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Every living thing, be it a plant or a pet, has an invisible connection with the inhabitants. Therefore, some of the flowers are not recommended to keep in residential areas. Many of the residents of the windowsills have healing properties. Abutilon room is designed to carry peace and tranquility in the home. Contemplation of beautiful leaves and large flowers relieves stress. Where room maple grows, conflicts arise less often.
Characteristics of domestic maple
Has no relation to the maple tree. For the leaves, similar in shape, he was nicknamed maple. In fact, he is from the Malvaceae, the closest relative for him is Stockrose, known to all. Coming from tropical countries, he is picky about ambient temperature and light.
They love the plant for its long and abundant flowering. Even in adverse conditions, indoor maple blooms, but less. Normal flowering from April to November can turn into a year-round when creating favorable conditions.
The plant responds well to the dacha or balcony content in the warm season. At the same time, the stems are strengthened, the leaves become coarser, and it is less populated by pests. One of the most important conditions for decorative abutilona room is the formation of a bush by a strong pruning.
Agronomy room maple
The plant loves diffused light, like under the canopy of trees, but direct sunlight does not exceed 2 hours per day. It should not be scorching midday light.
For planting need fertile light soil. It can be composed of equal parts: peat
- leaf humus;
- turf land;
- sand and vermiculite.
Add crushed coal to the soil. You can take the finished land for seedlings of garden crops, but add pearlite, sand, vermiculite and charcoal. Drainage arrange claydite, pebbles or shredded pine bark. The pot must match the size of the root system.
The air temperature in summer is up to 25, the limit in winter is 15, but it’s dangerous to keep it at such a temperature for a long time, roots will rot. Humidity of 60% is quite sufficient, but the plant creates around itself the necessary microclimate independently, without spraying. Watering indoor abutilona should be systematic. A clod of land is always kept wet, without stagnant water.
It should be noted that watering is performed with soft water without residual chlorine, sometimes it is desirable to acidify it in order to keep the soil pH below 7 units. Fertilizers are applied twice a month after heavy irrigation, only during the growing season. In winter, if the plant is retired, only a clod of earth should be monitored, which should be moderately wet.
The plant loves the shower, wiping the leaves with a wet napkin. Does not react to spraying in any way, in the summer it can get burned due to water droplets focused on the leaves.
Does not like a plant of frequent transplants and drafts. Abutilon room to the change of residence. At the same time, he gratefully takes the right care and pleases with his rapid growth and flowering.
Possible care problems
A beautiful flower attracts the eyes of others. Only an experienced grower can notice the first elusive signs that the plant is uncomfortable. Then the attentive owner will instantly find the cause and try to eliminate it. But every action, even soon, will give a result in 2 weeks. Therefore, taking care of the plant, you must be patient. It would be good to keep a diary of dressings, inspections and treatments.
Obvious signs of distress will be:
- turn yellow and fall leaves abutilona;
- dry leaves;
- drop buds;
- stops flower growth.
All these troubles can arise for two reasons - conditions of maintenance have changed and become unacceptable, the plant has been settled by insects pests.
The most common cause is a change in leaf color. Consider the reasons in more detail. Green leaf due to the formation of chlorophyll through photosynthesis. The process involved a lot of complex components. If abutilone leaves turn pale and turn yellow, may be caused by a lack of illumination. It is necessary to move the plant to the light, but to change it to accustom gradually to the change at first. At the same time, it should be borne in mind that direct sunlight can contribute to fading and remove the variegation of leaves.
The same sign of pallor of leaves will be a spider mite, which, settling on a tender leaf from below, multiplies very quickly in a cradle from a barely visible web and sucks the juice from the plant. If you do not fight, abutilon will lose the leaves. The insecticide fytoverm with processing once a week is the most suitable enzyme preparation in room conditions. Three treatments in a row, further state control.
Drying the tips of the leaves indicate a lack of moisture, you need to increase watering. It may be too dry air in the room, then you need to throw a damp cloth on the battery, which will reduce the temperature and increase the humidity.
With a draft and a sharp fall in temperature, inevitably the abutilon loses leaves. But the same will happen when the coma of the earth dries or the gulf of the plant dries out. Roots should not bathe in stagnant water. Therefore, after watering an hour later, the water from the pan is drained. If, in the light of abutilon, the leaves turn and turn yellow, the plant requires shading.
Signal of trouble with the root system will be the drooping of the leaves in wet soil, when the temperature of the contents has not changed. Yellowing of the leaves, and leaf fall talk about the time of revision of the roots. However, if in winter time abutilon leaves turn yellow and fall, branches are exposed, it is possible that the time has come to rest, it depends on the variety. Sleeping bush until spring is not fed or pruned.
There are usually plants that are weakened or are in intensive care, sparsely watered, do not fertilize, or give a half dose of fertilizing. Extraction from the pot and revision of the roots is done last. The procedure for the plant is painful.
The yellowing of the foliage of an abutilon is associated with many factors. One of these is nutritional deficiencies. About the element that the plant lacks, the pattern on the leaves will tell:
- iron is determined by yellowing between the vessels;
- magnesium will create a border around the edges;
- zinc found on old leaves;
- nitrogen and sulfur will create yellowing with prominent veins.
grapes An indicator of iron deficiency will be the young upper leaves, in which the veins are green and yellowness spreads. If you do not help the plant, the following leaves will be very pale. It is best to make foliar feeding "Ferrovit".
Magnesium starvation is detected by the burnt edge or chlorosis of old lower leaves. Magnesium is redistributed in the plant in favor of young leaves and buds. If you do not feed the plant during soluble magnesium salt, the leaves turn up and become curly, the edges dry up. Magnesium sulfate must be present in feed mixtures.
Fasting, caused by a lack of nitrogenous feeding and sulfur, look almost the same. The general yellowing and shredding of the leaves, weak growth of the bush or its absence indicates a lack of nutrition, especially since this indoor plant loves natural extracts from organic fertilizers.
On the question: abutilon does not grow, what to do?- The answer lies in a complete analysis of the situation. If the root system is healthy, the earth is sufficient for the development of the plant and there is no resting time, then it is necessary to feed the plant.
However, in each case, the help of an experienced grower’s advice is required, especially if the abutilon drops buds and leaves and stands bare. Not bad, buying a flower to know its variety, then you can read about its biological features in reference books.
Video on the cultivation of abutilon
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