Popular names: English - Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar Dragon-Tree, Hawaii - money tree.
Dracaena marginata Lemarck is an evergreen species native to Madagascar, was imported into Europe in the XVII century. Bush by 6 m high, formed more vertical stems. Leaves arranged spiral, simple, Sesia, entire, linear, evergreen, green with reddish margins, 15-45 x 0,7-3 cm; nervatiuni parallel. Flowers arranged in panicule with bractei lanceolata on the basis of each branch; Corola gamopetala, tubular, 1,3-1,8 cm long, white. Fruit Baca, yellow-orange, globe.
Growth rate - slowly.
Exhibitions prefer sunny, but not direct sun or in semi-shade. During spring-summer be watered profusely, taking care that the leaves be sprayed every day. Winter watering is reduced. Indicated it was wet in the saucer under the pot, because notwithstand waterlogged soil. The most appropriate is to get wet only when the soil is dry surface.
Minimum temperature should not fall below 10-12 ° C. The ideal temperature is between 18 and 24 ° C.
Adapters is 2-3 years, sfarzitul spring or summer. Ideal substrate consists of peat and pumice stone to greater drainage. The vessel must be only a larger number than the last.
Fertilizeaza with liquid fertilizer is based on iron. During spring-summer fertilizeaza twice a month. Newly transplanted plants not fertilizeaza.
The plant is positioned near the radiator or other heat source, and close air currents.
Deficiency or excess light or water can cause the fall leaves and mold.
Dracaena marginata is not clipped, to remove only the dried leaves, cut with a knife disinfected tissue to prevent infection.
Propagation by cuttings or seeds. Cuttings are taken from plan mother of lateral branches, to be 10 cm long, clean the leaves. The base is treated with hormones rizogeni seedlings and planting in the substrate based on peat and sand. The vessel is covered with a transparent plastic bag. The vessel is placed in full light, at a temperature of 20-25 ° C. Substrate to keep moist. After leaf emergence means that the new plant has roots and can remove the plastic bag.
Dracena suffering from mold to the parcel, which attacks the trunk of weakening it.
Is sensitive to red Tropilaelaps attack, which produces yellowing leaves.
Cultivation and Varieties: 'Colorama', 'Tricolor'.
Neil G. Odenwald. James R. Turner - Identification, Selection, and Use of Sothrn Plants - Claitor's Law Books and Publishing, 2006
Nico Vermuelen - Encyclopedia of House Plants - Routledge, 1999
W. Arthur Whistler - Tropical Ornamentals - Timber Press, 2000
Mammillaria tlalocii 'caespitosa' - cactus global branch at the base. Tulpuna spherical, time becomes columnara, 20 x 7 cm. 16-22 thorns radial, 1-2 mm long. 2.4 spin central, 6-10 mm long, dark brown. Flower pink-carmine, 12-14 x 8-10 mm.
Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
Shrub or small tree, growing 1-15 m tall. Leaves glossy, evergreen, opposite, coriacee, oval or elliptical, dark green, 7-10 cm long. Large solitary flowers, double or semiduble, white, 5.12 cm diameter. Bloom from May to September.
Sinningia speciosa Nees - Gloxinia
Environmental problems of herbal apartment
Plants suffering physiological changes to adapt to climate change.
This is the time when plants suffer transported inside a time of stress. This exchange of environmental condition than growth, flowering, fruit production and in worst cases, can cause plant wilting.
Bush or undergrowth, 30-60 cm. Leaves petiolate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 25-30 x 7-10 cm, spiny-toothed, crenate or sinuous lobate, grooved records and white ribs. Blossom terminal or axillary, pyramidal spike. Flowers Sesi, yellow bractei large to ovata lanceolata. Calyx 8-10 mm. Corola yellow, 3.8-5 cm, corolla tube 3-3.5 cm, upper petal is erect, about 8 mm, biloba, lower petal is tri-lobate
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Cyphomandra betacea - small tree, native of Peru and Chile, in tropical forests, at 700-2000 m altitude. It is grown in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and New Zealand for its edible fruit, or ornamental tree. Fruits can be eaten cooked or raw in salads and desserts. It is shown that the seeds and skin to be removed. Fruits contain protein, vitamin C and E, vitamin A.
Ailanthus altissima - cenuser, false castor
Ailanthus altissima - tree quickly ascending, with large pinnate leaves and terminal flower bouquets green-white.
Evergreen tree, 15-20 m high. Leaves simple, alternate, coriacee, limb oval edge gear, 2.5-5 cm long, short stalks. Flowers arranged in dense corymb, hermaphrodite, pentamere, white, 1.5 cm in diameter, calyx of 5 SEPA. Fruit capsule, containing 10-20 seeds.
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Hedychium coronarium - white ginger
Herbaceous perennial, 1-1.5 m inaltme, fleshy rhizome. Leaves alternate, decidue, language sessile 28-40 x 4.7 cm, narrow elliptic, apex long-acuminata, the acute glabra on top, the furry bottom steps. Flowering 4.10 x 3.6 cm. Bractei persistent ovat-triangulation, green, 4-7 x 2-4 cm, margins membranous.
Herbaceous perennial. Rhizome long, soft, or short and nodosa. Stem 1 m tall, sterile stems short. Leaves alternate, short stalks, lamina linear - ovata, margins entire, nervatiune parallel. Blossom terminal umbela-loose.
Herbaceous perennial, rustic. Rhizome with roots beam. Nastriforme leaves, gathered in bouquets. Raceme blossom or panic, small bracts, perianth campanulata, tepale united at the base, ovata, yellow or orange, 6 stamens attached to corolla tube, ovary inferior. Fruit capsule dehiscence.