Growing Bertolonia

Growing Bertolonia – Bertolonia (or Jewel Plant) is an evergreen class of pretty, dwarf, creeping, proposal perennials, local to pleasant forests of Brazil. A rarity, though good value looking for if we have a terrarium or plant window to fill. Not a good choice, however, for a critical room – Bertolonia needs a high humidity of a jungle home. Bertolonia marmorata need special conditions of consistent regard and really wet atmosphere and will not flower though them.

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Bertolonia marmorata (the many renouned form of this plant) has heart-shaped leaves that are mossy immature and furry. The stems are yield over a aspect of a potting mixture, branch upwards their tips, though these plants never grow over 15cm high. Small purple flowers might seem though they are of tiny musical value. Purplish flowers with 5 petals, about 2cm (0.8 inch) across, seem during intervals via a year. The flowers open simply on unbending flower stalks 7-10cm (3-4 inch) long. Bertolonia has a creeping expansion robe – the plants grow usually a few inches high.

There are distinguished white stripes – the accumulation sanderiana has leaves heavily splashed with silver. Bertolonia maculata has oval leaves with dark immature veins.

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Bertolonia in terrarium

Secret of success

Temperature: These plants like normal room temperatures.

Light: Bright in winter, semi-shade in summer. No approach sun.

Watering: Keep compost wet during all times during a flourishing season. In a rest duration H2O usually adequate to keep a reduction from drying out.

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Air humidity: Moist atmosphere is vital. Stand on a pebble tray. Mist leaves frequently.

Repotting: Repot, if necessary, in spring. Use a potting reduction stoical of equal tools of peat moss, root cover and counterfeit silt or perlite.

Propagation: Take branch cuttings in spring. Plant any slicing in a tiny pot filled with somewhat dank potting mixture, hang a pots in cosmetic bags and mount them in middle light. Rooting should start in 6 weeks.