Codium “Peter”

Many connoisseurs of beautiful and unusual domestic flowers grow Codium “Peter”. This is a long-term culture with high decorative qualities. Caring for her has many nuances, but multicolored leaves, pleasing eyes, stand through the effort of flowerflowers.

Codium "Peter"

Description

Codiona Variagatum “Peter” – one of the varieties of the numerous family of Rochetia. In the people, it is often called “Croton Peter”. It is worth noting that the Croton and Codiona is not the same. The first view includes more than a thousand varieties, and the second is less than 20. Both species are tropical. And although the Croton does not imply homemade cultivation, because of the external similarity, many consider it a codionem.

All representatives of the kind of codium – rather large plants. They reach the greatest height, developing in oranges with organized heating. There are data from Flora representatives to 4 meters. As for the Croton Peter, at home, it is usually limited to a meter height. There are very small copies, constituting only 60-70 cm.

Codium "Peter"

Codium "Peter"

Stems plants flexible and elastic. Numerous leaves covering culture rather large. They have an oval shape with pointed ends. Coloring varies from saturated green to dark burgundy. A special decorativeness of the foliage gives a yellow framing and spectacular pattern of the same color.

Flowers do not have aesthetic value. They differ in a small size and inexpressible appearance.

Experts recommend to cut down young bluers so that they do not deplete culture.

Codium "Peter"

Codium "Peter"

Lighting

To grow flower outside the natural habitat, you need to create a special microclimate for it. Codion native of the tropics. So he needs good lighting. Light needed culture even during rest. Of course, it is better to dispel straight rays of the sun using light curtains. Optimal to accommodate pots with such colors are places, the windows of which come to the West or East.

The plant is considered rather large, so it is not always possible to put it on the windowsill. A good solution will simply put a container with a flower next to the window (at a meter distance). In the warm season of natural lighting it will be enough. Winter codion can be highlighted with special lamps.

If you put a plant in the shadow, it can affect its condition. First of all, the appearance will suffer – the leaves will lose the original color and completely green.

It is worth considering that the choice of the right place is not all. It is necessary to regularly wipe the glass from dust, because it prevents the penetration of sunlight. The same should be done with the leaves.

Codium "Peter"

Codium "Peter"

Temperature

Culture is very sensitive to air temperature, which should not exceed +18 degrees in the winter and +20.21 degrees in the summer. At the same time, the constancy of the temperature indicator is desirable.

Drafts plant does not endure. With frequent ventilation, it simply resets the foliage. If the leaves are twisted and darken, it means that the green “pet” is cold.

In this case, a container with a flower closer to the battery should be transferred.

Codium "Peter"

Codium "Peter"

Humidity

Air humidity should be high. In the warm period there is an active growth in culture. This time you need to regularly spray foliage with clean warm water. Winter for the plant is a rest period. The heating devices drain the air in the rooms, which entails the need for its frequent moisture. However, before each spraying, the soil in the pot should be covered with polyethylene.

Other methods of increasing humidity to the optimal level (60%) are possible. This is wiping leaves, light shower. Pot with a plant can be placed on the pallet with wet pebbles. Nearby you can put a water container.

A good solution will be the acquisition of a special device regulating the condition of the air.

Codium "Peter"

The soil

Soil must be rich in nutrients. We can use the addition of peat. Complex fertilizers intended for indoor plants will also contribute to a good cultural growth.

Codium "Peter"

Codium "Peter"

Watering

In the spring season, the plant requires regular and abundant irrigation. In winter, the frequency of procedures reduce. However, the soil should not sleep completely. Otherwise the flower will die. In this case, excess water for the plant is also dangerous. This can lead to reinforcement of the root system.

Support the balance is not easy. Therefore, great importance should be given to the presence of high-quality drainage. It will not allow moisture to be.

Cold and rigid water for watering will not fit. The use of such a fluid can lead to a relief of foliage and deterioration of the general state of the plant. Desirable to assemble water at room temperature.

But good drinking or filtered liquid will also fit.

Codium "Peter"

Fertilizers

In the warm months, feeding makes every 2-3 weeks. This is done after watering the plant or simultaneously with it. In the winter period, additional culture is reduced. Enough 1 time per month.

Experts recommend using organic fertilizers and mineral compositions alternately. However, it is not worth “relocating”. Excess nitrogen leads to the loss of unique motley color of foliage.

Codium "Peter"

Trimming

This procedure allows you to form aesthetic bush with a neat crown. Protecting in spring. If the flower is young, you only need to pinch the top. It will contribute to branching. The crown of the mature plant form, cutting off shoots and removing extra branches. To prevent the appearance of fungal diseases, sections of sections are treated with chopped coal.

Separated parts can be used in reproduction of culture by shifting.

Codium "Peter"

Transfer

The young plant needs to be moved to a new capacity every year. It should be more former about 3 cm. Flower get together with an earthen room and carefully move to a new pot, trying not to damage the roots.

Adult plants relocate so often. The procedure is carried out in 2-3 years. The exceptions are cases of too rapid culture.

If the roots do not have enough space in the pot, because of which they become visible, the flower is worth moving to a more spacious capacity before the scheduled period.

Codium "Peter"

Codium "Peter"

Reproduction

Codiona can be multiplied by several ways. You can use seeds, leaves, as well as cuttings.

The last method is carried out in this way:

  • A sharp tool is separated by a weird stalk (its length should be approximately 15 cm);
  • lower planting material in warm water with coal (it allows you to remove milky juice);
  • After that, the cuttings are dried naturally;
  • The planting material is placed in a wet soil consisting of peat, moss and sand;
  • cover the landing with a film, creating a greenhouse effect;
  • Every day, young plants ventilate, moisturize the soil in a timely manner.

The reproduction of seeds and leaves occurs in a similar scheme. When roots appear, seedlings are moved to individual containers for further development.

Codium "Peter"

Codium "Peter"

Codium "Peter"

Pests and diseases

Codium “Peter” – a plant, not too affected diseases. The main thing is to pay attention to the flower and comply with all the rules of cultivation. If still a plant looks not very good, external signs will be able to point out the flower on his mistakes:

  • If the ends of the leaves become brown, it means that the flower lacks moisture in the air or in the ground;
  • If all the foliage has become brown, it means that the plant is frozen;
  • If culture has a faded and weak view, So she lacks light.

Codium "Peter"

Codium "Peter"

As for pests, the poisonous juice of culture is not to taste, although sometimes they still attack the plant. The main threats are the shield and web tick. When discovering parasites, emergency measures should be taken. In such cases, fungicides help. People’s method of struggle – processing of flower with soap solution. Of course, it is better to warn the problem. To do this, it is necessary to periodically carefully examine the plant. If insects eliminate insects in a timely manner, they will not be able to hurt a big harm flower.

In conclusion, add a warning for novice flowerflowers. As already mentioned, the plant is considered to be poisonous, it is dangerous not only for insects, but also for people. Its juice may cause poisoning and damage to the skin. Therefore, caring for an exotic flower, it is important not to forget about caution.

Codium "Peter"

Codium "Peter"

Codion Care Tips See in the following video

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