Green spider - a chlorophytum. What is it attractive by?Despite abundance of colourful modern houseplants, a chlorophytum did not lose popularity among flower growers. In power to grow up the charming plant pleasing with the viability, purifying air of harmful substances not only to the adult flower grower, but also the child.
A chlorophytum - a widespread houseplant. It will decorate and will refresh an interior of any room: kitchens, living room, office, cool room, production room. And not only will decorate, but also will purify air of carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and other harmful substances.
In translation from Latin the chlorophytum means “a green plant“. Perhaps, the violent growth, greens pleasant to an eye gave a reason for such name. And here in America this cheerful plant often call the airplane - possibly, for a way of reproduction by air children. Flower growers sometimes call him a spider - really, the expanded bush reminds a huge green spider.
In nature the chlorophytum grows in tropical and subtropical zones of South America, Asia, Africa, Australia. Likes to settle near reservoirs and on trees in forks of branches. To Europe got only in the 19th century.
The sort Botany Chlorophytum was carried to family Lileynykh earlier, there is no consensus among scientists on this matter now: one carry to family Asparagus, others - to Agavov` family.
Long linear leaves of chlorophytums are collected in radical bunches, flowers small, white are more often. At many types after blossoming on long arcuate tsvetonosa affiliated sockets which easily take roots are formed.
The chlorophytum belongs to photophilous plants, but does not transfer bright beams of the sun. At its southern windows it is necessary pritenyat, the best option - the windows coming to the East and the West. It is possible to contain also at a northern window, but then the plant will lose decorative effect.
The chlorophytum feels better at moderate temperature condition, but will not die also at sharp temperature drops, maintains decrease to 5 - 8 degrees.
Drafts and dry air are harmful to a plant. The chlorophytum likes to take a shower, and here you should not wipe leaves - they fragile and can easily be damaged.
Watering in the veseena - the summer period is required plentiful, from late fall and in the winter - moderate. At a chlorophytum powerful fleshy roots, in them it reserves moisture therefore if several days after drying of the soil not to water a plant, then it will not suffer. During growth it is desirable to feed up fertilizers for decoratively - deciduous plants.
To the soil the chlorophytum is unpretentious, it is possible to make, for example, such soil: three parts of the cespitose earth, two parts sheet and one part of coarse-grained sand. Roots very quickly braid an earth lump therefore annual change is recommended. At good leaving the plant will live more than ten years.
Against wreckers and diseases it is steady, however, at dryness of air sometimes tripsa, a shchitovka, a web tick attack. Prevention - ensuring sufficient humidity of air.
Such types are widespread in room culture: the chlorophytum is crested, a chlorophytum crested orange (flowers orange), a chlorophytum poecilophyllous - white strips along leaves. There are forms with yellow strips.
Grades with magnificent dark-green, large leaves and orange scapes are removed. For preservation of coloring of scapes it is necessary to delete tsvetonosa.
The chlorophytum winged, having widely - oval leaves on long scapes is beautiful. Scapes are painted in pink or is red - orange color. Inflorescences settle down on short tsvetonosa and when ripen, are similar to corncobs. The chlorophytum winged seldom forms sockets therefore the seed way of reproduction for it is the most acceptable. Some types do not form sockets, for example a chlorophytum cape at all.
Chlorophytums perfectly look on shelves, in suspended cache-pots. In summertime they can be placed on balconies, verandahs, to land in an open ground, but to protect from wind as leaves very fragile.
Cats therefore it is necessary to grow up a special cat`s grass for pets like to eat leaves of chlorophytums, otherwise your plants will look slovenly.
According to biopower engineering specialists, chlorophytums successfully fight against negative energy and harmonize life of owners. It is possible to grow up several copies of this remarkable plant not only to the adult flower grower - the fan, but also the child, and then you will be provided with clean air, a fine condition of spirit and object of esthetic pleasure.