Gynura refers to semi-shrubs.
This is one of those plants that have successfully taken root in our country. However, the natural habitats of Guinur are in southern China, Asia, as well as in Japan, Africa and New Guinea.
Ginura is a bright representative of the Compositae family. It can be with straight shoots, and it can be a creeping shrub plant.
In its natural habitat, gynura reaches a height of several meters. More precisely say its branches. However, if we grow this plant culture at home or as an element of decor in garden plantings on the territory of our country, then the maximum that can come out of this is a meter-high shrub no more.
And such results are completely justified, since other (not very familiar) climatic conditions affect the guinure fully.
You can quite choose a genura as a means to decorate your house or apartment.
What does this tropical plant look like?
Let's deal with this issue.
The appearance of guinura
Guinura has a pretty powerful root system. Roots can be of two types: in the form of a tuber or fibrous.
What next? And then we have the stems. They have a ginura vary with age, becoming more and more rough, with a crust similar to the wood of trees. Twigs can be completely smooth or with a light down.
As for the leaves, we will not see anything special here, since the leaf plate is natural, although different types of leaf and its location are characteristic of different types of guinera. The leaves may be stemmed or assembled in a dense basal rosette; in some varieties they are attached directly to the stalk, while in others they are located on a small handle.
Sometimes you can find specimens with leaf plates, which are cast in a purple hue. The shape varies from oblong to round or ovoid.
The leaf plate, as well as the stem, may differ in a noticeable down or be smooth.
Along the edges of the sheet may be jagged or have smoother transitions.
During the flowering period, you and I will observe guinura inflorescences, which are present as single or group ones.
In each inflorescence many flowers of guinera. The flowers that make up the inflorescences are small, bisexual and presented in yellow, orange, red or violet colors.
An interesting fact is that the genura in its natural habitat can bloom all year.
Often we grow orange in our flats, as this species group of the plant is most common.
In length, the stems of orange guinea reach, as in most other plant species, of a meter size. Sometimes the weight of the stalks breaks. To exclude such an unpleasant fact, ginuru is tied up to a solid support in the process of its growth and development.
Another type of gynura, which is also very common in the territory of our state, is gynura weaving. It is characterized not by straight, but by hanging branches, on which small and neat leaflets are located. They are much smaller than other varieties. The color saturation of the leaf plate of the guinera weave is larger than in other species.
The period of flowering in unnatural apartment conditions is quite a long time, which lasts from spring to late autumn.
Guinura flowers smell, but it is difficult to call it a pleasant aroma. Often, lovers of exotic plants that grow in their own, including ginura, in the process of bud formation, tear it off even before the disclosure begins.
Planting a ginura
- For planting plants successfully used soil mix from the shelves of specialized flower shops or the one that is prepared independently.
- For the latter option, mix leaf soil with humus, coarse river sand and peat ground. You can add clay sod land. All components are taken in equal proportions except sand, it needs half as much.
- Planting is carried out with the help of seeds or cuttings. The latter, by the way, take root quite quickly. This process takes only seven or ten days to complete.
- If you plant with seeds, then you will need to transplant the young shoots when the first leaves appear.
- After the landing procedure, pour your ginura in plenty.
Care is reduced to a number of not very complicated rules.
First of all, provide the plant with proper location. More light, heat, less drafts and your planting will feel good.
The stronger the sun burns, the brighter the color of the leaves of the guinura. And, accordingly, if you put the containers with planting in the shade, the result will be exactly the opposite - the foliage will fade and lose flexibility.
Although in particularly hot summer days it is advisable to protect the plant from drying out.
The temperature regime should also not be any, and not lower, plus fourteen degrees, or even all sixteen will be required. Do not forget in what climatic conditions your Gynura lived until it was spread for the purpose of landing across different continents, including to our continent.
Watering should be good, abundant. Watch the top soil layer, it should never dry out. The greatest amount of water is required in spring and summer. In winter, reduce it, creating a rest period for the plant.
When you water, it is advisable not to fall on the foliage. It is best to pour directly under the root.
Gynura does not require spraying. If water falls on the foliage and lingers there for a long time, then we can observe the darkening of the leaf plate, which does not really affect the well-being of the plant.
The plant will respond well to staying on the balcony in warm summertime. It is best of all if the balcony is glazed, then the ventilation is ensured thanks to the ajar windows, and we can avoid unnecessary drafts.
Humidity should be quite high. To achieve this condition, take water in several containers and arrange around the perimeter of the room, in which there are landings.
The plant will require a regular transplant procedure from you. This is important, because Gynura is growing and it needs more and more space, and then a new soil rich in nutrients, and this is always good.
In the soil mixture during transplantation add necessarily humus.
In order to accelerate the development process, pinch the young shoots.