A rare and unusual culture diversifies the options for landscaping residential premises. But it is worth remembering that all parts of this culture contain fairly large concentrations of toxic substances. Neo-Maric flower or walking iris is unpretentious and gives abundant bloom even in difficult climatic conditions. This allows in the summer to successfully grow a culture in the garden in the open field. In this case, the output is excellent shear material for bouquets and flower arrangements.
Walking neo-maric iris is found in large numbers in the wild forests of Brazil, but with a decrease in the area of forest plantations, its population also suffers. Therefore, in the cultural selection of botany tend to preserve the original genetic types of culture. In the people there is another name for the flower - the apostolic iris. This is due to the fact that the first floral arrows begin to delight their appearance only after the plant has increased 12 leaves. Although there are exceptions to this rule.
Caring for a neomarite at home it is necessary first of all to monitor the regularity of irrigation and the application of mineral fertilizers. Look at the photo of the flower of a neomarich - it is such beautiful and strong plants that you can grow with your own hands:
Description of culture and its photos
Walking iris possesses a powerful peduncle, which in the conditions of open ground reaches a length of 2 meters. At home, the flower arrow can grow to 1 meters in length. The description of the culture indicates that after the end of the flowering period, planting material is formed on the peduncle - these are daughter rosettes and seeds. Preferred vegetative propagation method using air layering. Seed propagation is a long, until 5-years, the absence of flowering. Often for rooting kids enough to bend the spike to the ground in another pot. Look at the photo of the culture and appreciate its attractiveness for indoor breeding:
Cultivation in open ground in Russia is possible only in the south. In winter, a cold snap to minus 15 degrees Celsius is enough to completely kill the entire root system. Allowed the so-called container method of cultivation. In winter, bushes are brought into heated premises, and in spring they are planted in open ground.
Neomarika belongs to a large family of irises; it came to us from the tropical forests of South America. In total, botanists and florists know more than 20 plant species. A common variety - neomarika slender or Neomarica gracilis has a rich deciduous mass with a xiphoid shape. The impressive length of the sheet, up to 60 cm, creates an unforgettable impression. The average flower diameter is 10 - 12 cm, on 1 a spike can be placed a group of 15 buds. The life of one full-blown flower - no more than 15 hours - in the morning it blooms, and fades by the evening. But he is replaced on the next day by the next bud.
The northern neomarite is distinguished by a large variety of petal shades. Neomarica northiana gives just a giant leaf length (up to the 1 meter) and allows you to enjoy the colors of lavender and blue, white and pink.
Rules for the care of neomarich at home (planting, feeding, reproduction)
Properly organized conditions of growth of this culture guarantee success. The rules of agricultural engineering are quite simple. Before you organize the care of a neomarich at home, it is important to choose the place of her permanent stay. The illumination required is quite bright, but at the same time there should not be direct sunlight. It can be placed next to the window curtained with a tulle curtain. Western and northern windows will also be a decent habitat. The second important factor is temperature. If in summer there are no special requirements, then starting from the end of October, a gradual decrease in temperature to 12 degrees Celsius is required. At the same time, the watering frequency decreases. In this state, the walking iris winters successfully and gaining strength for the subsequent flowering.
Proper planting is carried out in the autumn or spring. In order to reproduce neomaris, you need to root aerial babies on the peduncle. Then they are deposited in separate pots. Feed should be carried out a week after transplantation. Fertilization is not required during the winter period. Mineral complexes can be fed from mid-February.
Throughout the spring and summer, you should sprinkle the deciduous mass daily, trying not to fall on the buds. It is better to choose complexes with a uniform NPK content.
The transplant of adult neomarich plants takes 1 once every 3 year. When choosing a pot, you should choose wide and not very deep containers. The root system of the plant is branched and located close to the surface. At the bottom of the drainage is laid. The soil must have a neutral chemical reaction. Acid and alkaline soils are not suitable.