diffused sunlight.
- temperature regime
Gemigrafis is a heat-loving plants.Therefore, the lower limit at which he feels fine - a + 16º.Heat gemigrafisu contraindicated as drafts.
Exotics rather indifferent to the high content of water vapor in the air.However, this measure is preferably performed in the spring and summer.In autumn and winter Exotic better placed from time to time in the tray filled with expanded clay moist, especially if the air in the room is extremely dry.
- capacity and as a substrate for planting
gemigrafisa use a standard part of the soil mix.It is as follows: 1 hour. Leaf, 1 h. Sod land, 1 hour. The humus, the same sand.However, the sand can be easily replaced shredded pi
during the growing season Exotic dire need abundant watering.It is worth paying attention to an important signal the need for regular soil moisture: drying of the upper layer of the substrate.In autumn and winter it cut, transferred to a moderate regime.Drying earthen clod should be avoided because it can cause wilting of leaves due to violation of turgor.Excess moisture in the soil is also a negative impact on the gimigrafisa: Exotic is even able to die in such conditions.So with irrigation have to be too careful.
From April to September gemigrafisu need fertilizing .For this purpose, use a special liquid fertilizer for indoor decorative foliage exotic.The frequency of the procedure - once in 2-3 weeks.In winter fertilizer to the soil under the plant would be superfluous.
gemigrafis Transplanted every spring .The composition of the substrate used is the same as when planting: sod, ground sheet, humus, sand or shredded pine bark.Mixing ratio 1: 1: 1: 1.You can also use another prescription for the formation of the soil: 1 hr. The coarse sand, 1 hr. Peat, 1 hr. Of leaf.Necessarily the presence of a drainage layer on the bottom of the pot.
Pruning is not necessary Exotic except shortening it by 1/3 each spring.More can be done proschipyvanie apical buds each shoot gemigrafisa in order to increase tillering plants.
Propagation Exotic stem (apical) cuttings.Carry out the event in late spring or summer.Viable cut cuttings, planted in rooting substrate composed entirely of sand, always wet.Top cover with plastic wrap.Maintain temperature under the shelter + 28º.In such circumstances, will soon give the cuttings rooted.
Pests, disease, difficulty growing gemigrafisa
Among insects that might attack the gemigrafis and cause him damage, thereby worsening the appearance, the usual thing - Jose scale and spider mites.
first appears as follows: on the surface of the vegetative organs appear whitish spots, which leads eventually to the loss of color and even subsidence.The characteristic features of the appearance of spider mites: the availability of a web between the leaves and shoots of Exotic.The cause of pest activity is the dry air in the apartment.To deal with spider mites in this case it is necessary through the soap solution or insecticides, and, of course, an increase in humidity.
scale insects visible to the naked eye on the stems and leaves gimigrafisa.In addition, the result of its activity is drying shoots, browning of the vegetative organs.Control measures include spraying of a special drug aktellik.If the first time this procedure does not produce results, repeat the treatment.
Noticing that exotic grows slowly, do not panic.One of the features gemigrafisa is just the same low rate of growth.Enjoy your Floriculture!