Plant the breeding leaf
The location for your breeding leaf should be bright, if possible also sunny. However, the blazing midday sun should be avoided. If it's outside, protect your breeding leaf from wind and rain. Dry heating air, on the other hand, does not damage the breeding leaf.
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It is best to plant your breeding leaf in a water and air permeable clay pot, at least two centimeters larger than the root ball of your plant. The soil should be well drained and loose. A slight lime content is not a problem. Special cactus or succulent soil is well suited. You can also mix regular potting soil with sand.
Water and fertilize the breeding leaf
You should only fertilize your breeding leaf during the growth phase and it does not require large amounts of water. Root rot occurs easily in waterlogging, so good water drainage is important.
Diseases and pests in the breeding leaf
The breeding leaf is relatively robust and, with good care, is rarely attacked by pests or diseases. If the humidity is too high, it reacts quickly with powdery mildew. You can easily recognize this by its poor growth, gray or whitish spots or curled leaves. If the breeding leaf is overwintered too warm or over-fertilized, the flowers will fail and long, thin shoots will form.
The brood leaf in winter
The breeding leaf is not hardy. Accordingly, it should only be outside in summer, but is also very suitable as a houseplant. In winter it needs a cool break at around 10 ° C, otherwise it will develop horny shoots. Water it very little so that the root ball does not dry out completely and stop fertilizing until spring.
The essentials in brief:
- Location: bright, if possible sunny
- Soil: loose, well-drained, slightly calcareous
- easy to care for
- Avoid waterlogging
- Pour moderately to little
- only fertilize in summer
- Pruning promotes bushy growth
- Overwinter at around 10 ° C
In a bright spot, your breeding leaf grows bushy with a beautiful leaf color.