• Cordillina

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    Cordilina - keeper of the home

    It is known that in each family, in each house a special microclimate is formed. Cordilina helps to keep a warm atmosphere, quickly patches the smallest damage in the energy space. The plant is recommended to be kept in a house where there are often strangers, since even the most pleasant guest involuntarily changes the established parameters of the fields.

    The owner of the cordillera will never feel tired and devastated after the departure of the guests, because the plant quickly restores the aura of the house and returns the feeling of "untouched nest".

    CARE SPECIFICATIONS Cordylans are photophilous. They, as a rule, are kept by the window, protecting from direct sunlight an easy curtain.

    The plant needs high humidity of air: young specimens are placed in a container with wet claydite together with a tray, adults are often sprayed. Cordilina loves a warm shower. In winter, keep at room temperature, guarding against drafts.

    Propagate by apical cuttings or fragments of the trunk, at least 10 cm long. Transplanted every two years.

    Plants not only purify the air, they help to relieve nervous tension, help to concentrate. Researches of scientists have shown that in school classes, where plants are given enough attention, the academic achievement exceeds the norm by 30%.

    What6 cordillins "worked" as efficiently as possible, put it where the guests most often gather - in the dining room, living room, in the kitchen. The plant will correctly place the accents in the relations of the hosts and guests, help to keep the house in the right atmosphere.

    Family lily. The genus Cordillin. Natural climatic conditions: the tropics. Usually shrub or tree-like perennials with

    lignifying stems, tuberous rhizomes.

    Brady Cordillina ♦ The stem is forked;leaves vaginal( at the base petioles narrowed), linear-lanceolate with bending tips, veins brightly colored( bright green, yellow, red), leaves on top green, from below grayish;the inflorescence is a complex brush, the flowers are small, white.

    Cordillin Bauer ♦ Leaves are oblong, narrowed to the base;inflorescence - a brush, flowers white, fragrant.

    Cordillinum apical ♦ Stem lignified, unbranched or slightly branched;petiolus gullet, leaves large( up to 80 cm long) spirally located on top of shoot, lanceolate or broadly oval pointed, green with mottled pink or red spots;inflorescences axillary, paniculate, white or pink flowers. Cordilina Southern ♦ A tree plant with a strongly sturted stem at the base, the leaves are collected at the top of the shoot, up to 1 m in length and 5 cm in width, sessile, narrow, rigid, monophonic.

    Requirement for moisture: moderate glazes, tolerate drying, but not soil wetting;It is desirable to have high atmospheric humidity and regular spraying in a hot period;Cordillina southerly carries a drier climate.

    Temperature regime: for variegated forms, year-round temperatures of 18-22 ° C are optimal, for species with green leaves - cooler temperatures( 12-16 ° C).Light mode: undemanding, but in bright light, variegated forms can lose color;the eastern and western exposures are optimal, the southern one only with shading.

    Requirement for soil: substrates with a pH of 5.5-6.8;optimal zemlesmes from soddy and humus earth with sand in equal parts;in the summer regular fertilizing with solutions of mineral and organic fertilizers is necessary.

    Reproduction: cuttings of the tops( usual cuttings are used only as queen cells), longitudinal division of the stem, offspring( unlike dratzen!).

    Features: old plants are transplanted every two years.