Aeschinantus Aeschynantus

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Aeschinantus Aeschynantus
Aeschinantus Aeschynantus
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The Gesnerian family. Homeland - South and Southeast Asia, islands of the Malay Archipelago. About 80 species are widespread in nature. These are mostly epiphytic or semi-epiphytic herbaceous plants with lodging stems.

Aeschinantus beautiful Aeschynantus speciosus - has long shoots with elongated sessile leaves about 10 cm long and 4 cm wide. Leaves glabrous, slightly toothed along the edge. Flowers are collected at the ends of the shoots. The flowers themselves are not large, two-lipped, with a curved tube and a bright orange limb, the calyx is yellow-green.

Aeschynantus reverse conical Aeschynantus obconica - has long shoots with oblong-elliptical sessile leaves about 8 cm long and 5-6 cm wide Leaves are young, slightly pubescent, then glabrous over time. Flowers are collected in 5-6 pieces on peduncles. Flowers with pubescent burgundy calyx and pubescent curved red corolla.

Aeschinantus beautiful Aeschynantus pulcher - with long shoots with oblong sessile leaves about 5-6 cm long and 3-4 cm wide. Leaves are glabrous, green, reddish along the edge. Flowers are collected on peduncles. The calyx is yellow-green at the base, reddish above, naked, the corolla is bright red, pink inside, very long.


Aeschinanthus care

Temperature: Normal in summer, optimal for growth around 20-25 ° C. Eschinanthus has a short dormant period, which falls on the winter months of November - January, this is due to a natural decrease in illumination, while it is desirable to lower the temperature to 16-18 ° C, at least 12 ° C for it. At this temperature, watering is seriously reduced.

Lighting: Requires bright, diffused light, shaded from direct sunlight during the hottest hours from March to August. Aeschinanthus will grow well on east or southeast windows, in hanging baskets.

Watering: In summer, watering is abundant, with drying of the upper part of the soil. In autumn or on cold days in spring and summer, watering less often, be sure to let the soil dry out, but do not allow prolonged drying! Eschinanthus also hates it when the soil dries out for a long time. After watering abundantly, loosen the soil in the pot.

Fertilizers: A month after transplanting, during the period of active growth, feed with complex fertilizer for flowering plants. Top dressing is carried out every 2 weeks, until the end of flowering. During the dormant period, when there is no growth or shoots grow very slowly (from October to February), feeding is not necessary. When choosing a fertilizer, pay attention to the ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK) in equal proportions.

Air humidity: Aeschinantus requires high air humidity, so the plant is sprayed 1-2 times a day with soft warm water if the hygrometer reading is below 50%.

Transfer: For growing eschinanthus, weakly acidic soil and hanging pots are used. Transplanted annually in the spring. Soil: a mixture of leaf (2 parts), coniferous (1 part), chopped pine bark (1 part), vermiculite or perlite (1 part). If the surface of the soil is covered with a salt coating (white-red grains), you need to remove about 1.5-2 cm of soil and add it fresh.

Reproduction: Apical cuttings, which root better with lower heating using phytohormones. In early spring, in March-April, Aeschinanthus cuttings root perfectly in water in a warm room in a bright place.

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