Frista, or Crassula, is a genus of succulent plants of the Crassula family. In nature, most species are found in South and Tropical Africa, in Madagascar, and a small number of their members grow in southern Arabia. Quite a lot of species are grown for interior decoration. In order to properly care for a sweetie in the home, you should create conditions close to natural for her.
Brief description of the plant
In most cases, the fathead is a perennial plant with monocarpic shoots. Under natural conditions, some species can reach up to 3-4 meters in height. Basically, the plant has opposite leaves collected in the rosette. The leaves of domestic species are very similar in shape to coins, so the plant in everyday life is often called the “money tree”.
The flowers are very small and most often white or yellow, collected in umbellate, paniculate or racemes, less often they bloom in the leaf axils. Each flower consists of five petals, opposite each there are as many stamens. Some species in natural conditions are able to accumulate arsenic from the soil in the leaves, so they can be poisonous. This does not apply to house colors, as the soil for their cultivation does not contain this substance.
Popular indoor views
In total, there are currently more than 300 species of this plant. Home grown products include:
- Jade or oval. Semi-herb, which is grown indoors and in the garden. The maximum flower height can reach 1.8 m. The leaves are wedge-shaped and shiny, sometimes with a red border. The flowers are small, composed of five petals, so they are very similar to asterisks. In order to properly care for the flower of the junkie, it is necessary to provide it with diffused lighting, otherwise the plant will lose its decorative qualities.
- Crassula Schmidt - an annual plant, which is a small shrub. As soon as it fades away, it is thrown away and a new one is planted. Narrow leaves are distinguished by a silvery bloom. During flowering shrub covered with carmine flowers.
- Tetrahedral fatty - quickly growing shrub with thin branches that spread along the ground and have aerial roots. When caring for this flower, regular pruning should be done.
It is also worth noting the following types of bones: treelike, point, rock, etc.
Care for the flower at home
First of all, in order to properly care for the plant of the bastard, it should create conditions close to natural ones. During the care it is necessary to perform a number of activities:
- creating a flower favorable microclimate
- watering and feeding,
Lighting and air temperature
The plant belongs to the light-loving, therefore, it is better to place it on the window sill from the south-east side, but before that the plastic wrap of the window is veiled to disperse the sun's rays. In the summer, a flower pot can be taken out on the loggia or balcony, it can bloom in the open air. At the same time a place on the balcony should be protected from winds and direct sunlight. Air temperature in summer should be within + 20 ... + 25 ° C, and in winter - from +10 to + 14 ° C.
Since in winter the plant is at rest, it must be removed away from the radiators. When caring for a pottery tree at home at home, the capacity for the favorable development of the flower plays an important role. It's best for him to choose a small and wide pot..
Since the root system of this plant is superficial, so the capacity should not be very deep, and its width is approximately equal to the size of the crown of the bush.
Watering and feeding
The genus of these plants has the ability to accumulate moisture in the leaves and stem. This property allows the flower a long period to do without watering. If you carry out regular watering, the root system will simply rot from moisture overload, and the plant will eventually die. Therefore, they are watered, focusing on the state of soil moisture. If the soil is dry 3-4 cm deep, the flowers can be watered. In winter, soil moistening almost completely ceases, conducting watering only occasionally, when the soil is completely dry.
At the same time, a drainage layer of expanded clay or small stones must be laid out at the bottom of the pot, and the bottom itself must have openings for draining excess water into the pan. In the hot period, the plant is washed several times under a warm shower, having previously covered the ground with a film. Feed the plant once a month with its active growth. To do this, usually use a universal mixture produced specifically for succulents. During the rest period, fertilizing is carried out 1-2 times during the winter season..
Formation of the crown of the bush
Begin to engage in the formation of the future of the bush with its young age. When 3-4 pairs of leaves appear on the bush, they pinch new buds between them. After some time, 2-3 buds will appear in this place, from which the crown will begin to branch. You must make sure that there are no more than four pairs of leaflets on each branch. When a tree grows up a little, they pinch the top of it so that it no longer grows up.
The plant can be pruned even in adulthood, if up to this point, for whatever reason, crown care has not been carried out. To do this, on each branch pruned shoots above the fourth pair of leaves. Fresh sections are treated with crushed activated carbon. In addition, the flower pot periodically needs to be rotated around its axis so that sunlight will evenly fall on the entire bush.
The fat woman is resistant to various diseases and pests, therefore problems with growing can arise only due to improper care of the flower.
Care for junkie at home
The fat woman belongs to the genus Krassul. These are the most diverse plants that can be. Even aquarium plants belong to this genus. Consider caring for the most popular plant of this genus - tree fatty. The fat woman is a succulent. Even a novice florist who does not have any experience in growing houseplants will not be bothered to take care of the plant.
Location and lighting
Indoors, the fat man needs to be put on the southeast windows, so even Feng Shui recommends. It is necessary to be careful of direct solar hits, from this the leaves will turn red, wither and fall off. Leaves at the “money tree” can fall from the lack of fresh air.
In summer, the crassula can be carried out on the balcony, there it will be comfortable enough, besides, the fresh air will only benefit. In winter, the plant is better to move to the south side.
Watering a flower
Watering on very hot days is necessary twice a week. At normal temperatures, one is enough. Watch the earthy lump carefully, do not let it dry out much, but do not pour it either. It is very important not to flood the pudding, and at the same time, that the earth in no way dries. Perhaps this is the most important moment in the care of Crassula. In winter, the flower should be watered even less often - about once every two weeks.
In spring and summer, the optimal temperature for keeping a fat woman will be 20-25 degrees. In the summer, Crassula should preferably be brought out onto the street, the plant needs fresh air. The most suitable temperature in autumn and winter is 15 degrees and less, but not lower than 4 degrees. The fat woman can winter at room temperature, but in this case it is highly likely that her leaves will start to wither and fall.
Important! Junkies can not be placed near the batteries and heaters.
It is possible to feed a flower in the summer, twice a month will be quite enough. Good fertilizer for cacti and succulents. The rest of the time, the fat one needs to be fed only once a month, and the concentration of the fertilizer should be diluted twice. Top dressing needs to be brought only in the wet soil therefore feed Crassula after watering.
Often repot the bastard is not recommended. It is necessary to transplant a flower only if it has grown strongly or it is necessary to divide a bush, at least once every 2-3 years. It is best to transplant fatty meat in the spring. For this, the usual purchase land for cacti and succulents will do.
Important! Do not forget to take care of good drainage.
Reproduction by cuttings
When propagating by cuttings for germinating the roots, stand in water. For more rapid formation of roots in the water, you can add coal. If desired, the cuttings can be rooted immediately in the ground, but it is still better to germinate them first in the water. After the cuttings of Crassula give roots, they are planted in small pots with soil from leaf and sod grass, with the addition of sand in equal proportions. Further pots with small crassula must be kept at a temperature of 16-18 degrees. Watering is carried out once a day. This is the most common and easiest way to reproduce fatty.
It turns out that the jade can bloom, but the phenomenon is quite rare. Even experienced florists can not always achieve flowering of the Money Tree. If you have never seen how beautiful white flowers bloom on your plant, then most likely the problem lies in the lack of illumination of the jade. Especially often Crassula begins to bloom during its active growth.
In order for a barn pot to have a beautiful and decorative look, it is necessary to shape its crown. To do this, you need to prune heavily overgrown tree branches. The cut must be done so that there are four leaves on the branch.
It is also recommended to pinch, especially for the top of Crassula. In order for a fat woman to have a beautiful and uniform crown, you need to turn it with different sides to the light.
Diseases and pests
The fat woman, like other indoor plants, is subject to attack by parasites. Of particular danger are spider mites, scales and mealybugs.
- In the case of Crassula being affected by a spider mite, a barely visible spiderweb forms on its leaves and stem. In such a situation will help the soap solution or medical preparations Fufanon, Fitoverm.
- With the defeat of the shield on the leaves appear yellow and brown spots. Treat the jerky in the same way as with the defeat of spider mite.
- If the plant is affected by mealy chervets, it is necessary to carry out therapeutic procedures with a solution of laundry soap, and if it does not help, then insecticides should be used. You can also try to get rid of the worm with a piece of cotton moistened with alcohol.
Crassula growing problems
- The greatest danger to the bastard is an overabundance of moisture. If the soil is too moist, then rotting of the roots and even the base of the trunk is possible.
- If the sweetie lacks moisture, then the leaves can then become sluggish.
- If watered porkyanka with cold water, the leaves can fall off completely.
- Crassula does not tolerate drafts, because of them leaves may dry up and fall off.
- It is impossible for direct sunlight to fall on the bottom (base) of the fatty woman.
The fat woman according to Chinese Feng Shui brings good luck and success in financial affairs. In addition, Crassula is a symbol of wealth, and it is not without reason that it is called the Money Tree. But besides feng shui, the bastard has healing properties: cleans the air, relieves stress and tension, improves the microflora, thereby reducing disease-causing formations in the room. All this in general has a positive effect on human health.
- Rano October 6, 2014 at 16:22
Ya kupila nedavno denejnoy svetok, ono u menya stoit v podokonnike, u menya teplo i svetlo, no chtoto ono stala vyalim, vodu ya lyu malo, chto mne delat, peresadit ili perekormit, posovetuyte.
Rano February 25, 2015 at 10:12
it is written to abstain from direct sunlight, and you put on the windowsill
Anna June 8, 2016 at 09:04
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Anna October 12, 2018 at 11:03
I stand on the windowsill and grows normal. True, I have a window with some kind of spraying and gas in the double-glazed window ... so even if the window is not closed with a roller shutter, there is no heat under the glass.
Rano June 8, 2016 at 09:00
Take a picture and send it to me by vatsappu I will look and say what is wrong and what to do
Reply Andrey October 6, 2014 at 21:37
It was the same with the bastard, only in summer - the leaves were also withered. The reason was the lack of water.
Reply Natasha April 19, 2015 at 13:17
Pts please help ... how can I reanimate a fat woman ... there was a beauty with bright elastic leaves ... and when we moved began to fade and worse and worse and changed places and transplanted very much I feel sorry for it big already. In the last apartment, yes, it successfully stood the rays did not fall so only in the morning and the house was blocked and here on one side after dinner the sun and with the soup before dinner and everything and the windowsills are small and I think it is hot ... what can I do ... where should I leave it? And what with the batteries do they fry horror and the window sill is small
Reply Natalia May 12, 2015 at 13:49
I bought my money tree three months ago and immediately transplanted it; it grows beautifully on the window sill in the kitchen and the sun is shining and it's nothing.
Reply Victoria June 9, 2015 at 11:38
Please tell me what will happen if I planted a money tree in a universal soil?
Victoria June 9, 2015 at 4:15 pm
Victoria, everything will be fine with your plant. I have a fat woman for about five years, he is growing up. And for all this time I used only universal land, and not the most expensive one.
Victoria November 16, 2018 at 15:58
Hello ... I planted in the ordinary land from the garden and stands on my windowsill there and the battery heats and the sun shines and it grows very well and I just grind shkarlup from eggs and pour nothing more inappropriately.
Reply Marina June 25, 2015 at 23:17
Tell me, please, is it possible to cut a twig from a tree? A little podvyalo, wondered whether it is possible to reanimate a tree, cutting off a bad twig ??
Reply Tayana July 3, 2015 at 11:15
Marina, do not worry. You can cut off a twig and even a leaf. Stick to the ground. Everything will grow. I so reanimated my plant.
Reply Khalid July 15, 2015 at 07:45
What to do ? The plant has become very fragile. It is necessary to touch the leaf, it immediately breaks.
Khalid November 8, 2015 at 03:16
do nothing. This is a very fragile plant)
Reply Igor July 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm
The leaf falls and immediately see if there are small white strings, these are the roots. Plant but only a little water, a little wet. And then good words, and love.
Reply Anastasia August 5, 2015 at 10:43
I love my money tree, I bought it in the online store. Well began to grow after fertilizing with organic fertilizer, straight stretched!
Answer Dana August 22, 2015 at 3:46 pm
Hello, please tell me what to do with the flower "money tree" it does not grow at all
It is given on November 8, 2015 at 03:17
they say, on the eve of monetary additions, the plant begins to grow green) watch!
Reply Catherine September 6, 2015 at 17:51
Help please somebody! Pinched plump, because I read that for bushiness it is necessary. She “missed a little”, did not know what was necessary, and when she found out, 6 pairs of leaves had already grown. So, she pinched, and the flower didn’t put out 2 pairs of leaves, as it should be, but one, some kind of deformed, not the usual form, but a heart type. What to do now - I do not know. The flower grows up, the stem does not grow stronger, it bends under the weight. Why the trunk does not grow stronger and why I do not understand such sheets. What to do, help, please!
Catherine September 29, 2015 at 17:00
CATHERINE. THE STEM BECOMES HARD WHEN THE ROOT SYSTEM RISKS TO THE BOTTOM BOTTOM. THEREFORE, LOW AND WIDE POTS ARE RECOMMENDED. AND THE LEAFLY LET GROW.
Olga December 4, 2015 at 18:02
Thanks for the reply, Olga. Problems again. The tree gave 2 pairs of leaves after re-pinching. Now the “head” is heavy, and the trunk is not yet strong, and the tree is leaning. Once fell even. I substitute the wand, but what, it will last forever? Look at what a beautiful picture! If you can, tell me.
Catherine January 23, 2016 at 16:01
Catherine, with a lack of lighting and plenty of watering a fat woman can stretch the trunk. Transfer the flower to a more illuminated place and reduce watering. Avoid direct sunlight. Watering in the winter is carried out 1-2 times a fortnight.
Reply Anna September 15, 2015 at 14:43
Dana, just ask him to grow! everything is fine with all the plants, I often even forget to water it and don’t feed it with anything (generally a bad florist among me), and at least something for them! grow and feel great)))
Reply Julia September 29, 2015 at 12:39
Good day! Tell me, please, my trunk broke at the very root of the plant. I think that from my own weight. I planted it in the same pot, in the same land in which I grew it, because there was no land in it. Did I do right? And will it grow further?
Reply tamara September 29, 2015 at 19:25
I have a den.tree growing for 15 years 1m20sm I transplanted it once (I took a pot more) in the window does not fit I took it off and set it on the floor, and it’s good there too. once I made him pruning like a tree, and I twisted all the branches at the country house in the garden like everything, and I had 20 saplings that didn’t know who to give them to, but I wanted to put it in good hands like a kitten yes and medicinal
Reply Rossita October 19, 2015 at 19:24
Прочитала в интернете, что нельзя денежное дерево ни у кого брать, т.к. твоё благосостояние переходит к бывшему хозяину. Отдали взрослое деревце. Is it true?
Reply Lada October 23, 2015 at 18:42
Lada November 13, 2015 at 00:33
They gave me a money tree ... And it seems to me that with love ... But I have been standing at home for two weeks .. So what to do now? I already got used to it and I like it very much. I love flowers and always talk to them .. And I can not give it to anyone ..
Lada June 3, 2016 at 10:43
And if I bought a scion of a tree, that, too, the money will go to the former owner ?? and where then take them?
Valentine June 22, 2018 at 21:47
My mother almost all the flowers that we had shoots shoots, and when she didn’t ask anyone, and when they asked her she didn’t give, the flowers were always perfect, very beautiful even cacti were blooming! Flowers need to steal small shoots!
Lada February 9, 2017 at 13:22
I took, or rather, gave me a money tree, a small one, somewhere around 8 cm. At the beginning, it seemed like nothing, and then it became a breath. The stem bent, the leaves became sluggish, and some even dried out and fell off. You do not think, I watered it. So, I read your answer to the welfare account, that it will go to the one from which you took it, and that's what I thought, maybe it will die, because it’s not mine, but give my well-being to someone like that podlyak. I would like to know what you think about it.
Lada May 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm
And if the process took from people? So, too, can not be done? How to get it then? Answer please.
Lana November 26, 2017 at 01:15
For a long time I know such a sign / wisdom that indoor flowers should be stolen for divorce, i.e. without asking somewhere sprout leaf gently break off. As for the bastard, she has been with us all her life, and we have been sprouted, and we have shared, but I will not say that something is right, it has greatly departed in prosperity. So do not hammer in the head, grow with love and everything will be fine.
Reply Tatyana October 30, 2015 at 13:12
My tree grew big, the pot became small, I transplanted into a larger pot, but the branches seemed to hang and not rise, but new processes appeared on the trunk, which means the tree did not die. But the branches hung. What to do?
Tatyana November 8, 2015 at 03:11
I also made such a mistake. but the fatty has a very small root system. I saw a very beautifully shaped tree 70! years old! it was in a small pot! and the trunk occupied 2/3 of the earth's surface. I know from my observations that it is necessary to water it moderately. with abundant and frequent irrigation, the trunk becomes watery and rots. but at very rare, the plant sheds leaves or they become flabby. so do not get carried away by transfers and overflows. it is a succulent that creates a reserve of moisture in the leaves, without developing a large root system, and it does not tolerate transplantation. try to immediately plant the young in a "long-term" vessel. good luck
Reply Tatyana November 11, 2015 at 10:22
So the branches will not rise?
Reply Svetlana November 15, 2015 at 22:37
And today I broke off a small process, and it seems to have air roots on it. Can I plant it right in the ground right away?
Reply svetlana December 13, 2015 at 15:19
My question is the flower grows normally. but a slight problem with the earth, the top of the earth slandered with a greyish yellow bloom, probably because of the water that it watered. advise what to do to remove the bloom just to remove the top layer of the earth or it is better to transplant it all the same to a tree no longer small for about 10 years, I am afraid to damage another pot with the replacement of the earth. because the diameter of the barrel is 17cm, and the pot is 67cm. thank
Reply Leah January 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm
Tell me, the trunk has become soft, the feeling that rots. And the branches with the leaves fall .. What is with him, how can I help?
Reply Asya January 25, 2016 at 07:34
What to do if the branches do not grow upwards but on different sides of 5-6 branches. Need to do something? Or let them grow? The pot is large, probably it did not reach the bottom even before the bottom.
Reply Svetlana January 31, 2016 at 14:45
Filled, most likely
Reply Galina January 31, 2016 at 21:58
Let the branches grow, if not interfere. But our tree is more than 10 years old and when the branches are very “sideways” I prune them. Nothing wrong. Even bloomed several times when it stood in the winter in a cold room.
Reply Natalya February 14, 2016 at 21:07
In October I had not seen a twig from a tree yet; I had three pairs of leaves on it. I came home and planted it in a special universal land; three months have passed; there are no changes, it is not growing what to do
Natalya February 19, 2016 at 23:07
Hello from an amateur gardener! The “stolen” leaf should be placed in a glass of water, roots will appear, put in a small pot with soil for cacti! That's the whole secret.
Natalya March 8, 2016 at 22:28
Natalia, the flower in winter hibernates, therefore, it is possible that the changes in growth are minimal. Lary you already answered, before planting in the ground, you need to grow roots in a glass of water. Before the new year, I broke off a twig with a few leaves, put a glass of water in 50 ml, I repent, the roots grew, but there was no time to buy a pot, soil for cacti, pebbles for drainage. However, late, I landed in the ground, I water it once a week, during the watering I wipe the leaves with a moistened brush for drawing, there is already a result - 2 leaves have appeared and are actively growing.
Reply Guest March 8, 2016 at 3:26 pm
And if they gave you a scion a tree from the owner? I read that you can give a tree and you can accept that it can bring good luck because
Reply Guest March 8, 2016 at 15:27
And if you have already presented it, but you accepted it because you did not know what to do next?
Reply Lyudmila March 15, 2016 at 21:50
Bought a money tree flower, and leaves in white spots. The saleswoman said it was okay, the spots would wash out. But already a month the specks do not leave the leaves. Trying to wash the leaves, splashing, nothing helps. What could it be?
Reply Nastya March 16, 2016 at 16:55
Ludmila, most likely, is just a varietal feature of the money tree. So do not worry! I wonder where you bought, that you were not informed about it ... I now buy via the Internet, they tell me where to put it, how to water it, I myself understand this, so I always check the sellers "for lice."
Nastya April 17, 2017 at 15:55
What site do you order plants on?
Reply Alexander March 19, 2016 at 06:24
Many people write that they bought a tree) But for it to become a symbol of wealth, it must be stolen. More precisely, not the tree itself, but only the leaf and grow from it. Slyamzit sheet can be in almost any office.
Reply Anastasia March 26, 2016 at 11:44
And to us in the office on March 8, all women were given a fat woman. Immediately bought in pots in the store. Since then it has been growing for 10 years and it copes well with its role as a symbol of well-being.
Reply Elena April 26, 2016 at 16:41
Hello! The dog dropped the pot with a flower, the roots zgryz. After that, put the barrel in the water, stood a week (maybe in vain). the leaves did not fall, but not dense. Maybe in the ground? Thanks in advance!
Reply Larisa. May 3, 2016 at 05:46
Oh, and yesterday I bought a sweetie from some unfamiliar people. Written off in the internet. For gifts. Did not buy. And now what? My welfare will go there. I was upset. So love this plant. Went to the other end of the city.
Reply smsdoc May 15, 2016 at 10:12
Reply Marina on May 31, 2016 at 3:15 pm
Tell me please, the trunk is not strengthened to woody, and therefore falls.
Reply Lyudmila June 3, 2016 at 19:33
Can you please tell me if you can spray with water to wash off the dust (it grows on my balcony) from junkie
Lyudmila June 13, 2016 at 03:52
You can spray with the settled water, just do not arrange overflow.
Reply Elena June 6, 2016 at 1:23 pm
Well, good people, well, you can’t bother, give, buy, not steal. The main thing is to love your plant, it is already yours and will serve you. And the fact that begins to turn green to profit, I also noticed.
Reply Tatyana June 13, 2016 at 23:18
You can give sprouts?
Reply Markhabat June 14, 2016 at 10:42
Which means if the leaves have become soft, wrinkled. The branches hang and do not rise, but new processes appeared on the trunk. Che do not know.
Reply Evgenia August 14, 2016 at 08:58
Zdrastvuite.pomogite mne pojalusta.u menea denejnoie derevo.vseo bilo horosho ... poka cto listia ne nacali papati. Sövsem zelenie listia padaiut ı vseo ... skoro nicego ne ostanetsea. Perejivaiu.2raza ve nedeliu polivaiu..u nas jarko oceni ..ea staraiusi preatati ih ot solnte. Cto delati ?? pomogite. Jalko ...
Reply Denis August 15, 2016 at 17:05
Eugene, try to water once a week or even less. Land should dry completely before the next watering. If the earth lump does not dry out completely in 2 weeks, then watering should be done every two weeks. The fat woman loves the light, but does not like direct sunlight, keep her in a lighted place, but not in the open sun. Do not forget about the soil, the money tree is planted in the ground intended for cacti, although, in principle, the plant is not demanding on the type of soil, but if you have not transplanted it for a long time or have not fertilized the soil, the leaves may fall off. Replace the bastard should spring.
P.S. I have a small flower, I left for 2 months, all this time the flower was without watering, however, on arrival instead of 6 leaves I had 10. So less water and everything will be ok.
Reply Ruslan on August 22, 2016 at 01:37
Help someone please. I was not at home for 10 days. I left my tree in the kitchen. From the heat the leaves begin to fall off intensively. How to help him?
Reply Yulia August 26, 2016 at 02:22
How to stop a plant in order to give shape? My sweatshirt grew randomly, branches and leaves where. And how often can you trim it?
Reply Sergey September 6, 2016 at 12:04
Good afternoon, please tell me what to do, after transplantation, the flower looks in such a way it is not clear because of what it was, or it was overfilled, or something
And most importantly how to help the flower?
Reply Natalia September 10, 2016 at 09:45
Girls, this is what I read on one of the Feng Shui websites: “If you decide to put a sweetie up as a money tree at home, it is advisable to buy it in a store, or even better to cut it away at a party. "So, who bought the flower, do not worry)) But to give and receive as a gift is really not good ((
Natalia December 6, 2016 at 12:16
And how to be in my case? Neighbors. Leaving the apartment for sale, they “threw away” the developed tree into the entrance to the cold window-sill ... A month went by, sympathizing with the plant ... But today I could not stand it and took it home .. And what now? Most impoverished?
Hope December 7, 2016 at 02:51
Properly done, they burned a defenseless flower! He will repay you good. But the neighbors will soon have to beg.
Vika December 12, 2016 at 15:26
I experienced almost shock! The next day, as I took an abandoned tree, I received a lucrative offer that resolves my big financial problem!? ... .. And from a person whom I considered to be my ill-wisher ....
Reply Andrew September 10, 2016 at 14:31
My plant has even bloomed.
but lately it is not feeling very well, I don’t know why = (
only today, she cut off a large branch, she began to rot, deteriorate = (on the tree itself there are branches, and young ones, tell me please what could be the problem I don’t know what to do with it, the tree is about 10 years old.
Reply Andrew September 10, 2016 at 14:44
Reply Anna September 14, 2016 at 18:21
Hello, please tell me a sprout in the water after about what time it takes roots. But I can't wait for something ... Thank you ..
Reply Gregory October 14, 2016 at 00:15
Good day! Recently acquired this plant in the supermarket, advised to change the land. Can you please tell how the plant will survive the transplant in the fall?
Reply evgenia October 17, 2016 at 06:06
Flower gave her sister. Adult. Curious cat - Uron-broke off a sprig. I'm afraid the flower wouldn't get sick. Sister gave from the heart. So what? Will all wealth go away? And I have nothing but a pension! How to be? Return the flower?
Eugene November 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm
Love your flower and everything will be fine! Mom gave it to me too .. first it didn’t grow for a long time .. now everything is fine! And she gave my sister .. and everything is also good! The most important thing that they gave it from a pure heart! person.
Olga December 6, 2016 at 12:29
Someone tell me! How to be in my case? Neighbors. Leaving the apartment for sale, they “threw away” the developed tree into the entrance to the cold window-sill ... A month went by, sympathizing with the plant ... But today I could not stand it and took it home .. And what now? Completely impoverished? ... It hurts a tree orphaned for it!
Hope May 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm
Things your neighbors will not be so hot. now find out! ... If the tree go out. income will go!… .Layed on the system, dripped in the clinic and started talking about the money trees. the woman alone says it bothered me and she either gave it away or sold it! ......... AND TALKS ... WHAT I HAD, THERE WERE THE MONETARY PROBLEMS, MOM DEAR!
Olga December 6, 2016 at 12:55
All! I can not wait for an answer, decided! I will not throw away the orphan! I have accepted and will care and love regardless of the result ... I will share my experience later ...
Eugene April 8, 2018 at 15:32
Before your retirement, you didn't grow anything at all, that a broken branch was so tense?
Reply Elena December 6, 2016 at 20:02
Hope, never mind prejudices! I also got one of three of my fat women when buying a home. There was a practically dry trunk on the kitchen window sill, only on the crown there were 2-3 flabby shriveled leaves. It was possible to throw it away with peace of mind, but decided to try to reanimate. She watered, fed, but without fanaticism - rather to clear her conscience, than from high expectations. A month later, the new leaves went, then the side branches, and today, after 7 years, this is a luxurious strong tree with a spreading crown. Pleases the eye and reminds: there are no hopeless situations!
You can easily buy and receive flowers as a gift, but you can give away a money tree, if you are so superstitious and are afraid to give your wealth with it, you can in exchange for a small bill.
Elena December 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm
What is there!? All property was exchanged and distributed to grown children! And with a negative balance ... And suddenly, the next day, as I took this "fatty brooch", I was offered to pay off this very "negative balance" (I didn’t think that I was going through) ...
Reply Olga December 20, 2016 at 12:55
I have 7 money trees on the windowsill, periodically opening the windows, respectively, drafts, watering when I remember ... rarely in general, yes, the leaves fall, but I immediately drop them into the ground and they grow in me, all of my relatives have these flowers. and my windows to the north ... My advice: do not overfeed ... do not touch it again, give them hunger and water as the soil dries, and it is important to tell them that they are the most beautiful and loved ones!)
Reply Marie January 5, 2017 at 17:50
She tore off the leaf from the fat man, planted it in the soil, apparently conveyed it, he began to turn a little yellow. I read that you need to cut the root, and do not water it, I did it, it still frowns ... What should I do?
Reply tatyana January 30, 2017 at 07:15
Tell me, please, after I transplanted a bollard, the leaves began to become covered with bloom like silver scales, then they dry up and fall off. What happened and what to do?
Reply Guzyal February 1, 2017 at 22:24
I do not know where, but my mother brought a tree, did not attach much importance, but now she took up indoor plants again, and now this tree has spread out and there is no form on the stems that are like roots, tell me how and when, at what time you can give, that is pruning to make and further action?
Reply Arina February 27, 2017 at 10:27
And I have a stalk of a money tree, I actively grew for several months, and then suddenly stopped growing, now it grows very slowly. I water with settled water, about once every two days, standing on a windowsill, but other plants protect it from direct sunlight. would it grow normally again?
Arina December 5, 2017 at 13:10
You water very often. Enough once a week. Only in summer can be 2 times a week.
Svetlana April 8, 2018 at 15:31
Watering is necessary not by days and weeks, but based on the state of the soil. What kind of women went? After all, the soup is now salted with spoons, not the taste! For example, for a week in my apartment in January, there is not something earthen room there, but the plant itself will turn into a rusk without watering, and the earth will turn into stone. And in a private house with relatives even in the summer for 2 weeks the water does not leave the pallet if it is not leaked after irrigation.
Reply Natalya March 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm
Tell me please. I have been growing bearberry for many years already, a large tree has grown, more than a meter, it has blossomed, but recently I began to notice that the leaves were small. The tree grew in a small pot, and I transplanted it into a large one, after which it changed. What did I do wrong? What do I need to do? Thank you in advance
Natalya May 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm
Good day! Most likely this is due to the fact that the plant began to juice the roots. This is a common practice for plants that were planted initially in a small pot.
Victoria September 26, 2017 at 12:50
Hello, I just recently planted a sprout of a money tree, at first it was actively growing and had a healthy appearance, now the leaves are covered with white dots, what is it? And how to get rid of them?
Nastasya on April 8, 2018 at 15:26
We must look at the points.
Natalia April 8, 2018 at 15:27
Bearberry? This is a completely different plant that has nothing in common with the money tree.
Reply Svetlana March 18, 2017 at 11:35
Tell me please, I work at the clinic. Another doctor brought a money tree. She didn’t need to stand on the windowsill. I took care of him watering, one day I was told to remove the flowers, well, don’t throw them away, now I don’t know my well-being. ? And how best to proceed to return the flower or leave
Svetlana March 31, 2017 at 6:32 pm
Svetlana, could not resist, so you do not write. You are a modern woman, do not accept any "predictions", now someone writes something. Leave the flower, love it, take care and you will be happy. I have a bastard, I love her very much. Good luck.
Reply марина 22 апреля 2017 в 09:55
моему деревцу более 10 лет, но выглядит оно вот так- склонено на один бок, растет дугой в пол (жаль не прикрепляются фото, не уверена что смогу правильно описать его вид словами) не могу понять как это исправить. ствол жесткий, поэтому поднять и зафиксировать не могу… посоветуйте, что делать?
марина 8 апреля 2018 в 15:25
Поворачивать надо время от времени для равномерного освещения кроны со всех сторон. Срезаете все сильно наклонённое и свисающее и противоположной стороной к свету. Новые ветки будут на свет тянуться расти и однобокость исчезнет со временем.
Reply Андрей 10 мая 2017 в 14:39
Hello! Подскажите что делать. Листья толстянки стали какими-то подсохшими и на них кристаллики как буд-то соль выступила.
Такое впечатление что гибнет…
Ответить Абшалом 14 мая 2017 в 18:36
Толстянку нельзя варавать ее можно только покупать -ПРОВЕРЕННО !
Абшалом 15 мая 2017 в 13:11
ага правда деньги положила и …..растёт!
Reply марта 26 мая 2017 в 17:57
росток толстянки раздавал на работе нач.смены посадили.потом не было несколько. лет может правда.что спецом раздают ростки. толстяка выросла большой .ростки просила с работы .отдала и у меня дерево полностью погибло.пропала сразу вся. и деньги на убыль. обо всех приметах не знала. теперь прочитав. думаю. наверно. True. кто его знает.век живи . век учись. что есть злые люди .это точно. та женщина была плохой .всегда делает плохое. пытаюсь заново возродить толстянку.but it was very difficult to get sick. although the bad was never in my thoughts
March 8 April 2018 at 15:23
Reply March 26 May 2017 at 18:05
I was sure that it was impossible to hand out the sprouts of a flower house. everything dies. and they grow It is not strange whether. Fat huge tree so all at once died. it's terrible now I don’t know what to think about that one. Who begged for sprout
March 22 June 2017 at 10:54
Martha, you are a fool, take care of the flowers, and do not blame others
Valentine June 27, 2017 at 23:18
March 11 July 2017 at 07:53
So you did not care for him at all, it is not a cactus, but an ordinary tree.
March 27 August 2017 at 7:44 pm
You can not give a single particle of this tree Sasso, as well as sell! (Signs)
If she so wanted, then she had to “quietly” cut off the leaf.
In fact, you gave her your monetary well-being, therefore, perhaps, the lerevo was bent.
Reply Svyatoslav June 11, 2017 at 15:41
Good day. I have a fat man growing, but there is one “but”: the trunk does not get stronger, and the crown becomes plentiful and heavy. If you do not lean, then bends, it is not worth it. Why is this happening? Help me please.
Svyatoslav August 2, 2017 at 10:21
Svyatoslav, good afternoon! The fat woman needs to be cut, to form the crown yourself. Cut the long, green twigs. Also, the formation of the trunk depends on it. A lot of energy goes to the branches. After circumcision, the jerk will be much more beautiful and well-groomed.
Vladislav August 3, 2017 at 11:35
Vladislav, hello. The article says that the bollard branches should be cut so that 4 leaves are left, is this true? I have a fat woman has a long thin trunk and one long branch, after reading the article decided to cut the branch to 4 sheets and pinch the top. Am I right?
Denis April 8, 2018 at 15:20
This is how you manage to do so? How do you pinch the top after cutting it off leaving only 4 leaves? Do you have a piece cut off?
Svyatoslav October 31, 2017 at 13:15
Pinch the sheets from the top. This is not scary for the tree. There can be 4 leaves each. Success 🙂
Reply Eve August 10, 2017 at 09:28
Can someone tell me how to save a tree? I can send a photo, almost tried everything already?
Eve November 25, 2017 at 20:55
I had about 6 years ago a huge money tree, it started to disappear, which I just did not do, but even the cuttings were not preserved, sadly, after that I didn’t even grow a money tree, and then my husband brought the cutting ...
Natasha June 14, 2018 at 14:53
Natasha, I have the same happened. In 2010, there was heat, it is not clear what happened - it watered moderately, as a result, the overflow turned out and the roots ached, but the shield from where it is not clear, it is due to dryness. Treated, washed several times. Managed to save shoots.
Reply Natasha August 23, 2017 at 00:26
I like the money tree, especially the properties with which it is endowed. For beauty, it is perfect (my husband especially loves him, either subconsciously, or really just like it), but for money it would not hurt to develop monetary thinking)))
Natasha November 25, 2017 at 19:30
That you correctly noticed Natasha
Natasha February 1, 2018 at 10:10
I think if you visualize the cash flow, looking at a tree, especially as it grows, then it will still benefit, of course, not stupidly wallowing at home all day.
Reply Nitalia February 17, 2018 at 09:14
Hello, please advise. Growing up, already beginning to fall, the trunk is not formed. What to do? Pinch. Not help.
Nitalia April 8, 2018 at 15:16
It was not necessary to pinch, but it was necessary to pinch, after pinching, any plant does not grow upwards, but begins to branch. How tall do you want to leave it? Proceeding from this, leave the height of the shtambik (main trunk) and cut (in a very neglected case, cut) it. Here pity is just to be harmful. It is necessary to leave the required height, just did not do it while he was young and small. The “hemp” (without leaves and branches) of the remaining one should not be afraid, after a couple of weeks dormant buds will spawn and the branches will grow. they also need to be trimmed over time. Or are you waiting for a miracle and the growth of the crown of a tree in a pot? Ah, women ... Nothing can be trusted, especially modern and especially the family hearth ...
One feels the voice of a man-storyteller :))) It was possible to answer without reproaches ...
Reply Larisa March 11, 2018 at 14:48
Tell me, I want to transplant a fathead, but
At home there is only a primer for orchids. Is it possible to plant a sweetie in it?
Reply Dimon May 1, 2018 at 16:08
I have been growing this MIRACLE for several years now! Who will tell me how to cut it? I will send a photo. I look forward to hearing a knowledgeable person!
Reply Dmitry on June 27, 2018 at 22:43
Good day! I have two questions, please tell me.
1. It became interesting how to take care of a tree, it turned out that he needed a low and wide pot ... And I transplanted two adult trees into pots 27 cm high, the diameter, respectively, was also big ... Replant in spring, today there are many many half green branches ... t . There is a branch of the tree structure, and it continues freshly green ...
How to be further ?? Tomorrow I will break the branches that grow down ...
2. When the leaves fall off, I put them under the trunk, so that the type of trace elements returned to the soil, but many of them germinated + sprouts climbed out of the soil, which I didn’t need in the main pot, I spread them around the mini pots ... And I'm superstitious, what to do with unnecessary sprouts ??
Thanks to those who mastered a lot of text, but I wanted to get it right in order to get quality answers.
Reply Julia September 23, 2018 at 19:11
Girls, I don’t really believe in omens, but I always adhere to this, nothing, that is, flowers and plants in general, I don’t give or give as gifts, but I always give five rubles for sprouts, but I give them, I’m buying them. And in general, the plants take root well, if you steal the sprout quietly. But it is possible, only with those that reproduce with leaves or twigs, and it is desirable to talk with them, and a couple of times I even threatened flowers, which did not grow for a long time, that I would throw them out, if they stood like that, so they started much later. grow faster, but this is not worth doing in the winter, because many plants in the fall and winter hibernate.
Reply Meerim October 21, 2018 at 11:31
And they bloom in my fall every year. Already 4th year.
Crassula is a typical member of the colossal family. In total, the family includes 300 species of plants from several centimeters to 50 meters in height. Among them are succulent, creeping and aquatic plants. Their common characteristic feature is thickened, succulent leaves, which can be oval, diamond-shaped, lanceolate, cylindrical.
Of course, no one will be able to keep large types of craving houses. Crassula is quite suitable for this, since it has the appearance of a compact tree and can be easily placed on a windowsill. With age, the trunk of the Krassoula thickens. In room conditions, flowering practically does not occur. Crohn's easy to form.
In addition to the main variety, many new varieties are bred. The leaves of this crassula are oval, sessile, do not have petioles. The main color of the leaves is dark green, with a reddish border around the edge. In room conditions can grow up to 1 meter. The leaves are oval, 5 centimeters long and half as wide. The plant blooms with small white or pinkish flowers. Considered unpretentious variety. It has a second name - a silver jade.
Jade is treelike
A larger variety, grows up to 1.5 meters in height. The leaves are grayish, with a red border. Their length - 8 centimeters, width - 5 centimeters. The flowers are white with a pink tint over time. House blooms extremely rare. Loves a moderate sun without direct exposure to burning rays. It has variegated varieties and varieties with curled leaves, for example, variety "Blue Bird".
Sort Blue Bird
It has a bush form of growth. On the shoots are lanceolate leaves. This species has narrower leaves, pointed at the end. Green leaf plate. On top of the sheet there is a silver patina, and from the bottom - burgundy. It blooms with bright red flowers. It is often found in European countries, where it is grown on the street as an annual plant, replacing it with young specimens annually.
Crassula The Hobbit
Hybrid variety bred in the USA. It differs from other Tolbynok unusual configuration of the leaves. They have the shape of a tube, with inverted edges. Each sheet has a structure intertwined to the middle and a crown in the form of a funnel. The dimensions are the same as that of the oval fathead, there are many variegated shapes. Crassula The Hobbit is often grown using bonsai.
Crassula The Hobbit
Hybrid with very decorative colored leaves. In the coloring there are yellow and red colors. Needs very bright light. With a lack of color, the leaves acquire the usual green color.
Crassula is spunlike
The plant belongs to the creeping species. It is also called mossy crassula. Compact shape up to 25 cm in height. It has creeping shoots, completely covered with small scaly leaves. In the care does not impose special requirements. Put up with low light. In the bright sun, the leaves become reddish. Often found at home. Its varieties are somewhat different form of leaves and the bush itself.
Crassula is spunlike
Shoots drooping, with small leaves that have an unusual color. Each leaf on both sides has reddish dots; on the wrong side, they are less bright, with hairs along the edge. Bushes strongly branched, forming dense thickets.
Crassula punch or holed
A small plant with original diamond-shaped leaves arranged in pairs and tightly covering the base of the stem. The pairs of leaves on the stem are arranged crosswise, this gives the illusion that the trunk pierces the leaf plates - this gave the name of the variety. Leaf color is bluish-green, with a red protruding border. Variegated varieties with the presence of white and yellow stripes are derived.
Money Tree: Home Care
If you want to get a compact, healthy plant, it will have to provide suitable care.
The fat woman, like all succulents, needs an abundance of color. At home, she needs to provide the most illuminated window sill. These can be windows of a south, southwest, southeast orientation. In the hottest midday hours, the plant prints from the scorching rays so that the leaves do not get burned.
In winter, it is better to move the pot with a flower close to the window so that Crassula gets the maximum light. If the shoots began to stretch, and the leaves turn pale, it means that the fatty meat is deficient in light. For illumination use a fluorescent lamp or a lamp with a special spectrum for plant growth. Light day should last 8-12 hours.
There is always an adequate supply of moisture in the leaves of the hut, the nature has created it, so it does not need abundant watering. In the summer, the plant is watered more often, 1-2 times a week, because the soil dries out quickly due to the heat.
On a note! Do not focus on the top layer of the earth. If the pot is high, the soil below can still be moist, and the top - dry. Check the moisture level with your finger by sticking it into the depth of the pot. In the case of dry soil at a depth produce watering.
Watering schedule can not be the same all the time. It all depends on the air temperature. The higher it is, the more often you have to water Crassula. After watering the water from the pan should be drained. Water should be separated, warm or room temperature. Ideal if you can use melt water.
In the fall, watering is reduced by preparing the flower for a state of rest. In winter, it is cut approximately in half. If the fatty meat is kept in a room with a low temperature, it is not watered at all. Removing the plant from wintering, watering gradually increase.
Transplant (earth, pot)
Speaking of a money tree, it is a slow-growing plant. The young specimen needs an annual transplant, more mature trees are planted every 2-3 years. The best time of year for transplantation is spring.
If you want to buy ready-made substrate, choose a special soil mixture for succulents. Composing the soil on your own, you need to take in equal proportions turf soil and sand, adding a quarter of the humus. At the bottom it is recommended to organize drainage, which will prevent the accumulation of moisture. A layer of expanded clay with a thickness of 2 cm will be sufficient.
Note! It is impossible to dig a root collar during transplantation; it must remain at ground level. Otherwise, the flower may die.
The pot is better to choose a low, but wide shape. Crassula has superficial roots and it will be comfortable in such a container. The volume of the pot should be slightly larger than the size of the root system. In too close a pot, the soil will quickly become depleted, in an excessively large vessel, Crassula will grow poorly. The choice is better to stop on a clay or ceramic product. The crown of the bastard is heavy and can outweigh, so she needs stable dishes.
Money tree transplant video
Using pruning rejuvenate the plant and cause the growth of new shoots. Manipulate before the start of active growth and sap flow. Of course, it has an influence and the appearance of a fathead. A sapling is usually not pruned, but merely pinched, which serves as an impetus for the appearance of lateral branches.
If you carefully cut the growth point of the plant, which is located on the top of the central trunk, it will no longer grow in height. Consider this when pruning. If you do not like the shape of the crown, you will need to shape it with the help of special techniques.
How to form a crown
In the case when a young tree has several strong shoots that grow in different directions, they pinch the top of each of them. Then due to the growth of numerous branches it will be possible to achieve the appearance of a compact rounded crown.
Adult grown plants need a thorough pruning using a garden pruner and a sharp knife. The secateurs intend for the thickest branches. Before starting the procedure, you should carefully examine the plant and select which branches will be necessary to cut.
Useful advice: according to the rules of pruning, it is desirable to place the cut immediately above the sleeping kidney, then the shoots will grow more actively and the crown of the jerky will become lush.
Money tree propagated by seed, cuttings and leaf.
- Using the seed method, sowing is carried out in a mixture of leafy earth and ½ of the sand. Seeds are scattered over the surface of the soil, not sprinkling them with soil, moistened and covered with glass or film. Seedlings sprout in about 2 weeks. All this time they are airing and gently moisten the soil from the sprayer. Grown up seedlings dive into denser soil with the addition of sod. The ideal temperature for young plants will be 17-18 ° C. They need bright ambient lighting.
- I use the method of propagation by cuttings more often, because it is simpler. Rooted cut shoots easily. You can root them in a glass of water or in the substrate. For this method, suitable material remaining from spring pruning. Roots are formed fairly quickly. If you plant the cutting directly into the ground, it is advisable to take the soil fertile and loose. Watch out for moisture.
- In order to propagate the plant with a leaf, the plucked leaf is first dried in air for 2-3 days, so that it becomes slightly sluggish. Then it is placed vertically against the wall of the pot, slightly pressing into the ground. So he will have support. Sand should be applied to the ground for planting and it should be moistened little by little. If rooting is successful, the growth of young shoots will begin.
Proper care - 6 key secrets
It is not at all difficult to care for fatty meat, you just need to remember where it came from, and create conditions as close as possible to its relatives, given its growth period (spring and summer) and rest period (winter and autumn).
How often to water the money tree? It came to us from southern Africa, and therefore does not allow excess moisture. In spring and summer, the need to water it about 1-2 times a week, in winter and autumn - even less. It is important to monitor the soil before watering - it must be dry. Drying is also not necessary to allow, but the water in the pan tray should not remain. The soil should only be slightly moist.
Light is very important for a plant, but it cannot be set under the scorching rays of the sun.
For him, the place on the windowsill in the southeastern part of the house is optimal: there will be enough sun here, but it will not burn all the time.
In spring and summer, the rudder should be brought to fresh air - for example, on the floor of the balcony, so that the sun does not touch the leaves, and in cold weather - put on the south side.
3. Soil and top dressing
Since the fathead belongs to the succulents (which also includes cacti), it is advisable to pick up the soddy soil, although a universal ground is also quite suitable.
You can also create a suitable soil yourself, making a mixture of turf soil, sand, leaf soil and humus in the proportions 4: 1: 1: 1. When planting or transplanting plants to the bottom of the pot is laid drainage, for example, from brick chips or pieces of coal.
And for the greater magic of the money tree, you can put a few coins on the bottom.
For fertilizing often use universal fertilizers or special additives for succulents.As with the care of other plants, it is better to fertilize Crassula after watering for better absorption of beneficial substances.
In the spring and summer, fertilizing can be done once a month, and in the fall and winter, during the so-called dormant period, two to three times less.
Temperature features, lighting, humidity
The fat woman is light-requiring, but it is better not to take it out to direct sunlight. The best option is the east, west, southeast or southwest windows. You can shade it with mesh material or a very thin cloth. The fat woman will react well to moving it into the open ground. They put it in a semi-shaded place where direct sunlight enters only in the early morning or in the evening.
Bringing the money tree into the house with the onset of cool August nights (usually the middle of the month).
- Crassoule winters in a cool bright room with an air temperature of 10-15 degrees. The minimum duration of cold wintering is 1.5 months. If it does not manage to provide such conditions, then we can expect slow growth and sometimes falling leaves. To avoid the loss of green mass during warm wintering, the jerky must at least be set aside away from the heating batteries, and also humidify the air.
- In summer, the air humidity for the bastard is uncritical, because it is a succulent that accumulates water in its fleshy leaves and trunks. Over the summer period, one can expect intensive growth of shoots, and often even flowering!
And yet, whenever possible, it is better to put water and other indoor plants around the pot, the leaves of which evaporate moisture. In the hottest days of July, the bastard should be additionally sprayed and rinsed under a warm shower. At the same time, they try not to fill the earthen room.
Domestic manufacturers produce a special soil for succulents, suitable for the money tree. Is that you can add a little ordinary garden soil and coarse sand. If desired, you can make a soil mixture by yourself.
For this take:
- leaf soil - 1 part,
- sod - 4 parts,
- humus - 1 part,
- coarse sand - 1 part.
The pot is recommended to choose clay, although the succulents grow well in plastic. The main thing is that there is a drainage hole at the bottom, because the stagnation of moisture is detrimental to the money tree. Before backfilling, a layer of pebbles, expanded clay, or at least small stones is placed at 1/5 of the height. The plant is placed in a pot with straightened roots and gently poured soil on the root of the neck.
Cropping and crown formation
Homespin at home is usually formed as a shrub or small tree. Begin formation of the crown at an early age. With a thin blade with jeweler accuracy, you need to remove the growing point from the young seedling after the appearance of 3-5 pairs of leaves. Soon the money tree will give branches of the first order. They also pinch the tops when they grow 3-4 pairs of leaves. Similarly, with the following orders of branching. With this approach, a compact spherical crown is formed.
Humphack transplantation is not performed as often as in the case of many other room exotics. The root system of the money tree must fully cover the earth com. But once every two years, it is usually transplanted into a slightly larger pot. An extraordinary transshipment can be carried out if the roots are clearly cramped in the current capacity: the ground clod is completely braided, and the roots are visible through the drainage hole.
The types of plants hunk
The following types of fat woman are grown at home:
- Jade is treelike, its second name is money tree. If you comply with all growing conditions, then its height can reach one and a half meters. After the plant has reached the age of ten, it can bloom with pink or white flowers.
- The paprika sprat - this type of Crassula has creeping tetrahedral stems, these stems have aerial roots. Spatula shovel loves water and therefore it needs to be watered all year round.
- Cooper's Cobbler is a grassy and undersized species, with thin shoots that form clumps. Basically, this type of plant blooms in summer. Its flowers have a pale pink shade and a pleasant sweet aroma.
- Fleshy pruinovidnaya or mucous - this plant is a shrub that is very branched. The artificiality of this look is given by its small leaves, which have a pointed form, on the stem they are arranged like a tile. When the plants are young, their shoots are standing, but with age they lie down. This bloody blooms with awkward single flowers that have a pale yellow color. This plant is very easy to propagate by cuttings, and it grows incredibly fast.
- Portulacium fatty still known as ovoid or oval fatty. With proper care can reach one meter in height. When flowering, the plant has white or pinkish flowers.
How to take care of the money tree and how to grow it at home, read on.
Gallery: fat woman (25 photos)
How to propagate the money tree at home
Reproduction of the money tree at home. At home, the money tree can multiply by seeds and cuttings. Reproduction of chopskin cuttings is a more acceptable and very easy option.
In this way, crassula can be propagated for a whole year. To do this, it is necessary to take a large leaf of a plant or a mature process and separate it from the parent plant, then leave for two days to dry.
To root the stalk it must be placed in the ground or water. To disinfect the water, add charcoal. Within twenty days, the stalk should take root.
If rooting will be done in the ground, then you need to prepare the pot. To do this, it is necessary to put drainage into it and add a substrate of sand and garden soil in equal proportions.
After that, you need to plant a stalk and cover it with a glass or jar. It is necessary to air the sapling daily, it is very important. Water the planted cuttings need a little, but it is better to spray the earth around it with a spray bottle, you need to do this as the earth dries.
At home, a fat soup is rarely propagated by seeds, which is why it takes a lot of time and painstaking care. Propagation of jade seeds is performed as follows:
- For breeding, there should be earthenware without glaze that will allow air and moisture to pass through.
- The soil in which the seeds will be sown should consist of sand and garden or hardwood soil, sand and earth should be in equal proportions.
- The seeds of the fatty grass are very small, so after sowing they need to be sprinkled with sand.
- A seed pot must be covered with glass or plastic.
- For reproduction, the soil in the pot should be wet, but in no case wet, seedlings need to be ventilated every day.
- When shoots appear they need to be dived, then put in a well-lit place.
- After the seedlings grow to seven centimeters, they are planted in separate pots.
It is necessary to replant a monetary flower once every two or three years; this is done when the roots of a plant completely entwine a clod of earth. This is mainly done in the spring using a crossover method.
The pot for transplantation should be stable and wide, because the terrestrial part of the fat man is very massive and heavy, but at the same time a weak root system. In order to prevent the roots from dropping, a drainage should be placed at the bottom of the pot.
How to care for a money tree
Lighting and location. The flower is a bastard, like all other succulents love bright and diffused light. To the plant enough lighting it must be placed on the south-western or south-eastern windows.
In winter, the plant needs to be rearranged to the south windows or use additional lighting, if this is not done, then the muddy grass will stretch and the leaves will become small. In summer, the plant pot can be put in the open air, it can be a balcony or terrace, crassule will like it very much. But do not forget that direct sunlight can harm your home plant.
Flower pots. In the money tree, the root system is very small and very sensitive to waterlogging, however, its crown is very heavy, this is because a lot of moisture accumulates in the leaves.
The breeding pot of this plant must be chosen, coming out of these features of the fatty pot. For the stability of the money tree, the pot should be shallow, but rather wide, it should have drain holes. At the bottom of the tank must be put claydite or shards of clay.
Temperature mode. The temperature regime for the bastard in the spring and summer should be between nineteen and twenty-five degrees. In autumn and winter, the temperature should not exceed seventeen degrees and should not be less than fourteen degrees.
Therefore, in the winter the plant pot should be kept away from the batteries. If you maintain such a temperature regime, then over time the money flower will delight you with its flowering.
Air humidity. Crassula is completely undemanding to the humidity of the air, but if the humidity changes dramatically, it affects the appearance of the home plant and the leaves often turn yellow and then fall. On hot days, you need to spray Crassula to wash away the settled dust from the leaves. In the colder period of rock, you can simply wipe the leaves with a damp sponge.
Watering the plants. The fat woman quite normally transfers not very frequent waterings, as in her leaves there is an adequate supply of moisture. If you water the plant very often, it will lead to decay of the root system.
In spring and summer, the money tree must be watered once every three to five days. It is necessary to ensure that the soil dries up to half and only after that water the plant. In winter, it is necessary to water no more than twice a month. Water for irrigation should be at room temperature and must be separated.
Soil for planting. The soil is not fastidious to the soil, it can grow in the soil where there are no nutrients. For the cultivation of this plant, you can use the mixture for succulents and cacti, it can be bought at any flower shop. But if it is not possible to purchase it, then the mixture can be made personally, for this you will need: sod or hardwood soil, sand and humus.
How to feed the money tree at home
It is necessary to feed the money tree in spring and summer, this is done every month. For feeding fertilizer suitable for cacti. Top dressing needs to be brought after watering, otherwise you can burn the roots of the plant. In winter and autumn, top dressing needs to be made two times less than indicated in the instructions.
Trimming and Pinching
In order for this beautiful plant to delight you with its beauty and have a beautiful lush crown, you need to pinch its shoots. This is very easy to do.
To do this, it is necessary to pinch off the leaves of the plant, leaving only four pairs of leaves. At the place where leaflets were pinned off, branching will begin over time.
When pruning an adult plant, the cuts are made straight along the knot, then the cut is treated with charcoal. In order to develop the crown of the money tree evenly, you need to periodically turn the pot with the plant.
Why does not grow and die home flower
- If the care of Crassula is correct, then it is very rarely affected by pests. Among the pests that often damage the plant are: aphid, spider mite, scareweed, and mealybug.
- If the plant is affected by the shield, then yellow-brown spots appear on the leaves. To get rid of this pest it is necessary to wipe the leaves with an alcohol solution every five days.
- If the leaves turn yellow and a brown peel appears on them, it means that the fathead is affected by spider mites. Spider mites are small reddish-brown spiders, they are quite noticeable on the leaves of the plant. To get rid of them you need to use a soap solution.
- Mealybugs should be rinsed off with a sponge moistened with alcohol or garlic solution. If the mealybug has damaged the roots, then you need to use Mospilan, Fitoverm or Vermitek. But even more harm than pests, money flower brings the wrong care.
- If your fat woman has ceased to grow, then you need to carefully examine its roots to make sure that there are no pests and rot. If the root system of a plant is healthy, then it must be transplanted into a small-sized pot: the money tree will not grow until the soil is mastered by its roots.
- If Crassula is pulled up, the stems are curved, and the leaves fall, then your flower lacks lighting. One of the causes of the death of the money tree is excessive soil moisture. If there is excess moisture, then the leaves change their color and fall off. Then the root system begins to rot, a sign of this is a white deposit on the root neck of the plant.
In the case of healthy roots, the plant must be transplanted into another pot. But rotten roots need to be removed, and the wound sprinkled with charcoal. If this does not help and the plant continues to disappear, then you need to cut off the cuttings and grow a jerky in a new way.
Crassula also sheds leaves with prolonged heat and moisture deficiency. If such a problem exists, the leaves dry and frown, become completely flat and brown spots are formed on them. After watering will be done in the correct mode, the plant should be restored.
Why the fat woman sheds leaves
There may be several reasons for the leaves falling off from the bastard. This can lead to excessive watering. At first, the leaves turn yellow and become soft, and then fall off. Pay attention to this and immediately reduce watering, otherwise the plant can be destroyed.
From overheating in the heat on the sunny window, leaves can also crumble. Remove the pot from the window or shade it with a light cloth, a sheet of paper at least in the hottest hours. In winter, leaf fall can cause the presence of a nearby hot battery. Temperature jumps are also undesirable and provoke leaf fall from Crassula. Differences in values are especially possible during the cold season, when the window is opened.
Excess mineral fertilizer in the soil can cause leaf fall. Feed the plant give 1 time in 2 weeks, the dosage must be strictly observed. If you poured a jerky with fertilizer solution "by eye" and it loses foliage - immediately transplant the tree into fresh soil with the addition of charcoal.
The addition of which contributes sweeping
It is believed that a fat woman in the house attracts wealth and financial well-being to the family. And if a few coins are buried in the pot with this plant, wealth will increase at double speed. Many precisely for this reason keep in the house Crassula, considering it a symbol of wealth.
It is believed that the flower will increase its magical power, if its process is secretly stolen in someone else's house. This superstition does not contradict the method of propagation of the fat man, and therefore the method is successfully practiced. Just do not tear too big a branch, so as not to harm the mother plant. For rooting suitable small stalk or even a piece of paper. Enhance hunger magic and landing on a growing moon.
So that the plant really attracts money to the house, during its planting they read a conspiracy: “The money comes, the money grows, the money will find a way into my pocket”. Feng shui experts say that the plant should be maintained in the southeastern sector. Ideally, if your windows have exactly this orientation.
Experts say that there is an energy connection between the owner and the flower, and a change in the state of the host is immediately reflected in the plant. Love your hunkie and take care of her, being in a good mood. In this case, all happy omens will surely come true.
Money Tree: Origin and Name
Getting into more severe conditions, the represented vegetation requires peculiar and proper care, which can be achieved by growing at home. In this way, many years ago, a brute appeared in Russia, which was nicknamed so because of its thick stalk.
The “homemade” name of the money tree was due to its root system. The stems of this plant come out of the rosette shape of the root, which outwardly resemble a flat circle - a coin.
It should be noted that, despite the large number of nicknames and diminutive names, no one thinks about how correctly the money tree is scientifically called. Even experienced flower growers, who have been enjoying the presented plant for many years, do not know its real name.
So, what is the name of the money tree? The real name of the tree is Crassula. In turn, this plant is already subdivided into herbaceous and bushy representatives.
Variety of bones
Houseplant money tree in Russia is not so common. The fact is that the majority of florists grow only one tree type of crassula in their house, that is why this name stuck with the fat man, as mentioned above.
А ведь существует более 300 видов крассул , которые успешно растут на родине в теплом климате. Jade is treelike завоевала свою популярность только лишь за счет своей простой высадки и дальнейшего ухода.
Но также у опытных цветоводов России можно встретить и такие виды представленного растения, как:
- Jade is ovoid - The name is fully consistent with appearance. So, on top of short stems you can see a rounded end, which looks like an egg. The tips of the kind of "eggs" in most cases painted red.
- Collared portulacus - has air roots on the trunk and branches, due to which it requires some additional maintenance. Including protection from drafts with the assumption of easy ventilation.
Crassula Crazy depending on its species has a slightly distinctive appearance. Differences can only be seen in the form of the stem, branches and leaf shape. Thick stem remains unchanged in all species.
The fat woman: care at home
As mentioned above, the money tree does not require special time costs for their own care. However, there also have their own nuances for self-cultivation, which should be studied by novice gardeners to provide the plant with comfortable conditions.
Lighting. How to care for a potted plant at home? In the first place, Crassule needs to provide adequate lighting for its normal and rapid growth.
It is also recommended to take the pot to fresh air in the summer and warm spring. This position of the pot will provide the plant with a kind of protection from the effects of insects and other pests.
Temperature. When talking about self-cultivation, most gardeners pay attention to the optimal temperature for the plant. This affects the flowering plants. Crassula is no exception. The optimum temperature for it is the range from +19 to +25 ° C in spring and summer.
But in the winter it is recommended to lower the temperature to +14 or +17 degrees. Do not install a pot on the windowsill next to heating devices.
Humidity. Money tree withstands absolutely any humidity in the room where it is located all the time. But do not overdo the sudden differences. Otherwise, Crassula will not only not please flower growers with its flowering, but will also begin to wither.
Watering. How to water a money tree at home, if its growth was recorded in conditions of difficult terrain and wildlife?
By virtue of its natural origin and habitat, the Krassula withstands the absence of watering for several weeks. The presented plant has rather thick and dense leaves, which contain all the necessary moisture for further growth and nutrition of the tree.
Top dressing. How to feed a money tree at home, if in his wild nature he had to “get” all the beneficial and nutritious trace elements by constant struggle for survival?
As a result of its natural features, it is necessary to feed a fat one only once a month during the spring and summer period. For feeding, you can buy a special solution in the floristry shop, designed for cacti. Breed according to the instructions.
Self-cultivation of bastard
If you are a beginner florist and decide to grow a money tree yourself, then you need to learn how to look after him from the very beginning of the process. After all, quite often novice flower growers independently plant a plant in the form of a small process obtained from their friends or experienced flower growers.
Therefore, it is necessary to disassemble the question of the proper planting and further transplantation of the money tree.
Choosing a flowerpot and substrate
At the initial stage it is necessary to decide on the choice of a flowerpot. Many novice growers admit a very standard and rather depressing mistake, since they choose a pot of standard shape.
The Crassula root system diverges to the sides, not to the depth, with the result that the standard pot shape does not resemble it. Then in which pot to plant a money tree?
At the initial stages, select flat containers with a small recess. In the future, they must be replaced with special oval pots with a shallow bottom. So, you will achieve the rapid growth of the bollard and timely flowering.
Also pay attention to the choice of substrate. After all, most experienced flower growers did not agree on a common opinion of what kind of land is needed for a money tree.
How to plant a money tree?
The question of how to plant a money tree will be discussed in more detail later in the article. Here it is only necessary to clarify that the process should be planted only after the development of the root system.
At the bottom of the selected pot you need to lay a layer of drainage, and after that use the prepared soil mixture.
How to replant a money tree?
When the plant has grown, and the root system began to slightly make its way up through the soil, the question in due time arises how to transplant the money tree at home. If you purchased a ready-made plant - in a planted container - in a floristry shop, the first transplant will take place within 2-3 weeks after purchase.
In the future, transplantation is carried out once a year. A mature plant is transplanted no more often than once every three to four years in order to renew the substrate in order to saturate the root system with useful and nutritious microelements.
If the goal of your self-cultivation of the presented plant is, directly, the result of the appearance of the Japanese bonsai, you need to learn the rules of how to grow a money tree with a thick trunk.
Surprisingly, most florists pursue precisely this goal. And since it is quite troublesome to create a tree from a small process, you should immediately resort to the actions presented hereafter.
So, to grow your own money tree bonsai It is necessary to carry out the following actions:
Bonsai is not so difficult to grow, but it will take too much time to do it. According to the flower growers themselves, it takes about 2-3 years to grow an independent Japanese tree, or even more. But the result is worth it.
How to plant a money tree to make a profit?
Therefore, the question spontaneously disappears is it possible to give money tree from home. It is not recommended to do this, because it may indirectly affect the financial difficulties in the family.
So, the landing of the stolen Krassula is as follows:
When the plant acquires a fairly large size, it will be possible to hang coins strung on a red thread on the branches.
Where to put the money tree for feng shui?
Of course, you can not do without Feng Shui, and most importantly, without asking where to put a money tree in an apartment so that it makes a profit. The article already mentioned the location of the flower, namely, where the plant should stand for favorable growth.
For greater persuasiveness, install water in this corner: a bowl or a vase of water, a picture of the sea (but not a waterfall).
Signs and superstitions do not end there. The flowering plant is one of the brightest beliefs. Many wonder in principle, but Does the money tree bloom? This plant blooms and for certain stimulation it is necessary to set the pot under the sun's rays, but only to protect the leaves from burns.
Problems in growing money tree
Despite all the positive aspects of self-cultivation of the represented plant, flower growers can also face problems.
Diseases sweatshirt attack rarely, as well as pests. There is more often a fungal infection that could only be brought in through infection from a nearby plant. To eliminate the problem, the bush should be treated with special solutions purchased from a floristry shop. In especially severe cases, the bush is completely cut off.
Often there is such an incident when the plant leaves fall. This process looks so depressing that flower growers are disheartened. There are several reasons why a brute sheds leaves:
What if leaves fall? Revise your actions to care for the money tree. Only in this way can you find the cause and get rid of a very unpleasant situation.
Why is the money tree not growing?
The second most popular issue is the slow growth of the plant. The reason may be hiding in the wrong pot, causing the plant to take root down. This inhibits the growth of the crown.
Also, do not forget about non-compliance with the basic rules of self-growing plants. Again, review all of your actions and eliminate errors in the care of a fat man.
Medicinal properties and contraindications
The healing properties of the money tree are discouraged by most skeptics. But the juice of the leaves of the represented plant has a positive effect in the treatment of certain human diseases. So, Krassula juice has bactericidal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects.
As a contraindication for use should highlight itching and other lesions of the skin. This can lead to an allergic reaction and other troubles.
Belief in financial security and useful properties of the money tree make this plant very popular.
Peculiarities of cultivation also do not require any efforts, so you should listen to experienced flower growers and owners of Crassula, and to have this beautiful green splendor in the south-eastern part of your house.
5. Air humidity
Constantly spray the plant is not necessary, its leaves do not need it. As necessary, you can wipe the leaves with a damp cloth or napkin, because the dust is very "like" to sit on its leaves, like coins.
If moisture is not so important for the blender, regular airing is necessary. In summer you can take Crassoul to the balcony or to the garden. When airing the room, it is important not to allow drafts that can harm the plant.
6. Pot selection
The dishes in which the money tree will “live” are very important. A pot of the wrong size can slow down the growth of the fatty meat or even stop it completely.
For a money tree, it is better to choose a stable wide and low pot, because it has a shallow root system. The width of the pot should be equal to or slightly larger than the crown of the tree.
Are the money tree flowers true or myth?
Some lucky see bloom blooming. Her flowers are small, light in color (white, white-green or white-pink depending on the variety) and have a sweet smell. Flowering continues for several months during the growth period.
Among those who know, there is a sign that the flower of the money tree promises material profit.
However, it is not often possible to see the flowers of the podyanka in normal indoor conditions. Basically, the flowering of plants in our climate zone is hampered by a lack of daylight (after all, the days in the tropics are much longer).
Do you know that it blooms for the first time not earlier than 7-10 years of life?
What should be done to tree bloomed?
- First of all, it is important to follow all the recommendations for growing and caring for a fat man and to notice the slightest changes in her condition.
- Secondly, it is not worth waiting for the tree to blossom in the first years after planting. Some people notice the first flowers 7 or even 10 years after cultivation, and some do not achieve flowering at all, although they take care of the fatty according to all the rules.
- Thirdly, many people notice that the bollard flowers appear after some stress or a shake-up for the plant. Someone does not water it at all for a while or places it at an inappropriate temperature. The first watering after a month's break or placement in optimal temperature conditions can bring the desired effect - a kind of gratitude from the plant. But there is always the danger of dry or freeze it, so these methods should be treated with caution.
Want to plant and grow a tree yourself?
This is done either by planting seeds in the ground, or by means of cuttings:
- Seeds are placed in clay bowls with holes at the bottom for air circulation. After that, they are covered with film or glass. Care consists in daily half-hour airing of the tank with seeds and spraying the soil with water as it dries. Sprouts will appear in two weeks.
- Cutting shanks is much easier. You can immediately plant a stalk in the ground, and you can first put in the water before the roots. Ready cutting rooted about 6 cm deep into the prepared soil. A pattern has been revealed between the planting dates and the future flowering. Planting a stalk from March to April, there is a greater chance that the jade will bloom. Planting a money tree in July reduces these chances.
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We form an elegant crown and trunk themselves
In order for the trunk to be “fat” and hard, it is important that only one process be grown in a pot.
To make the money tree look like a tree, and not like a shrub with a lot of thin stems, you need to do the formation of the trunk and crown.
If the tree is bought already in adulthood, most often the trunk is already thick and stiff. But to form a crown - it is still necessary to adjust its pomp and height.
So that the branches do not begin to slope down due to the rapid growth of thin stems up, you need to pinch the bastard.
Starting to do it better from an early age, so that there are no stumps left from already formed branches.
If you have to cut already mature branches to give the desired shape to the plant, you can sprinkle the place of scrapping with cinnamon or activated carbon powder.
Pinching is very simple. After waiting for 3-4 pairs of leaves to grow on one branch, you need to find a new bud between the last pair. Her and you need to carefully pull out with nails, fingers or tweezers. After that, two or even three buds appear at the site of the remote kidney. This means that the tree began to branch. If one kidney reappears, the procedure should be repeated.
In order for the money tree to grow and branch symmetrically, it is necessary to periodically turn the pot the other side to the light source.
What can hurt sweat?
Despite the simplicity of care, the plant will not tolerate a lack of attention. Do you tree fades or sheds leaves? So it got sick because of bad care.
Diseases and their causes:
- From a lack of light, a plant can acquire a long stalk of an ugly form, and then die. Therefore, it is very important to put it on the windowsill, especially in dark rooms.
- Due to an excess of moisture, leaves darken, fall off or change color, which indicates Crassula’s fungal diseases. This can also happen if you water it too cold. If the leaves are covered with dry brown spots - on the contrary there is not enough water.
- The detected rot on the base of the stem indicates rotting of the root system when extreme measures need to be taken: cut off the top and grow the tree anew.
- Pests seldom infect a fathead, but if necessary, you can use conventional means to get rid of specific pests. The most common problem is a mealybug. It can be removed with cotton wool or alcohol or treated with insecticides for succulents.