Evergreen cypress house. Care of the plant.
A little about the plant
Coniferous plants grown at home make morehealthy air in the room, increasing the ozone content and reducing the pathogenic microflora. Successfully cultivated some types of cypress and cedar, Araucaria, Thuja, Cryptomeria, cypress room. Care for them in homes with central heating is difficult, but growing is possible.
Cypress (lat. Chamaecyparis) is a monoecious evergreen coniferous tree of the cypress family. Externally, the shape of the cypress cones resembles cypress. The structure and structure of the needles are more like thujas. It is distinguished by the fact that its branches are flatter, and the cones are smaller. They mature within a year and contain two seeds.
The crown of cypresses of all kinds is conical,bark of dark gray or brown color cracking, straight trunk. Branches drooping, cones are scales, spherical. Wild-growing cypresses reach 70 m, while at the same time in decorative species the dimensions are relatively small.
The most common types are: cypress lavson, cypress-stupid, cypress-nutkansky, cypress-pea beetle. They are distinguished in form, color shades and the structure of needles, frost resistance. For the West European zone, the most prudent and non-invasive and resistant to the mild cold climate are the decorative species of Kiparisovik Nutkansky and peasants. Their content is quite simple. A popular sort for growing at home is the cypress carp of macrocarpa Goldcrest, featuring an elegant bell-shaped crown and erect stalks, and the Kashmiri cypress tree is a weeping form.
Kiparisovik room. Care of the plant
Cypress, room care for which requireselementary knowledge of its biological characteristics, thanks to its needles, is beneficial for the nervous and respiratory system of man. Intensively producing oxygen, it improves the microclimate of the room.
Cypress is a heat-loving light-loving plant, quite shade-tolerant. Fertile, drained soil is suitable for him. In the droughty period, a cypress tree needs watering.
The cypress, care for which providesa cool wintering, it is necessary to keep the winter at a temperature of plus eight to ten degrees and high humidity. To do this, the plant should be regularly sprayed or set up a pallet with wet pebbles. It is also necessary to protect it from drafts. Thus, in winter, these plants need to create a cool temperature regime and a rare watering. At the same time, the drying of the earth coma is inadmissible.
To place the cypress is desirable on the eastern andnorthern windows, creating for him in the summer artificial shading. Kiparisovik is well placed in group compositions, which serve as an excellent background for more colorful plants.
For the reproduction of cypress trees, lignified cuttings are used in spring, and seed reproduction is also possible.
Kiparisovik room, care for whichwas carried out correctly, can reach 2 meters. Adjust the growth can be by trimming. Feeding cypress is carried out liquid fertilizers from May to August once a month. It is desirable to dilute the fertilizer, using half the recommended concentration, so as not to overfeed the cypress. Room care should ensure uniform watering, without over drying and waterlogging. When the temperature is high and the humidity is low, the plant discards needles, the branches dry up and do not regenerate.
For cypress, as for other conifers, it is importantto save an earthen lump at the roots, so as not to destroy the symbionts, which are necessary for assimilation from the soil of nutrients. The plant can be transplanted every three years (in spring), monitoring the integrity of the earth coma at the root.