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Good morning ... I don't know if you write like that, but I think you recognize it. I have two, a small one with small leaves and a huge one.
Should I change the vessels because it has so many children and they are no longer there, in what period could I transfer them? I also have a ficus beniamino, it has a full tuft at the top, but the trunk tends to be without leaves ... how can I do to make the bust invigorate too?
Thank you ... you are really fantastic ...
the spatifillo (Spathiphyllum) is an evergreen plant with a rhizomatous root; with the passing of the years these rhizomes tend to become increasingly larger, each producing a thick rosette of erect leaves; in spring these plants are repotted, providing them with a slightly larger pot than the previous one. For the spatifillo it is used a soil consisting of a mixture made with a little soil for acidophilic plants, mixed with a little sand and universal soil, in order to obtain a well-drained but soft and slightly acidic substrate. If the plant has produced many side shoots, instead of simply repotting them, you can think of dividing the rhizome into some portions, to be repotted individually. Also this operation is practiced at the beginning of spring, and we proceed by raising the plant from the pot and cutting the rhizome into some pieces; each piece must be accompanied by some well-developed filamentous roots; the pieces thus obtained should be repotted in individual containers, and kept in a fairly warm place until late spring, watering them and fertilizing them as if they were already adult plants; before placing the pieces of rhizome in a pot sprinkle them with fungicide, to prevent them from becoming prey to fungal parasites ... To cut the rhizome use a very sharp, clean and disinfected knife. You can disinfect the knife simply by using denatured alcohol.
The ficus often lose leaves in the lower part because they receive little brightness, try to move your plant to a brighter area of the house, and stimulate the production of new shoots even in the lower part by pruning the plant at the apex, removing part of the foliage in the high part. In doing so the plant should produce branches also at the bottom, but only if it receives the right amount of light; if you move your ficus, remember to avoid placing it next to heat sources, such as radiators, fireplaces, stoves, and even away from the air conditioner; it also avoids placing it in an area of the house where it can be inadvertently affected by drafts, because ficus do not like sudden temperature changes.
To have a healthy and luxuriant plant remembered also, from March to September, to provide a good fertilizer for green plants periodically, every 12-15 days, dissolved in the water of the watering.