Podocarpus at home
Podocarpus, or Podocarpus, or Legifruit (Podocarpus) - an evergreen slow-growing coniferous plant, the family Podocarpaceae, or Noglopodnikovye (Podocarpaceae) It is a tree or shrub with a height of 0.5-2 m. In the homeland, in the tropics and subtropics of the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth, the legifer reaches 9-12 m in height. The leaves of the sternum are belt-shaped, linear, shiny, about 7 cm long. Stems erect, lignified. Nogoplodnik is recommended for landscaping large rooms, winter gardens, he will feel great in an unheated hall, on the terrace.
Popular types of podocarpus
The genus of podocarpus numbers about 100 plant species.
The most popular type of legacorn is large leaf (Podocarpus macrophyllus), this species has a variety of Maki, which is distinguished by its compact size and small leaves. Also available on sale Nagi (Podocarpus nageia) and Tofar (Podocarpus totara).
Care for the podocarpus
Podocarpus is a photophilous plant, it needs bright light with a certain amount of direct sunlight. Nogoplodnik requires a cool content, the temperature in winter should not be lower than 6 ° C, but not higher than 10..12 ° C. The nogoplodnik tolerates the dry air of the rooms well, and in summer in the heat it is advisable to spray the leaves.
Lapodnik is watered regularly, abundantly in summer, and moderately in winter, preventing the earthen coma from drying out. The podocarpus is fed once a month with complex fertilizer. The transplant is carried out once a year, in the spring, the soil is prepared from a mixture of clay-turf land, leaf soil and sand in a ratio of 2: 1: 1, the reaction of the substrate should be close to neutral.
Adult specimens can be transplanted every 2-3 years. With regular pruning, the leg can be shaped to the desired shape.
Reproduction of the podocarpus
Propagate the sternum with stem cuttings. The rooting of the podocarpus is quite difficult, phytohormones and lower heating are necessary. Propagation by seed is possible.
The nogoglodnik is rarely affected by diseases and pests.