Rivina - home care, reproduction and transplantation
Rivina Is a stunted ornamental shrub of the Lakonosov family (Phykolaccaceae). Tropical and subtropical zones of America are considered his homeland. In modern housing, a low rivina is grown, which attracts amateur gardeners with a large number of berries, which literally strewn the plant.
Rivina undersized (Rivina humilis) It is an evergreen shrub that grows in height no more than 1-1.5 meters. The plant has strongly branched, slightly laced, partially lignified shoots. On the shoots you can see ovoid leaves with pointed ends, 10-12 cm long and about 4 cm wide. Green leaves with dense, short, light pubescence. Rivina blooms in small, pink-white inflorescences that are concentrated on small brushes, up to 10 cm long. The decorative value is the presence of small, bright red fruits, which attracts amateur gardeners. At the same time, there are species that are able to please the surrounding berries with a cherry or yellow hue.
Rivne care at home
Since this plant comes from the tropics, it is better for him to organize bright, diffused lighting, especially at times when there is a lack of light in general. In such conditions, the plant can shed berries.
In the summer, it is desirable to maintain the ambient temperature at + 20 ° C.With the advent of winter, the temperature should be lowered to + 15 ° С- + 18 ° С. At lower temperatures, the rivina can shed its leaves.
The plant needs systematic spraying. This indicates that it is necessary to maintain air humidity at the proper level.
With the onset of spring and throughout the summer, the rivina should be watered as the outer cover of the land dries. With the arrival of autumn, watering decreases, and with the arrival of winter, moisture is limited, especially if the flower hibernates at low temperatures.
During the period of vigorous growth (from spring to autumn), the flower is fed regularly, twice a month. In this case, preference should be given to top dressing intended for decorative and deciduous plants. In winter, when the flower is resting, it does not need to be fed.
Every year, with the advent of spring, the rivina is transplanted into containers, a little large in volume. It should be borne in mind that she prefers tight containers. In such conditions, it develops better, blooms and bears fruit. Soil is prepared from a combination of sheet, sod and humus earth in equal proportions. A drain should be placed in the tank to drain excess moisture.
With the arrival of early spring, a flower is rejuvenated. With the help of pruning, a general view of the bush is formed. Pruning is also necessary because exclusively young shoots bloom and bear fruit.
Rivine is bred using seeds or apical cuttings.The most acceptable option is the rooting of cuttings in the traditional way.
Diseases and Pests
Rivina is a fairly resistant plant against diseases and parasites.