This pretty plant from the genus of ferns has become widespread throughout the globe.
In the indoor environment is most often grown tropical species Asplenium. The most common is the onionaceous or ground fern with feathery leaves, which are 100-120 cm in length. If conditions allow, namely high air humidity, outgrowths similar to the buds begin to form on the leaves. These are daughter plants that, in natural conditions, eventually fall off and root without any help from the mother plant. Lukovitsenosny Asplenium moisture-loving and shade-tolerant.
The method of reproduction through the formation of brood buds is also inherent in the form, which is called the "viviparous" Asplenium. It is much smaller and more decorative. Due to its decorative properties, the South Asian species, known as the "nesting" Asplenium, has become very popular. This large plant seems to have little to do with ferns. It has whole leathery leaves of light green color, which are collected in a kind of outlet. This species of Asplenium is resistant to dry room air, it is very thermophilic, it winters well at a temperature of 18-20 ° C. Much more than other species, needs good (or at least moderate) illumination. For normal growth, it needs loose soil (leaf and peat soil + sand in equal parts), regular watering and frequent spraying with separated warm water.
In winter, watering is reduced, but spraying is best done continuously. Darkening of the leaves indicates a lack of moisture.
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