Muraya or murraya is a flower, the history of its origin is shrouded in many legends and secrets. During the rule of the medieval Japanese emperors, this plant was guarded no worse than the heirs of the throne. After all, from flowers, leaves and fruits muraiya prepared "elixir of life".And even the aroma of the plant was considered unique, because the person inhaling it became healthy, smart and beautiful.
Many exotics, including muraia, have been inaccessible for a long time to our flower lovers. Although this plant is completely unpretentious. Muraya, whose care does not cause any trouble, steadfastly endures the dry air of the city's apartments. Only now it starts to bloom and fruitfully with difficulty. That is why many prefer to buy it already in the form of a seedling or a cut from the botanical garden.
Features of the muraia
This legendary plant is a tree, whose height is 1-1,4 m. The white bark of the trunk has an unprecedented beauty, and the feathery leaves brighten the eye with a dark green gloss. In total there are 5-7.The relationship with citrus fruits is reminiscent of white flowers and miniature red fruits.
Muraya can be attributed to one of the longest flowering plants, which absolutely does not need a rest period. In addition, this representative of the world of the flora has one more characteristic feature: it can be simultaneously attended by flowers and already ripened fruits. Outwardly the berries are like a hawthorn. They can even be eaten. The flesh has a sweetish taste. But the taste of fruits has a piquant note. Flower of Muraya: how to care?
Muraiu is better to grow from seeds. Each fruit contains two seeds. It is worth noting a good germination. If watering is regular, then after 25-30 days, friendly shoots will start appearing. The seedlings begin to grow at the age of 3-4 months, while the plant is content with minimal care.
High air humidity and soil murai is not needed. The temperature should not be too high, but the roots need space. In winter, the plant develops well on the windowsill with an average temperature of 17-19 degrees. In summer, the muraia likes to soak up the fresh air, in the shade of the trees. It needs bright lighting, but it should be cleaned from direct summer sun rays exotas to prevent burns on the leaves. In winter, when the streets are dark and cloudy, backlighting is essential.
And although the problems of cultivation are not typical for muraiya, fertilizing it is still necessary. From spring to autumn, once every two weeks, the soil is planted with a weak solution of mineral flower fertilizer. In October, fertilizer sticks can be inserted into the soil. There are three of them, if the pot does not exceed 21 cm in diameter.
Crown Murai can not be cut off and not corrected. It is not recommended to touch even twigs with fallen fruits, because in a couple of days they will begin to appear new buds.
Muraii transplantation means that you must pick up loose and not too greasy soil. Optimum is considered a mixture of equal parts of river sand, peat and high-quality vegetable garden land. Only the latter must necessarily be decontaminated. To do this, it is spilled 2 or 3 weeks before the transplant by a microbiological agent or a simple solution of potassium permanganate. So much moisture is needed so that the earth clod is not dry. But in order to prevent overabundance of moisture, a drain is placed in the pot, filling it with a capacity of about 1/3.Do not bury the root neck in the soil, since the plant can subsequently stop flowering and fruiting. You can transplant a plant every year.