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With what liana it is possible to decorate dimly lit walls?

will be In any room walls where the sunlight practically does not get and to hold there houseplants becomes is problematic. And there is a wish to plant trees and shrubs in this town very much and not just usual tradescantia, and something is larger, more grandiose to turn a naked wall into the real jungle.

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In this case will be helped by the Scindapsus (Scindapsus) - a widespread unpretentious houseplant from family aroidny. This liana is from damp rainforests of Asia, average annual temperature makes from 25 to 27 ° there; With, and humidity of air of 80 - 90%. The scindapsus has leathery heart-shaped leaves of green color or speckled by golden patterns, on stalks the set of air backs, always ready to germination is formed at a meeting with a suitable substratum on the way.

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the scindapsus quickly enough Grows, in one year it can give a gain more than 1 m. Over time under favorable conditions for contents its escapes reach the impressive sizes. For branching strengthening the ends of stalks periodically prishchipyvat. It can be grown up as an ampelous plant, fixing stalks on a vertical support. And it is possible to twist several times its elastic escapes on a spiral around a tube with a moss, fixing them hairpins and to make such unusual tree.

the scindapsus gold Most often meets (Scindapsus aureus Engl.) - a liana with yellow spots of irregular shape on brightly - green leaves. At good leaving leaves reach 15 cm in length. It is better to hold it on bright disseminated to light that yellow spots on leaves did not fade.

the Scindapsus painted (Scindapsm pictus Hassk.) differs in the opaque asymmetrical leaves covered with round silvery spots. This type of a scindapsus is less hardy in comparison with others.

of the Condition of keeping. The main advantage of a scindapsus - unique shade tolerance. It is capable to grow in the room depth where poor beams only occasionally get, and even only at artificial lighting. Very well it grows in kitchen with its warm damp air. Does not frighten him and dry air though regular sprayings are very desirable. But it is impossible to place a scindapsus near heating devices or on draft at all. Hot dry air and temperature lower than 10 ° With are pernicious for it.

Optimum conditions for a scindapsus are the bright diffused light, moderate temperature in the winter and plentiful watering from spring to fall. At a lack of light poecilophyllous types lose the exotic coloring and become monophonic green. Plentiful watering in a warm season and moderated in the winter is made only after drying of the top third of the soil in a pot. It is useful not only to spray a plant, but also to wipe leaves from dust, sometimes to wash them with tepid water. It not only will give beautiful appearance to a plant, but also will protect it from shchitovka and other wreckers.

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at once. From spring to fall twice a month a scindapsus feed up solution of mineral fertilizers. In winter time it is possible to feed up once a month, but concentration of fertilizers has to be twice weaker. In cloudy cool weather the scindapsus slows down growth a little and at this time top dressing it is possible to cancel. After each watering it is desirable to loosen the soil.

Landing and reproduction. Mix for landing of a scindapsus is made of peat, the sheet, cespitose earth and sand in the ratio about 2:2:1:1. Instead of sand it is possible to add a little crushed a sphagnum and pine bark because the scindapsus loves the subacidic soil. Or directly to the soil it is useful to add charcoal pieces to a drainage. In the spring the scindapsus is replaced in a bigger pot or to the fresh soil.

In the veseena - the summer period the scindapsus quite easily breeds stem shanks. The shank is cut off with 2 - 3 sheets and put in water before growth of backs. Before it it is possible to take a shank several hours in poorly - pink solution of potassium permanganate for prevention. After growth of strong backs the sapling is planted to the friable nutritious soil and before full rooting keep it in the warm and at the increased humidity of air.

Possible problems

Turn yellow and fall down leaves, the stalk begins to rot - it often occurs from - for remoistening of the soil and the general overcooling, especially in the winter. It is necessary to take a plant from a pot and to examine roots. The decayed roots and stalks cut off, cuts process pounded coal and within 2 days dry. After that plant a plant to the fresh soil on rooting.

Drying of tips of leaves testifies to too dry air in the room or a lack of moisture during active growth. It is regularly necessary to spray boiled water and to adjust the watering mode. From wreckers scindapsuses are struck by kleshchik, plant louses and shchitovka.