Advice 1: How to grow carnivorous flower in the house: Venus flytrap

The Venus flytrap, or dioneya Mochalova - medium-sized perennial herbaceous plant of the family rozankovic occurring from the Atlantic coast of North America. Notable dioneya that belongs to the group of insectivorous plants. The marshy soil in which it is possible to meet the flower, not distinguished by the abundance of nutrients, and therefore dioneya replenish their stock, catching small flies and mosquitoes.
How to grow carnivorous flower in the house: Venus flytrap
You will need
  • - fungicide Topaz;
  • - distilled water, corresponding to GOST 6709-72;
  • - perlite;
  • - peat;
  • - formic acid;
  • - "EPIN-extra";
  • - wood charcoal.
At home the dioneya can be grown from seed. For pre-treatment wet cloth in a solution of fungicide "Topaz", made from a pair of drops and a glass of distilled water. Wrap seeds in a damp cloth, Packed in a plastic bag and keep for two months at a temperature of 5-7 degrees.
To prepare the substrate soak the perlite for a week in distilled water. Treated in this way, the component of the soil mix in equal proportions with peat. Pour the substrate solution of fungicide, place the prepared seeds on the soil surface and cover the container with glass cover or transparent film.
Place a receptacle with dioneya in a place where it will be possible to maintain the air temperature within 25 degrees. Using the fluorescent lamp, arrange in a hot-house sixteen-hour day. Dionea seeds germinate within 2-4 weeks. After the flycatchers will have 2-3 leaves, begin to ventilate the container.
In spring and summer the dioneya can be kept outdoors. Do not change the position of plants relative to the light source. In order not to compact the soil and deprive the roots of oxygen, water a flower by the pallet. To do this, dissolve a drop of 99% formic acid in 10 liters of distilled water. Pour the acidic liquid into a bowl, standing beneath the pot of dioneya so that the water layer was not thinner than half a centimeter. During the spring-summer season maintain this level of liquid in the pan.
For the normal development of dioneya needs a period of rest which lasts 3-4 months. To give the plant the right conditions, within 30 days gradually lower the temperature in the room where the flower, up to 5 degrees. With the reduction of daylight hours the plant becomes dormant. It is possible to pack the container with dioneya in a plastic bag with holes for ventilation and put it in the refrigerator. Once a month, rinse the pot with distilled water.
In early spring spray overwintering a flytrap with a solution "EPIN-extra" prepared with glass distilled water and a couple drops of. A day later transplant the plant into fresh soil, taking care not to touch the traps.
In the process of growth dioneya forms daughter bulbs from which you can get a new Flycatcher. To propagate the flower in this way, separate the bulbs with a pair of developed roots from the parent plant, slice sprinkle crushed charcoal and place the plant material in fresh soil. Such an operation should not be done more than once every 3 years.
Insects do not fertilize the dioneya, which is outdoors. The plant placed in the room, just 2-3 flies or spiders throughout the growth period. Insects should be two times smaller than the size of the trap.

Advice 2 : How to repot a flytrap

Flytrap is a very interesting plant. It has long green leaves that are composed of two foldable parts. The edges of the leaves are teeth. The leaves snap as soon as an insect sits on them. The maintenance of plants in the home is quite troublesome: it is often necessary to replant.
Venus Flytrap
You will need
  • Flytrap, pot, prepared the substrate, water, "Ribav-extra", "EPIN".
Flycatcher is considered to be wetland plants. So it requires a substrate, consisting of peat, perlite and sand. Ratio: 4:2:1. As alternative substrate is applied a mixture of acidic peat and perlite in the ratio of 2:1. Before using the perlite soak it in distilled water for weeks. During this time change the water two times. Do not use as a substrate a conventional soil mixture based on peat from the store. Also in the ground for flycatchers cannot add expanded clay. It has some of the alkaline elements, which can destroy the plant.
The best time to transplant venerini flycatchers in the spring or early summer. In the warm season the plant easier to tolerate the change of soil and adapts to new conditions. Re-pot my flytrap every year if watered with water not the best quality. Usually this water contains up to 50 mg/litre dissolved salts. If the salt content in the water is less than 5 mg/litre, make a transplant once in two years.
After buying a Venus flytrap, it is recommended to replant in a suitable substrate. There is a high probability that the plant is in the pot in which it since birth. Therefore, the substrate in it, to put it mildly, not the highest quality. He was repeatedly watering, loosening, and other procedures. If you can not transplant the plant soon after purchase, pour it well with distilled water. Partly it will wash away accumulated salt.
The roots of venerini flycatchers are a bulb, so repot the plant is very simple. Carefully take the plant above the bulbs and set the pot with the prepared substrate. Then add the sides of the earth. Will Zaglebie Flycatcher so that the onion and the white part stayed in the soil. By placing the plants in the other pot, try not to touch the traps so you don't accidentally damage them.
The day before transplant spray the plant with the drug EPIN. The ratio of 2-3 drops per 200 ml of water. EPIN regulates and activates protective properties of the plant. So, the flytrap will better withstand stress after the transplant. And during transplantation spill substrate preparation "Ribav-extra". It stimulates root development, including bulbs. Gardeners also use "Ribav-extra" to improve the survival of plants.
Be careful with the watering of the flycatchers, as it does not tolerate excessive moisture.
Useful advice
If the plant is grown, when transplanting you can find many daughter bulbs. Separate them with a clean blade and put separately.

Advice 3 : Is it possible to grow the fern house

Fern is one of the most famous plants. His features associated with reproduction of spores and the absence of the usual flowers and dislike of sunlight, gave rise to many legends. Some growers even warn against the cultivation of ferns in their own homes.
Is it possible to grow the fern house
Like all plants, ferns have their fans. The main reason for this adoration is obvious: the ferns — the basis for creating a charming green area, practically independent from solar illumination. Rooms with Windows facing North or shaded canopy of trees, beautifully decorated with greens of various ferns.

The positive effect of fern on the microclimate of the house

Decorative household species of fern out of competition. Maidenhair, delicate foliage which is similar to the girlish curls, is also called "Venus hair". And brilliant green fronds (so appropriately called "leaves" of the plant) of Asplenium, or "deer tongue". Exquisitely beautiful cyrtomium, also known as Holly or sacred fern. Fluffy sprigs davallia, or "rabbit foot", up to 3 meters grow of the scourge Nephrolepis, bunch of green ostrich feathers similar woodwardia. Kind of looks pelley, pteris and especially platitserium, or "antlers".
The name of one of the most beautiful ferns, adiantum, translated as "not oblastwide": drops of water roll off it, and the plant remains dry even after spraying.

It is believed that the fern brings home an atmosphere of peace, tranquility. This fact becomes especially noticeable when the love of the owners to plant, care for him. Legends tell of the extraordinary good fortune of the holders of the non-existent flowers ferns, but other parts of the plant, according to the myths, bring success and even perform the function of a talisman.
The main enemies of potted ferns — drafts, cold, dry air, direct sunlight or excessive light. However, strong shading and dampness can also cause the death of individual species.

Cons growing ferns at home

The temperature and humidity of air necessary for the prosperity of the fern, best expressed by the formula "warm and damp". Such a climate is not good for all households. In addition, among a variety of allergic reactions exists and allergic to the spores of the plant. Mythology, along with positive affirmations, also contains information about the negative, linking the emergence of plants with setbacks, interest, evil, etc.

It is believed, though unverified, that ferns have the ability to pick up energy. As the "antidote" is recommended to place them closer to the TV. The other, already tested, information indicates the ability of the plants at night absorb oxygen and to provide a lot of carbon dioxide. Not knowing about this feature, you can Wake up with a sore head after a night spent in the company of adiantum, Nephrolepis and other representatives of the fern.
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