2. Bright bedspreads around the modest cobs of anthurium
The most fashionable plant, flaunting bright bedspreads of bracts around the inflorescences is anthurium (Anthurium) This plant has long gone beyond the framework of the classical criteria for selecting indoor plants and is found in almost any list of decorative crops and in terms of endurance, versatility, and decorative details.Antirium (Anthurium).
These Latin American stars, whose flowering traditionally lasts practically without interruptions, are on sale today mainly represented by hybrid varieties of two types - Anthurium Andre (Anthurium andraeanum) and Anthurium Scherzer (Anthurium scherzerianum) The first is very popular due to the unusual curved shape of the cob surrounded by a spectacular massive blanket of white, cream, pink, red or light green colors with possible multi-color combinations. At Scherzer's anthurium, cobs are serpentine, spirally twisted, somewhat reminiscent of mouse tails and are almost always surrounded by bright red covers. Bracts in this plant, like in other anthuriums, are difficult to miss. In modern anthuriums, the shape of the leaves varies from heart-shaped to lanceolate, more or less elongated, with a wavy edge or even surface, small or quite large. Only the saturated color remains unchanged, perfectly emphasizing the brilliant coverlet.
- Height: up to one meter.
- Color palette: Plain, watercolor, spotty combinations of all tones of the spectrum except cold.
Anthuriums are considered easy to grow crops. One of the main advantages of this plant is shade tolerance, the ability to put up with poor lighting. Provided that they are protected from direct sunlight and room temperature, exposure to winter in the cool for 6-7 weeks to stimulate more abundant flowering and increased humidity, the plant will not cause trouble. Watering is reduced in winter, during the active period of growth it is carried out quite abundantly, with soft water, feeding is quite standard.Antirium (Anthurium).
Plants are transplanted only as necessary into acidic, moisture-permeable substrates.
Anthuriums are easily propagated by division.
Cultures that can also show off with spectacular bedspreads around cob inflorescences:
Zantedesia (Zantedeschia) - the same indoor calla, by whose name inflorescences of this type are called. Impeccably white in the base plant or yellow, pink, orange and purple in different varieties and species, as if wrapped around a cob, gracefully bent at the tip of a wing-winglet or calla lilies, are well known to any gardener and gardener. But this plant has wonderful not only inflorescences on powerful peduncles, but also large leaves on long stalks. The glossy surface, very beautiful veins and the bending of leaf plates perfectly harmonizing with inflorescences attract no less than the opportunity to choose varieties with ordinary or speckled leaves. Zantedesia require a long dormant phase for 8 weeks, which traditionally begins after flowering in the summer. Loss of leaves is a small fee for a spectacular new flowering. The plant needs to maintain cold temperatures in October-December to stimulate the flowering arrows, during flowering it can be in normal room conditions. Callas grow equally well in partial shade and in the sun, need plentiful watering during the active phase of development. They are transplanted after completion of the resting phase into a new substrate.
Spathiphyllum (Spathiphyllum) is one of the most beloved abundantly flowering shade-tolerant plants, distinguished by a combination of high decorativeness and endurance. Feminine happiness, as spathiphyllum is often called, forms surprisingly beautiful bushes of large, oval-lanceolate, with embossed veins, glossy leaves on long stalks with a rich dark color, above which elegant inflorescences rise on thin peduncles, surrounded by white or white-green ears. Spathiphyllums look surprisingly harmonious and elegant, with proper care they bloom almost tirelessly. These plants can be grown even in the shade without losing their ability to bloom, they perfectly tolerate dry air and typical room temperatures, they need only regular modest care, requiring only rare top dressing and transplantation if necessary. Spathiphyllum conquers with amazing endurance and unpretentiousness, suitable for both home interior and office.Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) Spathiphyllum
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