Syngonanthus Syngonanthus

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Syngonanthus Syngonanthus
Syngonanthus Syngonanthus
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The eriocaulone family. Homeland - Brazil, Japan, Africa. About 80 species are widespread in nature. Many species in their homeland are rare, endangered plants.

Syngonanthus golden-flowered Syngonanthus chrysanthus is a perennial plant with delicate thin green leaves, lanceolate, about 10-15 cm long, collected in a rosette, on a very short stem. Peduncles are long, light green, about 35 cm long, with delicate pubescence, 20 to 50 of them per rosette. The inflorescence is a miniature basket, about 1 cm in diameter, with golden flowers. Flowers have no aroma, stay on the plant for about one - one and a half months. The flower is beautiful during the flowering period due to the numerous flower arrows. On sale there is a variety 'Mikado'

Syngonanthus care

Temperature: The plant is thermophilic. In summer it prefers 22-26 ° С, in winter it is optimal 16-22 ° С, but not lower than 10 ° С. Syngonanthus does not like cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations after abundant watering.

Lighting: Bright diffused light, you need shading from direct sunlight in spring and summer, but does not like even light partial shade - the place should be very bright. In autumn and winter, artificial lighting or a sunny south window may be needed.

Watering: Abundant in summer, the soil should not dry out completely, but dry well at the top of the soil. In winter, watering is moderate, at least 5 cm deep, the ground should be dry. Only soft filtered and boiled water is used for irrigation, watering from the pallet is possible. When watering overhead, you need to water with a watering can, and make sure that no water gets into the outlet of the leaves.

Fertilizer: From May to September, every 2-3 weeks, fertilize with azalea fertilizer, diluted twice as compared to the recommended dose. The plant is sensitive to an excess of fertilizers, very sensitive to a lack of iron.

Air humidity: The native land of this plant is a swampy area in the tropics of America, therefore, it is preferable that the humidity is around 70-75%. In this regard, syngonanthus is grown in wide glass goblets, large volume or round aquariums. In this case, spraying for the plant is not desirable, because can cause fungal infections and leaf spots, especially if the water is not soft enough.

Transplant: This amazing plant is rarely transplanted, because it takes root trauma very hard. The soil mixture should be acidic, pH 4-5, light and breathable. Therefore, leafy soil or peat is used, with the addition of pieces of bark or chopped fern roots and fine gravel. Store soil for heathers (rhododendrons and azaleas) is suitable. Although native to the swampy regions of Brazil, Syngonanthus, when grown in pots, requires high drainage. Choose a pot with a diameter of 10-12 cm and about 15 cm in height.

Reproduction: Seeds. It is practically impossible at home, European and Western greenhouses selling flowers grow Syngonanthus from seeds in a test tube using the same technology as orchids.

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