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Gfp Stephania erecta in ceramic pot

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Tender Loving Care Advice for Stephania erecta in ceramic pot

A very unusual caudex plant, with a stem swollen like a round ball. Sprouts in spring in a nice fine vine with round leaves and yellowish flowers. Prefers moderate water and filtered light. Can be grown as a unique bonsai plant on your desktop or window sill. The plant will go into dormancy after one growing cycle. It will sprout again after re-planting.

Growing Conditions 

Light: It prefers locations with a lot of sun. If grown indoor, fluorescent grow lights would be required.

Water: Watering from bottom is preferred but shake off excess water after sitting in water. Ensure soil is kept moist but not damp.

Soil: It prefers high quality peat based and well drained loose media.

Fertilizer: Feed the plant every month 1-2 times with small amount of controlled- release fertilizer.

Pests & diseases: Common pests include aphids, mealybug and mites.

Others: Trim of branches and long wines may be required at times to promote new growth and let the plant stay healthy and under control.

Common problems : Aphids, root rot and leaf spot - Remove plants from their pots immediately if they show signs of root rot or leaf spot.

 

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