Asparagus - home growing and care
The genus of asparagus belongs to the asparagus family. This plant is a cloud of the most delicate greenery and worthily decorates a room or a summer house. It is also decorative during the fruiting period, when bright, red-colored fruits are effectively located on fragile branches. Asparagus flowers are more modest, white-green in color with a delicate aroma.
Asparagus, or Asparagus (Asparagus) - a genus of plants of the asparagus family. In total, there are about 200 species distributed throughout the world.
One of the most common species are: asparagus densely flowered (Meyer), Ethiopian (Sprenger), cirrus, sickle, umbrella. The specific structure of the branches combines all of these species. The trunk or branch has branches, cladodes, similar to leaves, and the leaves themselves are usually very small.
How to grow asparagus at home
In a favorable environment, asparagus grows rapidly. This is usually an indoor plant, but many plants from the genus asparagus feel well in the open ground. They perfectly complement floral arrangements, and bouquets of fresh and bright greens. Indoor plants should also be taken out in the summer on the loggia and in the gazebo. Drafts they do not like.
Place for asparagus in the house
Choosing a place for an asparagus, it is necessary to consider its future sizes. The branches of some of its species reach three meters. This may affect the development of neighboring colors. Asparagus on the street and in the house like partial shade.
High temperature and low humidity are what asparagus reacts to instantly. Branches turn yellow, dry, leaves in the form of scales crumble. Possible temperature fluctuations: from 10 to 25 degrees, depending on the time of year.
Humidity and watering asparagus
Asparagus require abundant watering, high humidity. The water in the pot should not dry out, a container of water should stand nearby or put the pot on wet sea pebbles or expanded clay, you need to spray it as often as possible. Watering can only be done with soft, settled water.
Constant spraying to increase moisture at the same time remove dust from the flower. In addition, small leaves, despite everything, nevertheless crumble and it is often necessary to do wet cleaning under the bush. Like dust, they can cause allergies.
Transplantation of asparagus
The asparagus is experiencing a transplantation rather painfully, therefore it is rarely necessary to transplant them when the plant grows very much to change the pot or to divide the bush to get a new plant.
Methods of reproduction of asparagus
There are two acceptable methods of propagation: by seed and dividing the bush. Asparagus usually propagates by seed in the natural environment. At home, this is also not difficult to do. Seeds are obtained from fully ripened berries. They are sown in the spring in a well-drained soil, watered, kept at a temperature of 20 degrees under the film until emergence. When propagated by seeds, many new plants are obtained at once, and this is its advantage.
Division of the bush is a simpler, classic way of reproduction. The overgrown bush is divided into several and each planted in a separate container.
Fighting diseases and pests of asparagus
Creating the necessary temperature conditions and humidity is the key to the health of asparagus. In addition to this, nutrition with nitrogen and iron is vitally important.
If something went wrong, and the plant turns yellow and dries, it can be cut almost to the root, watered and it will give new shoots.
Asparagus can be damaged by ticks and worms. Manually dealing with pests on a plant such as asparagus is unlikely to succeed, therefore, it is better to immediately treat it with appropriate drugs.