Properly care for Zamioculcas summer - improve appearance
Dec 20, 2019
If you properly care for Zamioculcas (dollar tree) in the summer, do not just save the beauty of green petals in hot period. Begins active growth of new shoots - and whether it is necessary and we need it?
Suitable conditions for summer Zamioculcas
Summer - the favorite time of the dollar tree. This southern succulent, grow accustomed to the heat, dryness and strong light. All this is in the middle lane in the summer months! Therefore, competent care for Zamioculcas is based on the principle of "do no harm". In this publication, I will tell you my secrets, based on the theory, personal experience and that of other growers.
The best lighting for Zamioculcas - bright but diffused. When exposed to direct sunlight the leaves turn yellow, dry tips. Agree, it does not give the plant a beauty. Therefore, if necessary, you need to create artificial pritenenie.
But cold drafts - Zamioculcas real enemy. In combination with another "scourge" dollar tree - increased soil moisture - leads to rotting tubers and plant death. Therefore, we try to ventilate the room very carefully, in warm weather, or remove the pot from the risk zone.
And yet Zamioculcas very good feeling when you transfer to a balcony. But do not forget to follow the general guidelines: pritenyayut and are saving from cool drafts. I'm sure there is a fresh air to the soil absolutely any houseplant. When the alert control, of course!
I must say a few more words about the temperature. Zamik - very "heat resistant" plant. It is great feeling, when the temperature rises to 30 ° C. Importantly, do not forget to water in time to house plant - more on that below.
Properly watered dollar tree in hot weather
Zamioculcas called succulent plants. He stores moisture in its tubers. Therefore, the process for a long time without watering - nothing wrong with the plant is not going to happen. Moreover, excess watering "confusing" dollar tree, which grows in the wild in the dry conditions, and can lead to deterioration of growth (will not appear new branches) And even rot the tuber, if you really overdo it. Leathery leaves also prevent rapid evaporation. But it is also necessary to consider that in the summer because of the heat out of the ground moisture evaporates quickly. Therefore, we focus not on the timeline, but only on the condition of the soil: it must dry out at 3-4 cm.
More I can not mention about the spraying. Many growers-fans for some reason love to spend this procedure Zamioculcas. I have to say: it is completely useless. The leaves are coated, so any sense will not be. But in combination with bright light drops of water cause ugly burns on the leaves, and the owner remains Zamioculcas wonder whence came the yellow and brown spots.
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Other care secrets
Summer - not the best time to transplant. It is better to wait for the fall, when the heat slightly subside. But the fertilizer in the summer it is necessary to make (at Zamik - vegetation period). Use complex mineral feeding for Ornamental foliage plants with high content of nitrogen (N). This will make the green color is more saturated, it stimulates the growth of new leaves and twigs.