Agapetes serpentine: the cultivation and care at home

Water the plant moderately winter, rain, or artesian mineral water - hard water is not suitable.The soil should be wet and damp, and the pallet must not be water: agapetes in nature grow on the slopes of the mountains where the moist, but not as in the tropics.For this reason, from early spring until late summer the plant is only sprayed, but regularly.

agapetes serpentine can feed up every 2-3 weeks, fertilizer for citrus - sometimes full, but often diluted.You can also use the full complex fertilizers.


Reproduction agapetes serpentine

agapetes can be propagated in various ways, but most often used stiff stalks 7-10 cm long.They are planted in a moist mixture of peat and peat moss, and put the pots in a warm light place - not less than 18 ° C;You can also gently heat the dish bottom.Agapetes grow slowly, and the root system they have is weak, so that the shoots rooted after approximately 1-2 months.

Another way - multiplication by layering, but it is not so easy to use - it is easier to use

in winter gardens, where there is enough space.Long lashes plants sprinkled the ground, leaving the surface of the ends, and wait for a month to form roots - from each obtained by layering a full plant.

breeding agapetes better deal in the summer.And seeds can be used, but they do not mature in the room, so that this method is not so popular.

agapetes do not live so long - only about 4 years old, and only with the right content, so it is best to propagate them regularly.If agapetes winter in normal room apartments, it is unlikely will live more than a year.To plant was bushy and lush, it is necessary to regularly cut and pinch back the tips of young branches.


enemies among insects have agapetes not so much - most often it is mealy bug, which can be fought with special preparations: fitoverm, aktelik and others.

If damage is weak, it will be enough to handle the plant alcohol tincture of calendula orspray strong infusion of garlic, horsetail or tobacco, after removing scale insects and their selection with soapy water and a cotton swab.

agapetes also susceptible to chlorosis, often arise because of the weak acidity of the soil, so you need to closely monitor its composition.

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