achimenes

family Gesneriaceae.Rhode achimenes.Natural climatic conditions: the tropics.There are about 40 species achimenes.Achimenes can be considered as actually dekorativnotsvetuschie plant and Dekorativnolistvennye.Herbaceous perennials, often with wrinkled leaves arranged oppositely.Flowers dlinnotrubchatye, whisk the correct form, it consists of 5 petals.

In a culture increasingly found the following: * Hybrid achimenes Polugibridny kind produced by crossing different species achimenes.Various varieties.Achimenes dinnnotsvetkovy * The short view pubescent leaves oblong-oval olive-the-lenogo color.The flowers are purple with white throat, located in the leaf axils.Flowering time: April-October.Achimenes macranthon ♦ pubescent and the leaves and shoots, have dark green leaves broadly lanceolate edge with a reddish tinge.The flowers are purple with different shades (from red to blue) on long stalks are located along the escape.Flowering time: June-August.Achimenes Mexican ♦ ampelnye shoots up to 40 cm long pub

escent.Leaves are dark green with a reddish or red edge, bottom - reddish.The flowers are wider than those of other species, about 4 cm in diameter, reddish-purple with white throat.It blooms from June to October.

Lhimenes bright red ♦ basket plant, leaves in whorls, small, oval, wrinkled, serrate-dentate on the edge.The flowers on stalks, bright red, to 2.5 cm long, numerous.It flowers in August.The requirement to moisture: moisture should be uniform, moderately abundant, the water should not fall on when watering the leaves.

Temperature: room temperature and above.Light regime: photophilous plant, can not tolerate direct sunlight.

requirement to the ground: ground should be loose, highly desirable additives chopped moss and bone meal (or horn chips);feeding primarily mineral (dressings can be alternated with organic fertilizers).

Propagation: seeds (from soft fruits), cuttings, and nodules (rhizomes)..

Features: in the period of rest the aerial part dies off completely, then rearrange the remaining roots in a cool (10-12 ° C), dark place, leaving the former vessel or moving in the sand.In the sand may be kept until the end of February, after which they were again transplanted slightly pushing into the soil in a loose zemlesmes lit and put in place at a temperature of about 16 ° C.