Echmea Striped: description, care and reproduction

Passionate indoor plants lovers are quite difficult to surprise anything when choosing vegetation for home. But still there is one win-win version – echoma striped (fascian). And its variety – Echmea “Example”.

Plant Description

Aechmea is literally translated from the Greek as “Peak Tip”. The appearance of the plant fully complies with its name.

This representative of Bromelievis is not the only one in this family, there are more than 180 species. The main place of their deployment is South and Central America. Favorite habitat Plants – trunks of dilapidated trees, dried big branches, dried stumps. Often you can meet Ehmyu on a rocky and stony territory.

In the arsenal of the family of bromels, there are quite a lot of beautiful blooming representatives. Echmea – one of the most notable and original species.

For cultivation in the house, Echomethi striped and its variety – Echmea “Example”. Gourmet Flowers like this plant for decorative leaves and for the exotic appearance of the flower itself.

For the contemplation of beauty during flowering, For Ehmeey, I want to care for it. Although it blooms only once in life. For daily admiration and admissions, these colors cannot be neglected by elementary rules of care.

Home care

Light

Choosing a residence for Echmea, it is advisable to stay on the windowsill, the window of which comes to the West or East. The plant feels comfortable both in a well-lit place and in the shade. The main condition is to protect Echmeu from straight hot sunlight.

OA variant in the warm season – settle the flower on fresh air: balcony, porch or plot in front of the house. Only you need to be careful with the first long finding, it is necessary to control the flower behavior. And the most correct to teach to street conditions gradually, otherwise the scorching sun will leave his mark on the foliage.

The same rule is desirable to adhere to if the weather is intolery, a cloudy atmosphere can also negatively affect. Only not from the heat, and from moisture flower can get married.

Temperature

Given the birth and residence in the tropics, Echmea – the plant is thermal-loving and not afraid of the drops at the temperature. Comfortable home atmosphere is quite favorable for it. The only necessary condition is to provide a regular influx of fresh air. Permanent ventilation make it possible to fully grow and feel satisfactory. If you follow the set recommendations on the temperature range, then the perfect indicator – + 20-27 ° on the Celsius scale.

Winter for Echmea is a time to sleep. During this period, it is desirable to choose the place of a cooler.

Features of watering

The principle of food with water in the family of bromelian single. In the period of spring and autumn, watering should be rich. First of all, it is necessary to provide water outlet, and after pouring the soil itself. Although it is believed that Roots are a secondary feed, allow the earth to be dry, it is impossible. Closer to the cold, it is necessary to reduce the amount of water and serve it directly in the roots. And if there is no sharp necessity, it is enough just to sprinkle the leaves.

Water used when watering, special attention should be paid. It is impossible to be rigid and ice. It is necessary to make it a little warmer room temperature. And it is desirable that she was distinguished.

It is important to remember one nuance. After Echmea is flashing, pouring water into the outlet is strictly prohibited, since abundant irrigation can provoke the death of the flower.

It is advisable not to drive the plant into the frame with insufficient humidity. Therefore, at the time of the heating season, it is recommended to artificially create conditions: spray the plant leaves from a spray with a sprayer with a spray gun or, as an option, put a pot on the pallet filled with moistened pebbles.

Fertilizer

The perfect option for feeding is a mixture for the Bromelian family.The special composition of this fertilizer contains all the necessary elements. It is advisable to use the mineral complex in liquid form. His Echmea perceives best. If there is no possibility to purchase it, then You can take a standard option, only its composition in solution should be reduced by 2 times. In the spring and autumn, the procedure must be performed 1 time in 2-3 weeks. Fall to cut up to 1 time per month. In winter and at all 1 time in 6-7 weeks.

Reproduction

Echmea multiplies in two ways:

  • seeds;
  • “Kids”.

Seed option – irrelevant and not always effective. In addition, the process of growing Echmea from seeds is very long and complex. And there is probability that grown seedlings will not retain the varietal signs. But if still the choice is made precisely in favor of this method, then you need to get acquainted with the sequence of actions.

The container in which it is decided to grow seeds, you need to fill the peat and the roots of the fern. Plant seeds and place the container in a warm dark place. Periodically visit with watering and ventilating. How to go 3 months, seedlings need to be signed in a substrate in which there will be soil and leaves. After 12 months, seedlings transplanted into the substrate, designed for adult plants.

During the year and in subsequent time, it is necessary to comply with the recommended rules of care.

The method of breeding “kids”. In the first weeks of spring, it is separated from the main plant sheet, which in appearance as much as possible to independently. Sent a process in a separate pot, where he will slow down the roots. To prevent rotted on site, it is necessary to sprinkle it with activated carbon powder.

Each Spring Echmea needs a transplant. The root system is underdeveloped, so the pot must be wide, but not deep. On the bottom of the pot put stones, t. To. The plant does not like when in the soil is excessive moisture. The basis of drainage pour the soil equipped with fertilizer. Gently collect leaves in a bundle and without damage to pull the echo from the old tank. Put the flower in a cooked pot and pour out the second part of the earth. Transfer the flower to an intact place and water only after 2-3 days.

Bloom

From May to October – this is the time of flowering Echmea. It blooms only once in his life, but after it leaves a replacement – “baby”, which later transplanted into an individual pot. Immediately do this. “Baby” should grow at least up to half of the overall growth of his mother. And as soon as the process becomes full and will be ready for independent life, only then can you transplant it in a separate pot.

After the plant has fallen, It is mandatory to remove the tidy part and continue care, as before, observing the basic requirements. Otherwise, this dried residue may incur drying, and then the death of the entire flower in general.

There is one proven way to stimulate flowering. To do this, in the plastic bag you need to put 2-3 ripe apples, put a pot in it. Tie tight and leave for 1-2 weeks. After 4 months you can observe blossom.

The plant, which was raised by a seed way, will bloom only after 4 years. Echmea, multiplied by “kids”, will give their fruits after the expiry of two or three years. Echmea flowering duration – a few months. The main flowers are rapidly faster than the bract. When watering, it is impossible to fall on it with water so as not to reduce the time of its flowering. And after the bracter will flash, it needs to be cut off with scissors under the root. And be sure to remove water from the outlet, otherwise the process of rotting will begin.

It happens so that the deadlines approached, and there is no colors. There are a lot of reasons:

  • The temperature was lower below;
  • abundance or, on the contrary, lack of watering;
  • lack of fresh air;
  • Too big dishes – Echmea spent his strength on food and the growth of the roots, and there were no left for flowering;
  • Weak lighting.

External signs that cannot be ignored

Leaves acquire a brown shade. It means that the plant is overflowing with water. It is necessary to release the rosette from the liquid and suspend watering. Such is the reaction of the leaves on the cold temperature. Need to check if the flower is not in a cold place. If the leaves have become soft, then watering is not enough, and you need to strengthen it. If dry tips appeared on the leaves, the plant speaks of too dry air.

Incorrect care will not only aggravate the appearance, but can help in the appearance of pests. The plant weakens and opens a favorable environment for Tly and root worm, fungal and viral diseases.

Regular inspection will help get rid of infection at an early stage. Eradicate the pest with a special profile solution.

Echmea striped contains poison in their leaves. It can provoke irritation on the skin of the hands. If you get into my eyes, burning. In order to avoid these troubles, when replant and care, you need to use rubber gloves. And after the end of the work – consistency to wash hands with soap.

Echmea – a diamond among many indoor plants. It looks gracefully in a single copy against the interior background. But in one row with their associates, it is simply impossible not to notice her beauty. Her gift – bloom for a long time, this is a find for lovers of beautiful.

People attracts exotic. Something unusual, not like everyone, attracts flowerflowers. Echmea Striped is an opportunity to enjoy flowering a long period, while spending the minimum forces to maintain the beauty of this royal plant.

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