News Item: : Acalypha
(Category: Decorative flowering)
Posted by gradinar
Saturday 19 July 2008 - 13:17:42

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Home of these plants are the tropics and subtropics. Known are many types and varieties. Some are grown as indoor plants because of its high decorative foliage, and others - because of its original colors.
Most - are popular akalifa hispida (Acalypha hispida) and akalifa vilkeziana (Acalypha wilkesiana).
Akalifa hispida (Acalypha hispida) is very efficient, like cat tails clusters with up to half a meter. The colors are mostly red, but there are also white. Clusters out of the leaves and breasts are sagging. In natural conditions (New Guinea) plant reaches a height of 3 meters, but the room is quite compact.
Akalifa vilkeziana (Acalypha wilkesiana) is one of the most effective leaf-ornamental plants. Its natural color is bronze-red, but there are varieties with various colors and shapes of leaves. Clusters are characteristic shape, but the flowers are nondescript.

Home grows most - well in loose, sandy soil. He needs lots of light but not direct. Must be regularly pulverize. Be watered thoroughly but not in winter.
The optimum temperature in summer is 20 - 25 degrees and in winter - 17 - 18.
Grown outside, needs rich, moist soil and sun or polusyanka.
In the space requires high humidity. If not provided, the leaves begin to dry.
All bushes are akalifi tree trunk. They grow rapidly, but their indoor wintering conditions is quite difficult as they require very high air humidity. Dry air and the leaves fall off the plant suffered from fitoakari.
Even if successfully wintered with time Akalifata lose their lower leaves and become unattractive. It is therefore recommended to update every year or cuttings in 1-2 years.
In early spring and / or end of summer is good to okastri half. Dead flowers should be removed after their overblown. Each spring must transplant, unless they update it from cuttings.
Akalifata very warm temperatures. Light must be bright, but indirect. The air humidity is of paramount importance. Secure it by regular ground, placing the plant near other moisture-loving species, placing the pot on the mat with wet pebbles.

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