The Groundsel is a family of Asteraceae from the Aster family. This is a perennial plant, rarely one-year individuals. Groundsel is a shrub or compact tree that grows in all corners of the planet.
All common varieties of a krestovnik have a distinction among themselves. Some are smooth stems, others are pubescent. The leaves have the shape of an ellipse, dissected form, in some species, lobed and alternate. Flowering in the form of flaps collected in bunches of several buds.
Varieties and types
Common groundseller a weed plant with which most gardeners are found. Plant height about half a meter. The shoots are standing, little branched, dense with olive-colored foliage and some pubescence. The shape of the foliage is similar to a dandelion leaf, but of a larger shape.
Groundsel bloody or cineraria its birthplace is the Canary Islands. Standing stalks reach a height of 60 cm. The foliage is soft, fleshy, slightly pubescent. Leaf shape is oval and with serrated edges. Outside is a sheet of dark shade, the inside of a scarlet shade. Flowering in the form of reeds collected in the brush.
This species is most popular among florists, because it has many hybrids. Each hybrid has a distinctive feature of inflorescences up to 8 cm in diameter. Remind a daisy appearance. The shade is different depending on the type of pink, bluish, two-tone, yellow.
Rowley's Root A popular indoor species whose homeland is Namibia. This plant is grown as an ampelous plant in hanging pots, or as a ground cover. This species rooted with ease. Each shoot can reach a length of one meter. The leaves grow alternately in the shape of a ball and a light shade of leaves. Flower tubular with a spherical top surface. The shade of the flower is white with bluish pistils.
Jacob's Yard its birthplace is East Africa. Leaves are poured, dense with creeping stems of a light shade and densely laid leaves. The leaves are oval about 7 cm in length. Hue orange inflorescences. Juveniles of this species resemble whether the “Money Tree” is a jerbok as they used to call it. But already in adulthood, this species becomes an ampel.
Krestovnik Krupnoyazkovy perennial, succulent type. This species has creeping stems with a weak stiffness. In height, this species reaches up to 3 meters. The leaves are medium with small legs up to 1 centimeter and with an elongated leaf blade about 8 cm representing five sharp lobes. Inflorescence single in the form of a ball in diameter of about 6 cm and with bright sunny tongues.
Rowley's dacha variegated
An interesting view with leaves with random growth and location with orange blotches. Periodically resets foliage and rather light-requiring. Prefers sandy terrain.
Groundsel flathead perennial up to 1, 7 m in height. Root dense large in diameter. The shoots are pubescent, the leaves are up to 30 cm in length with a triangle-like shape and base diminishing to the top. Flowering at the end of summer, the fruit after ripening throws seeds with thick hairs.
Springseller The height of this species is 40 cm. Single shoots or about six pieces. Sometimes on the tips of the shoots there are branches. Juveniles are easily pubescent, and with age they become smooth and naked. Leaves elongated linear. The lower leaves are longer than the upper ones, but they tend to fall off. Inflorescence in shape reeds, elongated sun tint.
The groundsel is rhombus perennial plant reaching a height of 70 cm. The root is elongated, spreads, dense. The shoots are smooth, single on tops branched, dark olives. The width of the lower leaves is about 30 cm, and the length is about 18 cm. The leaf shape is oval elongated. Orange inflorescences in the form of tubes about 12 pieces in a bunch. Flowering occurs at the end of summer.
Groundstone ashen or seaside This is a shrub from the Jacobian family. His personality is the gray pubescence on the leaves. Its birthplace is Mediterranean. Leaves dissected form. Inflorescences have a pale yellow shade in the diameter of a flower of 15 mm. Plant height about one meter.
This is a two-year view with straight shoots in height reaching 60 cm. The shape of the leaf is oval, elongated. Inflorescences are yellow in the form of panicles. Homeland plants Central Asia.
Ground leaf broadleaf height in the form of 80 cm centimeters, perennial plant. The root system is horizontal. The shoots are fragile, thin, but fairly branched. The leaves at the root are large, but rare triangular in shape. Closer to the top of the sheet is smaller and angular. Inflorescences are orange in the form of tubules.
The groundsel is microaniform ampelnye view with leaves like ivy leaves or grapes. Its birthplace is South Africa. The shoots are long, fragile with a lot of leaves in adulthood becoming creeping. Inflorescences are yellow with a pleasant aroma.
Groundsel crowded it is an annual plant up to 60 cm high. The shoots are pubescent, dense, sticky and with many leaves. Leaves alternate elongated. Inflorescence in the form of plates, in the form of tongues yellowish. Fruits are smooth with hairs. Flowering begins in the summer.
Rogue's dacha care at home
Caring for the godson is not whimsical and does not take much time. The plant prefers the scattered sun. The location side is east or west. When exposed to direct sunlight, the plant burns, so you need to create an artificial shadow.
Air temperature plant prefers in the summer about 25 degrees, and in winter can withstand a decrease in temperature, not lower than 7 degrees.
The plant does not need to humidify the air, it takes root perfectly and in dry conditions. Watering a gardener prefers moderate, after drying the top layer of soil about several times in 7 days. Water for irrigation should be settled and room temperature.
Fertilize several times in 30 days with fertilizer ready for succulents.
The soil is preferable to a plant friable and easy. You can buy ready-made soil in the store, suitable soil for cacti. And make yourself take a sheet of soil and coarse sand in the amount of two to one.
Recently planted, that is, young plants require transplantation annually, and adults once every three years.
The graft for transplanting requires about 10 cm, it is better to root it in light soil with sand and leafy soil. For good rooting it is necessary to provide warm conditions and periodic moistening. After rooting, the plant is transplanted to a permanent place in the prepared container.
To root cuttings, it is better to put a pot with soil next to another adult plant and prikopat it in the ground until rooting.
Seed plant propagated very rarely, because it is a long and laborious process. Sow plants should be in a light soil, after germination and the appearance of a pair of leaves of the plant are transplanted separately in pots to full adaptation and good growth.
Diseases and pests
The plant is affected by aphid, spider mite and worm. And the most common diseases are gray rot and powdery mildew. To prevent pests, it is necessary to treat the plant with insecticides.
- When white spots appear on the plant in the form of plaque, it is necessary to process the base with water in accordance with the instructions for use.
- Gray rot appears when the soil is wetted, it is necessary to remove the affected leaves and ensure the correct conditions of care.
Rowley's baptismal plant is a perennial, belonging to a large number of Crosses of the Astrov family. Under natural conditions, grows in arid regions of Namibia, Southeast Africa. It prefers to settle in mountainous areas, where rainfall rarely falls. For this reason, the plant is resistant to droughts and direct sunlight.
This is a succulent that accumulates moisture in its leaf-beads, so it is considered a moisture-resistant and unpretentious plant. With the right care at home, Rowley's gardener grows quickly. Under natural conditions, its branches grow to two meters in length. The size of adapted varieties grown at home is much more modest - no more than 50 cm. You should know that the shoots are quite fragile, so you should handle them very carefully.
The leaves are located on short petioles, round, resembling berries and rather small - about 1 cm in diameter. At the end of each bead there is a short tail. Leaves grow in a regular sequence.
The flower Senecio Rowley, as usual, is called only by experts, is a flowering plant: at the end of spring on it blooms like dandelions white and pink flowers with a pleasant aroma. The plant is poisonous. However, this does not stop flower growers, because there are many poisonous plants in our homes, but no one tastes them. It is necessary to work with “pearl threads” in gloves, after “talking” with these beautiful green pets, you should thoroughly wash your hands with soap. In addition, flowers should be placed out of the reach of children and pets. Make it easy - just hang the flower higher.
Rowley's Robin: Care at Home
The conditions of this plant are typical for most succulents. However, there are some features in the content, and we will consider them further. What should be the soil? The plant grows well in subacid, moderately fertilized, loose air-permeable soil. There must be a drainage layer on the bottom of the pot. This species prefers loam, with large river sand. If possible, purchase a ready-made substrate for succulents.
Soil mixture can be prepared independently. For this you will need:
- two parts of leaf and sod land,
- 1 part of river sand and crushed charcoal.
Pot for planting "pearl threads" should be small, wide and shallow. Florists recommend the use of ordinary clay containers, without glaze coating.
This factor is especially important for the young godson Rowley. Care in the home requires a bright but diffused lighting in the warm season - from early March to late September. The plant develops well on the window sills of the eastern and western sides. If in the room the windows face south, then Senecio is grown in the depths of the room. For this case, you should purchase a stand under the flowers.
In winter, the plant should be moved to the south window sill or use artificial lighting. With a lack of light, shoots are drawn out, turn pale, the leaves become very small. It is difficult and sometimes impossible to return a lost decorative effect to a plant. Light day should be about 12 hours. It is very important for flowering.
During the growing season, the air temperature in the room should be no higher than +25 ° C. In winter, it should be lowered to +15 ° C. A lower temperature can destroy a heat-loving plant.
To this indicator, the plant is almost indifferent: the leaves, transformed into beads with a glossy dense skin, in any conditions retain moisture and do not allow its evaporation. Therefore, Rowley's Rogue grows equally well on glazed unheated terraces and in dry rooms.
Spraying is not necessary at all, more often they resort to water procedures when it is necessary to refresh a flower and remove dust from it.
In spring and summer, the flower should be watered abundantly after the top layer of the substrate dries out. Remember that during this period the plant increases its green mass and stores nutrients for the winter. Do not overdry soil. But excessive moisture can damage the roots - they can rot.
In winter, watering is reduced, especially if the plant is contained at low temperatures. If the flower lives in the winter in a warm room, watering is reduced only slightly. Water used for irrigation should be separated, purified, soft. You can soften it with a small amount of citric acid. In winter, the soil is moistened every 2-3 weeks.
During the period of growth, Rowley's garden shrub is fertilized twice a month, and at rest, the garden shrine does not need any additional feeding. For dressing it is recommended to use liquid mineral fertilizers for succulents. Remember that it is necessary to avoid oversaturation of the soil with nitrogen supplements. Fertilizers for succulents with a low nitrogen content are applied every 3–4 weeks during the growing season. In winter, the flower does not need fertilizing.
Succinic acid tablets
This is an excellent plant growth regulator, which improves the absorption of nutrients from the soil, helps plants to more easily handle various stresses. Succinic acid normalizes the natural microflora of the soil. Plants treated with acid become more resistant to the adverse effects of the environment. Its use stimulates the growth of roots, young shoots. Before planting, she is treated with cuttings and plant seeds to improve germination and increase resistance. Dilute the drug at the rate of 1 gram per 5 liters of water.
Trimming and transplanting
Rowley's dacha does not need constant pruning. The density of green mass depends on how often you cut the shoots. This variety requires only the clothespins of the upper leaves to form a beautiful shape.
Replant an adult plant no more than once every 3-4 years. A new pot must be selected 4-5 cm larger than the previous one in diameter. This should be done as needed, and not immediately after purchase. If the crown is too thick, you can divide it very carefully and plant in several pots. The composition of the soil mixture for transplanting plants must be taken in equal parts of leaf ground, humus, vermiculite, sand, peat. We have already said that the shoots are very fragile, so transplanting will require you to be careful and skillful.
During transplantation, shoots and roots should be slightly shortened. This contributes to the growth of lateral shoots on the branches, which will make the plant more dense and lush. But more often, the flower is simply transplanted into a larger pot, and too long roots are not cut off, but twisted, and the shoots are pinched a little. After 5-7 years, Rowley's cross should not be replanted. It will be enough to update it. To do this, cut overgrown stems. Pruned shoots can be used for breeding.
The shoots of this plant for the year lengthen by 30 cm or more. They hang from the pot more and more. On the surface of the earth in a pot, the lying branches take root and give roots and new sprouts. Thus, the earthen room is mastered, the area of food decreases. If you do not allow such rooting on the surface of the soil in the pot, then the flower will lose its decorative effect: gradually the old sections of the branch become bare, and cover their new ones. The plant becomes very thick, for its proper development requires more and more soil. After transplantation, the plant is abundantly watered and not fed for 1.5-2 months.
Rowley's dacha can be propagated in two ways - by dividing the shrub we talked about with a leaf and cutting. Any of these methods can be used during the active growing season, in summer and spring. Quite often flower growers are interested in: “Can Rowley's garden paper be propagated by leaf?”. Here should be clarified. In this case we are talking about reproduction by layering.
Place a second pot with soil mix next to the godson, take a few shoots of an adult plant and pin it in a new pot. Where the branch is in contact with the soil, the leaves are removed. Rooting will happen pretty quickly. After a month, cuttings can be separated from the mother plant. They will continue to grow, releasing side twigs. This is the easiest and most affordable breeding method even for a beginner in floriculture.
The cuttings of Rowley's gardener are rooted no worse. It is possible to plant several cuttings with a length of 5 to 10 cm in one pot. The lower leaves-beads are removed and this part is instilled in the ground. To obtain cuttings, it is necessary to trim the ends of the whips. After that, the mother plant begins to branch more and becomes very thick.
Few owners of this magnificent plant are very proud of their purchase. They find it very effective, not requiring too complex care. However, flower growers warn that all agrotechnical measures with this exot should be carried out with gloves and hands should be thoroughly washed after work is completed.
In the natural environment Rowley's ragwort, scientifically senecio rowleyanus (senecio rouli), grows in arid parts of Southeast Africa, in Namibia. Habitat - mountain areas where rainfall in the form of rain rarely falls. That is why exot is so resistant to the sun and drought. The flower belongs to succulents. It accumulates moisture in its leaves, therefore it is moisture resistant and unpretentious.
Крестовник Роули относится к многолетним растениям многочисленного рода крестовников семейства Астровых (Сложноцветных), распространенных по всему миру и произрастающих во всех климатических условиях, при условии правильного ухода за экзотом. Растет довольно быстро. В природе высота достигает 1,5 – 2 м. Адаптированные сорта в домашних условиях вырастают до 50 см.
Kristovnik Rowley has long fragile shoots. Stems rooted in the interstices. The leaves have short petioles, round, berry-like and small, they reach 1 cm in diameter. At the end there is a short tail. Leaves grow in regular succession. Flowering occurs in May and lasts 2 - 3 months. Peduncle baskets dense, long, connect white-pink tubular flowers. The grade differs in fragrant inflorescences.
The leaf is spherical. The structure of the multilayer leaf tissue retards the evaporation of the liquid, the skin of the leaves is dense. The leaves are light green, spherical, pointed at the ends. Stems - creeping shoots that hang and curl well. Their length reaches 1 m. The flowers are tubular, white, with a purple pestle.
It is used in flowerbeds as a soil cover, but most often growers grow this variety in hanging pots on balconies and loggias.
The photo shows Rowley's cross, so that you have a visual representation of this plant:
Home care depending on the season
Gardeners point out the particular resilience of Rowley's Gadget to any conditions. However, the flower prefers bright but diffused light. From the burning sun should pritenyat flower to avoid leaf burns. It is best to place the basket with a flower on the east or west side of the apartment.
In winter, when the day is short, additional lighting is desirable with special lamps for 2-4 hours. Lack of light slows the growth and maturation of the buds.
Rowley's dacha prefers dry air. Pots can be placed near the heating devices. Spraying the leaves is not recommended, succulent does not require additional hydration.
For Rowley's Gadfly, the soil should be slightly acidic, loose, moderately fertilized. Drainage is required. The substrate must be breathable. This variety prefers loam mixed with river coarse sand. It is better to purchase a ready substrate for cacti and succulents. You can independently prepare a soil mixture:
- Sod land - 2 hours
- Leafy ground - 2 hours
- Coarse sand -1 hour
- Shredded charcoal - 1 hour
Capacity for planting should be wide, small and shallow. Gardeners are advised to use clay pots, without glaze surface, rough.
For young flowers should further fertilize the substrate. The soil mix should be as follows:
- Leaf land - 1h.
- High peat - 1h.
- Humus - 1 hour
- Sand - 1 hour
- Brick chips - 1 hour
Broken bricks can be replaced with perlite.
Fertilize should be 2 times a month during growth.. At rest - in autumn and winter, no additional feeding is required for Rowley's gardener. It is better to use specially purchased liquid mineral fertilizers for cacti or succulents.
What is dangerous plant?
There are a lot of legends and myths about the mortal danger of Rowley the Rogue. Allegedly, it causes cirrhosis of the liver and even provokes the appearance of oncological tumors.
It is important to understand that many plants are poisonous to some degree, many cause allergies, irritation, but still this flower does not pose a serious danger.
Yes indeed, this exotic is toxic, it is impossible to allow the ingress of juice in the eyes or on the skin. This may cause an allergic reaction. In a house where small children grow, it is still worth refusing to breed this flower. Children are very curious, they all want to touch and try, and the leaves are so much like berries.
Observing simple rules for care, maintaining the light and temperature conditions, you can very quickly grow original exotic Pearl threads - Rowley's Rogue.
Does Rowley's Rogue Need Fertilizer?
Periodically, the plant needs feeding, as the soil is a gradual depletion of nutrients. As a fertilizer is best to use ready-made mixtures that are intended specifically for succulents and cacti. In these complex formulations included all the necessary substances for good flower growth.
The main thing to remember is that the fertilizer should be minimum amount of nitrogen compounds. Their succulent tolerates rather poorly.
About once every two weeks during the growing season, the plant must be fed. That is, top dressing should be carried out from early spring to autumn. In winter, it is not necessary to fertilize it even in the case when it is kept in a sufficiently warm room.
It is possible to feed the yogurt with other universal fertilizers, but the main thing is that they contain the minimum amount of nitrogen. Fertilizer is an important part of plant care.
Pruning, replanting and breeding
Rowley's dacha grows at home by about thirty centimeters a year when it is kept at home. This, of course, may seem a lot, so in the spring you can pinch the crown of the shoots. That activates the growth of new twigs and will allow the flower to become more dense and lush.
As for the transplant, then it is not required annually. Usually it is transplanted only when the shoots fill the pot completely. But if he didn’t grow much, then the soil can be renewed approximately four years after planting. If you still need a transplant, that is A few tips that will help not to destroy the plant:
- the pot is better to take more than the previous 5-8 cm,
- the first layer must be laid drainage, which will not allow water to stagnate,
- It is better to use a special soil for a flower for succulents or cacti, but if you cannot get it, you can do it yourself. This will require mixing in equal parts humus and leaf soil, peat, sand and vermiculite,
- transplant the plant should be especially careful not to damage the thin shoots.
In addition, after a few years, the old plant loses its beauty and does not look as attractive as a young one, so it should be updated from time to time. To rejuvenate a flower, several cuttings are taken, which range from five to seven centimeters in length and are pressed to the ground. It should be wet at this time. Better to do it like this to keep the leaves on the surface. The roots of young shoots may appear after a week.
Succulents reproduce rather rapidly. This is usually done in a vegetative way, because any part of the shoot adapts quite well and is able to take root, while seed propagation at home usually fails. Shoots with the use of seeds are possible only when using fresh planting material. But, it should be noted that their freshness lasts only a week.
At home it is best to use two simplest ways to grow a plant. It:
- reproduction by cuttings,
- reproduction by layering.
Best of all succulents take root in the spring and summer periods. The rest of the time they are more capricious and can not always begin to grow.
Description of the species
The Latin name for room culture is Senecio Rowleyanus. It belongs to one of the many species of the Astrov family. Senecio Rowley hails from the highlands of Namibia. The very harsh conditions of this region of South West Africa have taught Rowley the Rogue to survive in extreme conditions.
It is impossible to confuse a flower with other succulents. Its shoots are covered along the entire length of green fleshy balls, like peas. In them, it accumulates moisture in the dry season. “Green pearls” or “pearl thread” - these romantic names also indicate the shape of the unusual leaves of the baptismal. The color of leaves in classic varieties is bright green, and in hybrid varieties it is green with white spots.
The ground book looks very aesthetically pleasing in hanging pots. Basically it is grown as a houseplant. As an option, for the summer it can be planted in open ground. He will cover the plot with a bright green carpet.
The length of the shoots of the groundsel reaches 1 meter. However, we must bear in mind that the leaves and shoots of the plant are very toxic. Poison plants, once in the body, can cause burns of the oral mucosa and liver poisoning. In a house where there are small children and pets, it is better not to grow this indoor flower. Be sure to observe special care when transplanting and forming a flower. When working with this plant, you must protect your eyes with glasses, and wear gloves on your hands.
Growing conditions at home
When growing Rowley's gibber at home, the first thing he needs to do is provide sufficient lighting. The most suitable place for it will be windows facing west or east. Direct sunlight will have a bad effect on its appearance.
In the autumn-winter period, this succulent is not enough natural sunlight, so it needs artificial lighting. Lack of sun can lead to diseases and even death of the groundsel. No other special conditions are needed for Senecio Rowley. In the summer, keeping the air temperature at + 23-26 ° C in the room, it is possible to achieve the most aesthetic look from the spider.
In winter, the plant retires. It can be safely kept on a glazed veranda, where the air temperature will be + 7-8 ° C. Like any succulent, the godson does not like abundant watering. Land in a pot should be slightly damp. Spraying the leaves of the flower is not recommended at all. The dryness of the air in the room and the proximity of heating devices it is not a hindrance.
Watering and feeding
It is necessary to water “pearl threads” very moderately even during the period of active growth, flowering or ripening of seeds. Constant waterlogging will lead to the death of the plant. Irrigation mode depending on the period can be:
- After the beginning of spring and until the end of summer (during the period of active growing season), they are watered every 2–3 days, constantly maintaining moist soil in a pot.
- From the first days of autumn and until the onset of winter, the flower is watered once a week, preparing it for a rest period.
- In winter, the flower can not be watered. Watering is carried out about once a month, if the plant is in a warm room.
For watering Rowley best to use separated and warm water without chlorine. If the water is hard, add a little citric acid to it to soften.
When growing in flower pots, succulent must be fed. To do this, the entire growing season 2 times a month, you need to make complex mineral fertilizers with a low nitrogen content. Very good groundflower responds to fertilizing liquid fertilizer for cacti.
"Green Pearl" is very capricious when transplanting. No matter how hard you try, the round leaves break off from the branches, and the plant loses its decorative effect. The less the godson touch, the better he looks. Only for the formation of a magnificent bush, the top of the godson can be pinched.
A young plant is transplanted every year. After three years, its growth stops. The following transplants are made as needed once every 3-4 years. Here are the basic rules that should be followed when transplanting a gardener, so as not to harm him:
- Take into account 5-8 cm of stock in a new flower pot.
- Drainage must be put on the bottom of the pot.
- The soil mix for succulents and cacti is ideal for transplanting a groundberry. If there is no ready soil, you can mix humus, leaf soil, peat, sand and vermiculite in equal parts.
- When transplanting be careful not to break the long shoots of Senecio Rowley.
A plant that has reached 5-6 years old is better not to replant at all. If the “green pearl” has lost its decorative effect, it is possible to cut a lot of cuttings and rejuvenate the gardener in this way.
A new shrub of the godson will grow very quickly under favorable conditions. Any part of the escape of a plant is capable of releasing roots in moist soil. But it is not so easy to grow a green pearl from seeds. For sowing only freshly harvested seeds are needed. They quickly lose their vitality.
Cuttings and cuttings - the main methods of reproduction of Rowley's gardener. Do it better in the spring or early summer. Here is what you need for vegetative propagation:
- Cut cuttings 4-7 cm long. To do this, choose healthy shoots.
- In the pots with soil planted on several cuttings.
- Every 2-3 days, water them at room temperature.
Description and features
Most species of the groundberry are herbaceous perennials. There are annual species. It grows in the form of small trees, shrubs, dwarf shrubs. The distribution area is very wide - it grows in almost all climatic zones. Some varieties will be able to distinguish only an experienced florist, others - completely different from each other.
Stems are pubescent or bare. The shape of the leaves is varied, depending on the variety. The inflorescence is usually in the form of baskets of different sizes. Sometimes a large inflorescence consists of several small baskets.
As a houseplant, the groundflower is grown as a leafy or flowering plant. Some types are suitable for cutting, making bouquets. There are varieties for planting in open ground.
It is interesting! According to one of the sources in nature there are more than 3,000 species. For cultivation in the apartment adapted more than 10 species. In addition to them, there are hybrid varieties. All are succulents. Look beautiful on their own, suitable for collectibles.
Popular and interesting varieties
The only common feature of the spiders is a high decorative effect. Each variety and variety has its distinct features.
- Common groundseller. Fleshy perennial with upright, slightly branched stem. Leaves lapiciform, elongated, with denticles at the edges. Peduncle rather long, slanted. Inflorescence is a bell-shaped basket. The flowers are yellow, tubular.
- Krestovnik Krupnoyazkovy. A plant with a long creeping stem. Over time, the stem lignifies, branches weakly. Spear-shaped leaves with pointed edges sit on small petioles. Flowers single, interesting. The central part of the spherical, tongues pale yellow.
- Rosel's "Rowley". Evergreen succulent plant. Thin long stems hang beautifully over the edges of a hanging pot. The leaves are small, spherical, with a slight taper. Green colour. Spherical inflorescences-baskets are formed of white flowers. This species is usually grown as an ampelous plant.
- Groundsel flat. Grassy tall plant. Straight, ribbed shoots pubescent. Inflorescences paniculata-ciliary, collected from a large number of flowers. Flowers tubular, bright sunny hue. Abundant flowering.
- Groundsel spring. Pretty tall - up to half a meter. The shoots are simple or branched at the top, usually solitary. A distinctive feature is the cobwebby pubescence of the leaves. The shape of the leaves is wide-linear or oblong.
- Grounds ashen. Evergreen shrub or shrub. Leaves deeply dissected. A characteristic feature is the pubescence of a dense silvery pile. Leaves pull up. Bush small, neat. Mustard-yellow flowers, tubular, collected in large inflorescences.
Tip! When buying carefully inspect the plant. Refuse to buy at the slightest suspicion of illness or the presence of pests. Learn about the origin of the flower. If the flower is imported, then immediately after purchase, transplant it into another soil. In the shipping container and the ground, it will quickly die. After the transplant 3-4 days do not water. For 3 weeks, place in quarantine - isolate it from other colors.
Maintenance conditions and basics of care
The difficulty of growing is medium. In favorable conditions, it grows quickly, it does not cause much trouble. Errors in the care lead to susceptibility to attacks of insects and diseases.
- The choice of location and lighting. You need light, a moderate amount of sun. The optimal place - the eastern and western windowsills. No need to prune.
- Temperature. In the warm season - 22-25 ° C, in winter 13-15 ° C. Lower gradually, starting in the fall. Delivers lower temperatures. Below 7 ° C freezes, starts to hurt.
- Watering. Requires a moderate amount of moisture. After drying, the top layer of soil wait two days and then watered. In the fall, the frequency of irrigation is reduced, and in winter they are minimized. Overflow fraught with rotting the base of the stems and root system.
- Humidity. Normally react to low humidity. Spray and artificially create high humidity is not necessary.
- Feeding. Twice a month with special mineral complexes for succulents. Only in the growth phase - from March to early autumn.
- The soil. Use neutral in acidity, breathable, nourishing soil. Specialized ground mixes for cacti and succulents are suitable. The simplest composition is leafy ground with sand. The ratio of components is 2: 1.
- Transfer. With a normal growth rate, young plants require an annual transplant. Adult krestovniki live without a transplant for 2-3 years.