Dihondra "Silver Falls" - a wonderful plant

Not so long ago in the indoor horticulture there was a novelty.She was a beautiful decorative foliage basket plant, called the "Dihondra silver."It was first presented at the International Exhibition of gardening, "Flowers-2004".There is a plant was awarded a silver medal.


Dihondra "Silver Falls" refers to a broad family of convolvulaceae.There are about ten species of this amazing plant.Homeland dihondry considered subtropical and tropical swamps and rainforests of America, East Asia and Australia.

Dihondra "Silver Falls" - a basket plant, which does not require special care.It has numerous thin lashes, which hang down by two meters, and in warmer climates - to six.Branches covered with small-sized silver leaves may travel along the surface of the soil.Flowers plants no special interest, as they are quite homely in appearance.

design use

Dihondra "Silver Falls" is considered one of the best decorative deciduous crops, which are planted in pots or hanging baskets.The plant is loved

and phyto masters.It draws attention to the unusual color of the leaves, which can serve as a wonderful backdrop for any flowering crops.
If you are in a conservatory decide to create an imitation of a lake or flowing stream, you need dihondra "Silver Falls".Photos of these designs speak of the ability of plants to serve the true ornament of any plot.Flowing dihondry stalks reaching the soil, take root and continue to grow.

particularly attractive this culture appears under the trees and the garden in the shade, where can not grow lawn grass.Dihondra "Silver Falls" is often planted in the gaps between the slabs of tracks on the patio.


decoration of any room will dihondra "Silver Falls".Reviews say the owners of these plants is that they feel great in partial shade or in the sun.The temperature in the room where the dihondra must be eighteen to twenty degrees.It is extremely desirable that the air is cooled below ten degrees.

The plant marshland is an amazing dinar "Silver Falls".Cultivation should take place in the humid air.In such circumstances, it feels much better.In the dry air, it is desirable to spray the plant.

Watering dihondru recommended time, because this plant is accustomed to wet soil.However, the container must be good drainage, as the stagnation of water in the plant field disappears.But to overdrying, no matter how it was amazing dihondra quite stable.

Feeding is carried out in the summer, when there is an intensive growth of ornamental plants.It is sufficient to apply conventional fertilizer once every fourteen days.If Houseplants in the winter it should not be fed.

To have decorative dihondry was more dense and beautiful Crown, branches should be regularly trimmed.In winter, the plant should be moved into the room.Before that, all the long loop should be removed.

As for the soil, by its composition dihondra not particularly demanding.Recommended acidity is in the range from 3.3 to 8 pH.

seed propagation

dihondry Young shoots can be derived from stem cuttings.For the cultivation of suitable plants and seeds to be sown in a bowl in January or February.In order

good germination require the creation of favorable conditions for plants.Flat dish must be covered with glass.It is required to maintain constant temperatures (from twenty-two to twenty-four degrees) and humidity.Approximately one week after planting seedlings appear.Since then, the glass bowls need to gradually clean.Seedlings need to dive.However, this should be done only after the seedlings appear when two leaf.This shoots transferred to a separate small-sized container, the diameter of which shall be ten centimeters.In dihondry "Silver Falls" shoots are green.Young specimens grow very slowly.The most surprising decorative plant reaches only three or three and a half months.

Vegetative reproduction

is much more simple reproduction by stem cuttings.Crop dihondru often enough.Cuttings obtained after shearing, easily take root in teplichke.Growing shoots can simply be laid on the wet ground and pressed in several places.

When soil sprout roots, the stem can be cut.The temperature of the ambient air should be in the range of from twenty-two to twenty-four degrees.