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Bonsai of Araucaria heterophylla
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ARAUCARIA heterophylla is originally from Norfolk Island, Australia. Dioecious tree, 25 meters high. Crown symmetrical, conical, branches located in verticil. Leaves evergreen, in verticil, piled, covering the stem. Male cones 3,5-7 cm long, oblong, female cones 10-13 cm long, ovoid.

Propagation by seeds, the seeds are matureaza in April-May, in greenhouses warm. Keep the soil moist, plants will be prepared for transplantation after two years.

Propagation by cuttings from seedlings apical side, are planted in sand under glass is cold then hot stove.

It supports exhibitions with direct sunlight and air currents. In winter, the temperature should not fall below 17 ° C.

The vessel that can be flat or slightly deeper, enameled. The transvazeaza to two years, spring. Cut ½ of the roots. Substrate according to & ndash, ¼ land garden mranita ¼, ¼ sand from the river, ¼ forest land.

Branches yellow to remove them, spray the leaves with water to remove dust.

In early spring it restructures as bonsai, cutting is executed with care. Linking can be done all year, but avoid during budding.

The wet regularly, but let the soil dry thoroughly between watering. Leaf wetness is made every day.

Spring and autumn manages organic fertilizer with slow absorption.

Can be attacked by spiders red and yellow, and Buburuze.

If leaves are yellow at the edges and near the rib are phenomena of green-sickness. It fertilizeaza nitrogen, iron, magnesium and zinc. Avoid excessive calcium, sodium, and cold water.

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