Flowering indoor reed - drooping reeds
At the ends of graceful thin stems, falling in all directions, tiny flower spikelets appear in spring. At first they are brown, then when the flowers bloom on them, they turn white, and then the plant looks like it was decorated with tiny fluffs. Blooming reeds lasts from spring to early summer.
Origin. Subtropics of the Mediterranean.
Life form. A perennial herbaceous plant from the sedge family, with an elegant bunch of thin stems and leaves, like fountain jets flowing in different directions. The plant is often sold in a plastic tube, which gives it the appearance of a grassy palm.
Leaves. Long, hairy, resembling sedge leaves. Growing up, they hang down in a beautiful arc.
Flowers. Subtle flowers in tiny brown spikelets the size of a pinhead are formed at the ends of threadlike stems.
Flowering time. Perhaps all year round, but more often - from spring to late summer.
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A place. Bulrush prefers half-shaded places and does not tolerate direct sunlight. In winter, it needs warmth: the minimum temperature of its content is + 12 ° C.
Care. Bulrush is a typical plant of marshy places, and therefore requires abundant watering and high humidity. The pot with the plant should be put in the pan and make sure that there is always water in it. It is very useful to spray reeds regularly, especially in hotly heated rooms. From March to September, he is fed 1 time in 2 weeks with liquid fertilizer for decorative and deciduous plants. Bulrush does not need a winter holiday; it feels good all year round in a living room, provided the soil and air humidity is high. Reeds are planted in a substrate for ferns. It can be composed independently of peat, leaf or humus soil and coarse sand (3: 3: 2). Bulrush grows well in hydroponics.
Diseases and Pests. Damaged by aphids and spider mites. With drafts and inadequate watering, the tips of the leaves and stems of reeds turn brown, often these conditions lead to the death of the plant.
Breeding. The cane seeds collected from the spikelets are sown in the spring in a mixture of garden soil, peat and sand, taken in equal parts. Trays with crops are placed in flower pots filled with water. After a few weeks, the seedlings are planted in separate pots. Bulrush can be easily propagated by dividing the bush, but it is better to propagate it by seed - such plants are usually more hardy and lush.
Application. Bulrush is primarily a magnificent ampelous plant. It looks very impressive in terrarium gardens. Bioenergy consider it very useful in difficult situations. It helps to concentrate, and is especially useful for representatives of the zodiac watermarks.