A low plant called common sour is common in Europe. It is distributed mainly in coniferous and mixed forests, rarely in deciduous forests. Kislitsa is easy to clean, it can be grown even for beginners.
The total size of the plant is 15-30 cm, the length of the leaves is 5-15 cm. The flower has a low growth intensity and is a perennial plant. During the flowering period, flowers appear in umbrellas, white, purple or pink.
The optimum temperature and humidity of air
The normal temperature of air for a scald in the summer should not exceed 20 ° C, ideally - 18-20 ° C.In winter, the temperature should not be lowered below + 7 ° C.The flower prefers to be in cool conditions, but it is normal to transfer a higher air temperature.
For acidic air humidity should be moderate. If the room is cool( 15-18 ° C), you can not pay special attention to humidity - the plant will easily transfer dry air. When the air temperature rises, it's worth taking care of increasing the humidity: you can spray the leaves or keep the flower in a pallet filled with wet claydite.
It is best to place acidic on the east or west side of the apartment. In this case, one must take into account the fact that the plant needs some direct sunlight, especially in the morning.
Kislitsa can grow quite normally and on a dark enough window and at the same time please with abundant flowering. However, growth in this case will not be too active.
Soil selection and watering
Oxalis Oxalis grows well in light, slightly acidic soil. Such soil is often used for senpolia. It is a mixture of 2 parts of deciduous humus, 1 part of sand or perlite, 2 parts of garden soil and peat. You can use another, not less good, mixture: 2 parts sod, 1 part sheet and 1 part sand. Be sure to use drainage. Beginners should remember that calcareous soil is not suitable for acid.
As for watering, in the summer season, the flower can be watered every 4-5 days, so that the soil has time to dry out slightly between waterings. In winter, watering should be limited. For watering only warm soft water is used.
Transplant and fertilizer
Transplant the common sour as the pot is filled with nodules( they grow quite fast).The transplant should be carried out in the spring: for young plants - once a year, for adults - once in 2-3 years.
In the period from spring to autumn, the plant needs to be fertilized. Fertilizing fertilizers, which need to be dissolved in a half dose, occurs every 3-4 weeks.
. Kislitsa multiplies by seeds in the spring. The ideal option - to plant the seeds in a special mixture of perlite and wet peat. After that, the pot with the plants should be covered with a plastic bag and tightly fixed with an elastic band. Pots with plants should be placed in places where there is no direct sunlight. Provided they use the old seeds, they will germinate fairly well, later they must be transplanted into separate pots with a constant earth mixture.
An acidic flower easily multiplies by dividing during transplantation or by nodules that are planted in the ground to a depth of 1 cm( the best time is October or February).When reproducing leaf cuttings in water or sand, separate leaves with petioles are germinated. If you do this in the spring, the roots are formed quite quickly. In one pot it is recommended to plant several leaves at once.
Features of care and growing problems
In summer, the flower can be safely taken out on a balcony or garden. In winter, the acid sifts leaves for about a couple of months, it's not worth worrying about. Bulbs should be stored in a cool room and occasionally watered the soil.
From the main problems in the cultivation of oxalis can be distinguished defeat mealybug and scab, aphids, whitefly and spider mites. The plant is sick rarely. If you notice rotting or damage by mushroom mosquitoes, then watering was excessive. With insufficient watering and bright light, the leaves will dry up. They need to be removed in a timely manner.