Drimiopsis is a flower from the family of asparagus and subfamily hyacinth. There are more than 20 species of this plant, but only two are grown indoors. His second name is ledeburia, sometimes you can also find such a name as "Scylla". The plant blooms during the warm period of the year and can successfully develop for more than 10 years in room conditions.
Description flower Drimiopsis
Photos of bulbs and Drimiopsis flower
Drimiopsis is a perennial culture. In tropical Africa, it is a habitual plant for all, grown everywhere, and in Europe only two of its species are grown - Kirk and Drimiopsis spotted.Interesting! According to beliefs, Drimiopsis can recognize a dangerous guest. Such visitors in the presence of this flower begin to experience anxiety, fear, and then a terrible fear that causes them to quickly leave the house.
The plant has an onion root system. His bulb is large and partially peeks above the ground. The leaves are large, green with specks. Flowering occurs in small flowers, collected in spikelets or brushes of 25 pieces on average. This is the main difference between the plant and the Euharis flower, with which it is often confused due to external similarity.
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Photo of Drimiopsis spotted
This type of houseplant refers to perennials. Its second name is lecheburia petiolate. Under the ground he has a round bulb. The ground part is represented by a beautiful bush of elongated heart-shaped leaves. The tips of the plate are sharp. The sheets are arranged on petioles up to 15 cm high. The leaf is mottled, green.
Flowering lasts from spring to July. The color of flowers is white, grayish or yellow. They have a subtle scent. Before the rest period, the plant changes color to monotonous, and then resets part of the foliage. In the spring, before warming, the leaves will grow back, with a normal, speckled color.
Photo of Drimiopsis Kirk
Ledeburia Botrious - the second name of Drimiopsis Kirk. It is a perennial with a round white bulb. It grows up to 40 cm in height. Its leaves are pointed, wide (5 cm) up to 35 cm long. The front side of the plate is saturated green with visible drooping. On the back of the sheet is light green, solid. Sometimes the leaves are kept on small petioles, but they may not be at all.
It blooms about 2-3 months in spring, then, closer to September, this process can be repeated. Flowers are white, collected in spikelets.
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Photo of Drimiopsis Magenta
In the care of the plant unpretentious, it is not difficult to grow it, let's consider how to care for Drimiopsis at home.
- Any plant needs light to grow. Drimiopsisu requires a bright light, and even direct sunlight he is not afraid of spring, autumn and winter. But in the summer, in the hottest time, the flower is better to prunemn. If the lighting is low, the leaves will start to lose color. But immediately after the purchase you can not put it in the sun. The flower should be taught to the bright light, then there will be no harm from it.
- Humidity is usually not adjustable. The plant perfectly tolerates both high and low humidity. If desired, you can wipe its leaves with a damp cloth or spray it during a drought - this does not hurt.
- The temperature for the plant is maintained within + 20 ... +25 degrees in the warm season, and in winter it can be lowered to +14 degrees Celsius.
- Watering is carried out as needed when the earth begins to dry out. Often or abundantly watered is undesirable, otherwise the bulb may rot in the ground.
- Top dressing can be made 1-2 times a month. But they usually do it only out of necessity, if the color fades or when flowering is delayed. From fertilizers, you can take the mixture, suitable for fertilizing cacti.
Photo Drimiopsis Striatum
As you can see, home care for Drimiopsis does not cause problems. The main thing is to carry out all the procedures on time and check the condition of the plant from time to time, so that if any negative symptoms appear, they are solved in time.
Diseases and pests
Drimiopsis is very rarely ill, but pests sometimes attack it. You need to be afraid of spider mites and scale insects. If they are noticed, it is worth using a simple soap solution for the start - a popular recipe. They wipe the leaves and wait for the result. If it does not help, you can spray it with warm water (50 degrees). But if this does not work, then it remains only to apply special insecticides for pests ("Aktellik", "Gaupsin", "Fitoverm" or "Bi-58 New").
When you need a transplant
Photo of Drimiopsis Burka
Transplantation of young plants Drimiopsis is held annually. This is done to update the earthy coma to give the plant more nutrients necessary for normal growth. Adults Drimiopsis transplanted once every 2-3 years.
For transplanting pick up a new, large capacity or the same, if the plant has not increased in size, as well as buy or make fertile soil. The pot must be selected with ventilation from below so that the water does not stagnate. As for the ground, it should be loose, fertilized. You can simply buy a mixture for bulbous or take the sod land with sand and peat.Important! If the plant no longer fits in the pot and it is clearly visible that it is cramped, at the first transplant, you need to pick up a larger container for it.
Before transplanting you should worry about drainage. Put some sand, pebbles, or something similar on the bottom of the pot. Then pour the earth. The plant is placed in a pot and covered with earth on all sides. If there is little drainage, a white patina will eventually appear on the surface of the earth. This is a sign that you need to transplant the plant again.
The room flower Drimiopsis can be propagated by three methods - seeds, leaves and bulbs.
- Bulb reproduction. Adult plant grows quickly. During transplantation, the onions are divided, the places of separation are sprinkled with crushed charcoal. The resulting onions should be planted immediately, so that they do not chapped for a long time.
- For propagation by seeds, it is worth buying similar ones in a flower shop and simply sow at home in a separate container. Land is taken for bulbous. After germination, it is desirable to plant them. The seeds will germinate for a long time, but the growth of greenery after that goes at a rapid pace.
- Breeding leaves is very simple. Separate the leaf at the base of the bulb with the base of the cutting, then rooted in water or a mixture of peat and perlite. If you need to get a few plants, then the litk can be cut into pieces of 4-5 cm each and put in an earthy mixture (turf and sand). When the sprouts go into growth, they can be planted after 2-3 weeks.
Drimiopsis - decoration for any room. This rich green plant improves mood with its presence and adds comfort. And if you properly care for him, then it will have a calming effect on all members of the household.