Murray is an evergreen perennial shrub that belongs to the citrus family. Its habitat in nature - tropical rainforests of Asia. Like all citrus fruits, the Murray is very decorative, most often its height does not exceed two meters. It is not necessary to engage in the formation of its crown.
Flowering Murray occurs in summer. Flowering begins in the first year of life, then it appears fruits, resembling small oblong berries of red, they have a very original taste and are suitable for human consumption.
Murrayya at home
A variety of Murray, which can be bred at home - Murray paniculata. It reaches a height of one and a half to two meters in height, its flowers are white, about two centimeters in diameter, possessing a rather pleasant smell, are located on the plant alone, at the top can gather in inflorescences. Its stalk is branched, stiffens as the plant grows, has a dark gray color. The young plant shoots are covered with thin villi, which then disappear.
Murray has some healing properties that are similar to the properties of Chinese Schizandra. It fights fatigue perfectly, gives body tone, helps the body to resist hypertension. If you make a decoction of the leaves Murray (a teaspoon of leaves in a glass of boiling water), then they can gargle. The aroma of Murray helps strengthen the heart, regulates breathing, strengthens sleep, gives a feeling of a burst of energy. Murray also treats coronary heart disease.
Home care for decorative Murray
- Murray should be protected from direct sunlight, they can harm the plant. The best lighting is scattered or partial shade.
- The soil for Murray should include several types of soil: 2 parts of leaf, 2 parts of sod, 2 parts of coarse-grained river sand and one part of humus. To feed it is worth it only in warm weather, once a month, specialized liquid fertilizers for flowers are best for this purpose.
- Watering Murray should be regular, in the summer period - 3 times a week, in the winter - once a week, and make sure that the soil is not over-moistened.
- Murrayya tolerates dry air very well, but in hot weather its leaves should be sprayed with not very cold water, and the water should not fall on the flowers themselves so that their petals do not crumble. Generally Murray very interesting grows - it stands in one place, it goes to growth right before your eyes!
- Murrayya loves warmly, therefore, the temperature in the room in which the plant is located should not be lower than 20 ° C in the cold season and not lower than 17 ° C in the warm season, but at the same time, Murraya can tolerate a short decrease in temperature.
- Transplanting Murray necessary to make the spring once every two years. It is planted in a mixture of soil consisting of turf and leaf soil, as well as sand and humus. A new pot should be slightly larger than the previous one.
- Murray is propagated by two methods: cuttings and seeds, the latter germinate very well at home, plant them almost immediately after collecting them in pots of sand with leaf soil, at a temperature of 20-25 C. The shoots will appear for 10-15 days. For the seedling method, half-woody shoots are taken by cuttings, which are cut and further rooted in the greenhouse in the sand, land or water. Rooting occurs after about three weeks.
- Murrayya is almost not exposed to disease, with the exception of a lack of light - then her leaves fall. Murraye can also be significantly damaged by parasites such as the sheath and the spider mite.
At all Murrayya - a very unpretentious indoor plant and subject to the above conditions will always please its owner with beautiful flowers!
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