News Item: : Allamanda cathartica
(Category: Decorative flowering)
Posted by gradinar
Sunday 20 July 2008 - 16:12:56

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allamanda_cathartica.jpgAlamandite come from Central America, covering around 15 species of lianas and bushes. Species are cultivated mainly cathartica and violacea, which are created by many hybrids, some of which are aromatic. Most often blooms in bright yellow, but lemon and orange hues, Kakko has red wine and cream hybrids

The leaves are leather, glossy 12.5 centimeters in length, slightly curved at the end. Flowers are waxy, trumpet-shaped and size 5-7 - up to 12 cm for the species and 15 cm hendersonii type "Grandiflora". A. cath. 'FLORE PLENA' with flowers decoration and light scent. The stems are woody and Tryavna be formed in time before they lose their elasticity, which prevents regular podkastryane be exposed and contribute to more abundant blooms.
Spectacular climbing plant is highly poisonous in all its parts.
Alamandata grows quickly and blooms with color in funievidni nasitenozhalto.

Allamanda cathartica "Grandiflora".
Allamanda schottii / neriifolia - more pronounced shrubby habit, and a little more tolerant to low temperatures. Flowers are smaller.
Allamanda violacea - colors are 10 centimeters in diameter, simple or decoration, violet
Alamandata not like the cold. Therefore, in winter it does not grow at temperatures lower than 18 C. Avoid drafts, otherwise there is danger of infection with lice Scale.

During the growth phase from April to November pour with plenty of filtered water each week to be dressed. Constant dew leaves and provide a constant humidity in the room where the pot. In the remaining months of the year alamandata be watered sparingly and not be dressed.

It is set to wrap stand tropical krasivitsa.

Early spring for transplanting use humus soil with a pH level of about 6.
The plant is grows best in full sun-lit window. But it overtaken by the midday sun as they are strong and can be blighted leaves and flowers. Will begin to flourish only under those conditions.
Be propagated by cuttings in foil at room temperature for at least 27 C.
NB!!! As all members of the family Apocynaceae alamandata is toxic. Leaves its place a white juice, which may cause skin irritation, ingestion of the leaves causes vomiting and fever.

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