To say that sinningia is a very popular houseplant, is possible only with very big stretch. Care sinningia is a very capricious plant. Such representatives of the family gesneriaceae as violet, gloxinia, achimenes, columnea, Kohler, streptocarpus, not much different to care for, but sinningia, perhaps the most demanding flower.
Growers give their all in the care of this plant: and fertilize, care the best, dances with tambourines suit around him, and bloom doesn’t want! In fact, to determine that he does not like, is very difficult. But with patience and good correct care, the patient gardeners it is sure to bloom!
1 Care and growing sinningia 1.1 Temperature 1.2 content of sinningia Lighting for plants Watering flower 1.3 1.4 Humidity indoor 1.5 Fertilization of sinningia 1.6 Crop of the flower and rejuvenation 1.7 1.8 Propagation of sinningia Diseases and pests
Care and growing sinningia
The temperature of the contents of sinningia
A strong drop in temperature and drafts can destroy the plant. Be careful! Like all tropical plants, this flower loves the heat. For him, a comfortable temperature is slightly higher, which are used by other plants. Its temperature is +20-25 degrees Celsius. The biggest secret of flowering, is its content in winter. Many other plants, it needs low temperature. At low temperature a high probability of early tie the buds, which already can appear in early spring.
Lighting for plants
Sinningia quite a photophilous plant. This is another little secret. Some growers make a very big mistake! The fact that the flower can grow as a basket plant, so it is often put in hanging pots, on different shelves and podstavochki, without worrying about the lighting.
As practice shows, these places are not always lit. Of course, both deciduous ornamental plant, it will look very nice, but the likelihood of flowers decreases. So try to provide maximum sinningia adequate lighting. Protect the plant from direct sun rays.
Sinningia has a special water requirements. It should not contain a lot of calcium. If your city hard water, it should be mitigated. Although flower and dank, but the water it is necessary moderately. Due to the excess moisture in the soil, the flower may appear yellow spots on the leaves, and later they can and do fall off. Pour it as dry topsoil. Beregites overdrying of the soil, otherwise the plant may die. As with the overflow of plants and drying of sinningia, the leaves turn yellow and fall off.
The humidity in the room
The leaves of sinningia can accumulate moisture, this plant could be attributed to the succulents. He can tolerate low humidity. This houseplant can do without spraying. But, treat it by spraying, after all, possible. In order to have a wonderful luxurious plant in the spring and hot days in the summer, be sure to conduct spraying of sinningia at least once a day.
Fertilization of sinningia
To feed it the best complex fertilizers for flowering plants. It’s better to do a small half doses. Feeding should be carried out from April to September, twice a month. Sinningia can grow in any nutritive substrate, with the addition of rippers, such as perlite, fine expanded clay, vermiculite.
It is better to make such land for a flower: two parts of leaf soil, one part sphagnum moss, two parts peat, one part sand. Don’t forget good drainage! This part of the earth will be fine to pass air. The addition of sphagnum moss will provide the plant water absorption and will not allow the roots of the flower the appearance of rot. To do a transfer as possible before flowering and after.
Pruning of flower and rejuvenation
Almost sinningia – shrub. It means that the plant has a beautiful appearance and decorativeness, it needs regular pruning. Crop it should be immediately after flowering. Pridobivanje and sanitary pruning can be carried out during the whole vegetation period. Unfortunately, to preserve the beauty and decorativeness of this flower can not last long. When the plant reaches the age of five, the flowers lose their beauty due to long and strong shoots Baring the bottom. So, after five years, the plant should be replaced by young.
Propagation of sinningia
Propagated by cuttings. You need to take the top 8-10 inch cuttings with 5-6 nodes. The lower leaves need to be removed. Put in water to root entangling. Still possible to plant the cuttings in a moist mixture of sand and peat. If you handle «Carnevino» to make minimalise and bottom heat, then of course, the cutting will root quickly. You can still cover with plastic bag. Within two to three weeks the cuttings rooted.
Diseases and pests
With good and proper care of this potted plant, it is sufficiently resistant to different pests. The most common problem is falling off and yellowing of leaves. It is because the plant is watered excessively, or Vice versa, the earth dry. Even the leaves can turn yellow from very low temperatures, drafts or lack of light. In case of insufficient moisture, dampness and drafts the plant may become infected with Botrytis.
Sinningia can be damaged by such pests as thrips, mealybugs and aphids. Good prevention and care for a plant will not let these parasites ruin the plant