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Scindapsus
House Plant | Liliopsida

Scientific name-Scindapsus

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.

Species Description:

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.

Management - is clipped to keep the plant size or to give as a shrub. Trimming shall be effected primavara. Plants are transvazeaza 2-3 years.

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.

Natural partners and Garden - Assign, Caladium bicolor, Caladium picturatum, Colocasia, Dieffenbachia picta, Monstera deliciosa.

References

HTW Tan, See Chung Chin, Hsuan Keng - The Concise Flora of Singapore - Singapore University Press, 1998

Nico Vermeulen - Encyclopedia of House Plants - Routledge, 1999

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