Vorsleya (blue amaryllis) - home care
Worsley (Worsleya), which is also called blue amaryllis, not even experienced growers are often grown indoors and it is rarely seen in amaryllis collections. In this genus, only 1 representative is Worsleya noble (Worsleya procera). This plant in the wild can be found in tropical areas of eastern Brazil. It prefers moist and well-lit mountain slopes, usually located near waterfalls. Prefers stony soil.
The bulb in this plant has a very large size, which is characteristic of all representatives of the amaryllis family. It, together with the flower, reaches a height of several meters, but this is only in natural conditions. Narrow, green leaflets grow up to 90 centimeters in length.
Particularly spectacular in this plant look lovely flowers that have a not quite ordinary color. So, it can be from dark blue to a blue color shade. In diameter, the flowers reach 15 centimeters, and on one peduncle they can be up to 15 pieces.
When grown indoors, this flower usually blooms in the summer. In vivo flowering can occur in any of the months.
Vorsleya is quite popular among flower growers, and all this thanks to its unusually beautiful flowers. And most of all, American flower growers love to grow it.However, with all this, this plant is considered rather capricious, and the cost of blue amaryllis is very high.
Such a flower needs special conditions of detention. He needs stony land, but saturated with nutrients. The place needs to be very humid and well lit. A winter garden is best suited for it, but you can grow a pile in indoor conditions if there is a window opening located in the southern part of the room. And also this plant needs to be placed among others who prefer high humidity. So, its neighbors can be aroid, bromeliad, as well as cyperus, very fond of moisture.
In order for a nap to grow indoors, it needs certain favorable conditions. She needs high humidity and good lighting, and also requires a nutrient medium. It is necessary to water the plant every day, but at the same time there should be a good drainage layer at the bottom of the pot, which is able to imitate the rocky slopes of the environment where it lives in natural conditions.
Nursing care at home
The flower must be placed on the sunny side.
In wild conditions, the hairline grows at a moderate temperature, and at night it is quite cool. Therefore, it negatively reacts to high temperature (more than 30 degrees). This plant is desirable to provide a temperature drop at night. In the summer, it can be moved to fresh air. With a short-term decrease in temperature to 2 degrees, the flower does not suffer.
Needs high humidity.
It is important to water the pile 1 time per day. When she has a rest period (she practically stops growing), watering should be reduced. But at the same time, you need to ensure that the flower does not dry. The soil in this period should be constantly slightly moistened.
This plant needs systematic top dressing. So, it should be fed at each watering, dissolving the dose in water, or introduce the recommended dose of complex fertilizer into the soil once every 7 days.
Which soil is used for nap cultivation is very important. So, he needs a loose earth mixture, which would perfectly allow oxygen to pass through, and also a liquid must flow very quickly through it. For planting, it is recommended to use pieces of lava, pumice or other porous rocks having sizes from 5 to 10 millimeters. So that water and nutrients can linger in the soil, you need to pour a little sphagnum moss, coconut shell or peat in it.
How to transplant
Transplantation of adult plants is extremely rare, while the pot is selected only not much more than the bulb.
In winter, the nap is recommended to be moved to a cool room and to provide poor watering. However, in the wild, this flower blooms several times a year at any time, and it does not have clear boundaries for the rest period.
Can be propagated by seeds, children and dividing bulbs.
It is recommended that purchased seeds be placed in a solution of a stimulant (epin) before sowing,You can also add substances used to prevent fungal diseases (phytosporin, vitaros). Sowing is done in sand mixed with peat and vermiculite. The container is covered with a film and airing is carried out daily. The first shoots appear in about 14 days, after which it is necessary to remove the film.
The children are separated at the time the plant is transplanted. In this case, the approximate size of the children should be 2 centimeters in diameter.
The bulb is divided in rare cases. This procedure is similar to dividing the hippeastrum bulb.
Meet the nap, blue amaryllis
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