Radenmacher from the Bignonium family
Rademacher (Readermachera) - a genus of plants of the Bignonium family, including 16 species. The homeland of the radermacher is China. The genus is named after the Dutch writer and botanist J.K. M. Radermacher (1741-1783). Previously, Radermacher was called the "stereospermum" (Stereospermum). In Europe, this plant became known only in the early 1980s.
Description of the Radermaheria
Most species of this small genus are tall trees. More recently, a single species has been introduced into indoor culture - the Chinese radermacher. The trunk is erect, branching from the very bottom. The leaves are double-ply, small (up to 3 cm) leaflets are glossy, with pointed tips, form a beautiful lace crown.
The leaves are usually dark green, but variegated forms are also found. In natural conditions, it blooms in large yellow or gray-yellow bell-shaped, tubular-funnel-shaped flowers, about 7 cm in diameter, opening only at night and possessing the aroma of clove flowers, flowering is a rarity at room conditions. For a greater decorative effect, we recommend placing the radermacher on the floor near the south-facing window so that you look at the plant a little from above when the sun creates glare on the foliage.
To enhance branching, it is recommended to pinch young shoots.
Conditions required by the radermachery
It requires a bright place, a lot of air, but frying pans are undesirable. Withstands winter temperatures drop to 12-15 °FROM.
It requires uniform watering without overdrying and stagnation of water.
High. Requires frequent spraying.
They are fed every two weeks during the growing season. Overgrown specimens can be trimmed.
Propagated by cuttings or seeds. Cuttings are rooted in a greenhouse with heating and the use of phytohormones.
If necessary, in the spring.
Pests: Scale, aphid.