Sheflera is a tree-like plant with beautifuldense leaves, reminiscent of a palm with widely spaced fingers or an umbrella, for which it received another name - "umbrella tree" or "gnome umbrella". Depending on the variety, the leaves of the chef can be bright green or mottled. In the wild, the plant is found in tropical forests in the form of trees or lush bushes. Reproduction of the chefleurs is a simple process. Such a plant easily fits into any interior and will become its original decoration.
Reproduction of a plant
Reproduction of the stagger, as well as of houseplants of other species, occurs most often with the help of cuttings. Seeding is a rare occurrence.
Reproduction by seeds
Seeds are sown to a shallow depth,pre-soaked them in a "vitamin cocktail" - a solution of a special fertilizer. Then it is necessary to cover the container with a glass jar to create a special microclimate, in which shoots will appear faster. From time to time the jar can be removed for ventilation, and also spray the surface of the soil, and then the sprouts. When the first real leaves appear in young plants, they can be planted in separate containers.
Reproduction by cuttings
Reproduction of the stems by cuttings occursas follows: from an adult plant, the ripened shoots are cut, treated with a special compound stimulating the formation of roots, and buried in a substrate consisting of sand and peat in equal proportions. For reliability, the container is covered with a glass jar and the access to fresh air is limited until the cuttings are rooted.
Propagation by air layers
Sometimes the propagation of the stagger occurs with the help ofair roots, but this method is suitable only for experienced growers. In this case, an incision is made on the stem of an adult plant, covered with moss and film. Moss is periodically wetted until air roots appear on the place of the incision. After that, the tip of the shoot, together with the rootlets, is cut and planted in a separate container.
It should be noted that the greenhouse chefler is more unpretentious. Reproduction of indoor plants of this species with variegated leaves coloring will require more effort and attention.
Features of care: location, temperature, humidity, watering
Как и все тропические растения, шефлера одинаково well feels both in bright sunlight and in partial shade. However, it should be protected from direct sunlight, since burns may appear on the leaves. The optimal solution is diffuse lighting. In the warm season, the plant can be put out of the window or on an unglazed balcony to allow it to ventilate and breathe.
On hot days, it is necessary to regularly spray the chef and saturate the surrounding air with moisture, for example, by placing a pallet with wet pebbles next to it.
Having watered the plant prefers moderate, it does not tolerate both drought and waterlogging: the plant may begin to fall leaves.
In essence, chef care is not much different.from caring for other plants - people from the tropics, so that, with very little effort, you can grow a beautiful plant, pleasing the eye with its lush crown all year round.