Synonyms - Epipremnum
Popular names - Ivy Arum.
Scindapsus pictus: satin Poth, Poth silk.
Scindapsus aureus: money plant.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in tropical Oceania and Asia.
Scindapsus pictus - glib plant, originally from Indonesia and the Philippines. Cordiforme leaves, green with white spots, 6-8 cm long, thin stalks, 3-4 cm long, adult leaves oblong-or cordiforme lanceolata, 10-15 cm long, petiole 1.5-2 cm long.
Scindapsus aureus - originally from Solomon Islands. Young leaves are lime ovataf acuminata, 10 cm long, dark green variegata with yellow leaves are cordiforme adult.
Requirements - high atmospheric humidity, bright light but protected from direct rays of the sun, temperature 20 ° C, minimum temperature 8.10 ° C. Scindapsus aureus leaves become green uniform in shady environments. In environments with low humidity, the leaves gain weight at the top.
Scindapsus require an organic substrate, light and well drained, pH = 6-6,5. The substrate is maintained moderately wet to wet summer days at 4-5, and 7-8 days in winter. Turorele muscles for increased vertical specimens should always be moist to promote growth of aerial roots. Cause excessive irrigation appearance of dark spots on the leaf lamina.
The fertilizeaza regularly once a month.
Propagation - multiply by cuttings of 10-15 cm which aibe 2 leaves in March-April. Cuttings require 15-20 days and 20-25 ° C, high relative humidity and peat substrate.
Can multiply and by marcotaj.
Diseases and pests - are attacked by aphids, mites, Botrytis cinerea, Erwinia carotovora, Pyrhium splendens and Rhizoctonia.
If brown spots appear on leaves, then yellow and fall is the result of too low temperatures, air currents or excessive watering.
Leaves that become fully green leaf is due to the lack of light, also if it is held in places too bright leaves become yellow.
Red mite develops in warm and dry environments. Check the bottom of the leaf.
Botrytis cinerea and subsequently cause the appearance of dark spots on the surface appearance of gray leaf plugs. Attacked leaves should be removed, and the land as if it was infested. The indicated treatment plant anticriptogamice products.
HTW Tan, See Chung Chin, Hsuan Keng - The Concise Flora of Singapore - Singapore University Press, 1998
Nico Vermeulen - Encyclopedia of House Plants - Routledge, 1999
Agapanthus species. Cultivation and maintenance
Euphorbia pulcherrima - Poinsetia
Description - shrub, 20-50 cm high. Decidue leaves, oval, 10-15 cm long needle, or pointed. Flowers small, yellow-green, surrounded by bracts 15-20 cm long, red, pink or white.
Tolerances - not tolerate too hot environments, usacte and poorly lit, leaves turn yellow and fall.
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.
Lotus maculatus Breitf.
Herbaceous, with the stem wood, under-shrub pendulum. Strain up to 1.5 m high, glabra, gray-green silky, internoduri 35-45 mm stipele children. Leaves imparipenat, 5 folio; foliole 10-25 x 1 mm, subulate or linear, convex upper and concave lower edges entire, top obtuse-rounded, surface moderately pubescent.
Juicy species, perennial, native to Madagascar, was introduced in Europe in 1920. The species is named after Robert Blossfeld. Undergrowth of 40 cm height. Leaves simple, opposite, succulent, elliptic to ovata, the strains are from the top of Blong-lanceolata, 2-10 cm long, red margin, crenate, glabra.
Narcissus poeticus L.
Bulb ovoid, 3-4 x 1.5-2 cm, brown tunic. 4 basal leaves, limb 20-40 x 0,6-1,2 cm, green glauca; nervatiune parallel. Flower stalk 30-45 cm. Flower solitary, fragrant, perianth 5.7 cm wide; periantului tube 2-3 cm; tepale overlapping, reflection, white, ovat-orbiculare, 1.5-2.5 x 1.5-2 cm, top mucronata
Areca catechu L.
Popular names - English: Areca, Areca-nut, betel nut palm, French: cachou falling within subheading, Arequier, German: Betelnusspalme, Guam: pugua, India: Pan, Spanish: catechou hand, Yap: bu.
Areca catechu - originating in eastern Africa, southern Asia and the Pacific Islands. Grows in tropical climates at altitudes from 0 to 900 m.
Sternbergia lutea - geofita bulbs, grow at the edge of deciduous forests, from 0 to 1200 m altitude.