The plant "muzhegon" and especially its content at home
Hoya or wax ivy is a winding evergreen vine belonging to the Lastovnev family. This plant is quite popular in our latitudes and often takes pride of place in the florist houses. Hoya is usually fleshy grown at home, its shoots reach a length of 6 meters. However, length is not the main difference. Once a year, wax ivy blooms: there are tassels that look like umbrellas, with small flowers with a pleasant aroma.
Many people ask themselves: is it possible to keep a plant hoya at home or in the office? And it is quite natural, because it is associated with it various signs. For a start, it is worth noting the "fleshy" type of leaves. Usually such a sheet structure is a sign that the plant will bring money and well-being in the financial sphere. However, in exchange for financial well-being, the plant can be expelled from the family of men (husband, sons), which is why it was called the muzhegon.This sign is associated with the fact that the plant belongs to the climbers. Naturally, to believe or not to these signs is a personal matter. Although many people prefer to keep a muzhegon away from their families, in order to minimize any negative impact on their close and dear people.
As for other superstitions, there is one that promises harmony in family relationships if Hoya settles at home. Probably, here harmony is associated with prosperity, because, you see, it is much easier to build relationships in a house where you do not have a constant need for money.
As can be seen, the signs regarding this plant are quite different and often contradictory. If you believe them, then you should not keep a muzhegon in the house, because on a subconscious level you will wait for trouble, attracting them to yourself. If you don't believe in superstition, then why not please yourself and your loved ones with a beautiful flower, which is easier to take care of.
Reproduction and planting
For planting the plant is best to use a pot of medium size. If you choose too big, then wax ivy will grow in length, but you can wait for flowering not soon.As for the soil, it is recommended to use in equal parts humus, sand, turf and leaf soil. At the very bottom of the tank are placed fragments of shards, expanded clay.
Hoya propagates by cuttings, seeds and air layering. However, reproduction by cuttings, in which semi-lignified shoots are used, is considered the most effective. Cut cuttings should be in the autumn or spring, the length of the cutting should be about 7-12 cm, to get 1-2 internodes. The cutting is placed in water in a warm room or rooted in wet sand. It will be possible to transplant into the pot when several leaves appear on the plant.
When the seedling begins to grow, it should establish a support, and for branching it needs to be attached. With regard to transplantation, then hoya does not like her, therefore, these manipulations should be carried out only as needed.
- Waxy ivy is a plant that loves light. Therefore, it is recommended to place the pot in the light, possibly on the window. Make sure that the flower does not fall into direct sunlight, as this can be fraught with burns on the leaves. A spot with diffused light will do.
- The temperature of wax ivy loves average: in the summer around 15-17 degrees, but not higher than 21 degrees. In winter, the optimum temperature is 13 degrees.
- You should not constantly change the place where the pot is located. Hoya prefers to stay in one place, and it can only be moved as a last resort and as rarely as possible.
Special attention should be paid to watering. When the plant is young enough and active growth is carried out, it should be watered regularly, but moderately. Control the soil so that it is not too dry. In winter, watering should be slightly reduced. In summer, periodically spray leaves with boiled water, except for the flowering period.
Several times a week it is recommended to feed the flower with complex fertilizers.
Sometimes it happens that the flowers begin to wither, and the leaves of the plant shrivel. This is a clear sign that the plant is suffering from an overabundance of moisture. Rescues in such a situation, a transplant in a new pot and extreme attention to the amount of water in the future.
In addition, for flowering is a little reduce watering.
Hoya is grown as a climbing plant or an ampelous plant, which can be used to braid a cornice beautifully or hang it from the ceiling in an interesting pot. With proper attention and proper care, this indoor flower will delight the owner with a pleasant aroma and beauty.