It is an indoor plant, with a strong decorative effect. The plant’s scientific name is Nertera granadensis (it comes from the Greek “nerteros” short), and the popular name of this indoor flower is “Baca coral.”
The origins of this plant are located in Central America, Australia, New Zealand.
This plant is approximately of globular shape with the maximum height of 30-40 cm. This causes the plant to be decorative not only alone but also with other “measured” forms of her, in a composition of great stylistic effect.
The leaves are glossy green in different shades. Because they are very small, their contribution is insignificant from an esthetic point of view. Her white flowers appear in April, but these are completely negligible.
Fruits that are flowers of this plant are actually its real attraction. Even if they are of the size of a currant, or a pea, orange and so on, they are also persistent, remaining several months in a row on the branches. In full fruition, the plant has many more “berries” than the leaves, it is a true red-orange fireworks!
Plant care is challenging but not impossible. The problem is that he likes both light and shadow, so you must find such a place. This indoor flower should be protected from the direct sun and the excessive heat. During winter this is doing very well at temperatures of 10-12 degrees. The soil must be watered constantly, because the roots are affected by dry soil. Throughout the period of growth and flowering, the water added should be combined with fertilizer for green plants.
The composition of soil should be sandy with good drainage (not suffer heavy soils, compact). Warning! If, by mistake, you touch the leaves with water, they will not flourish anymore! You must replant them each spring and you will have to remove the diseased roots.
The propagation is made by seed plants, during spring (after being released in advance to dry) and by dividing the plant in autumn.
The most common pests are “afidiens” that “deal” with the commercial insecticides. If you see yellow-brown spots on the leaves, it is a sign that the place is too sunny, so there is an emergency to move it into another place.
You should know that Nertera gradanensis is the cultivated indoor flower version, but there are relatively a lot of widespread species like this all around the world.
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