Gardening

Plant of the lily family

The liliaceae family comprises more than 4000 species grouped into 280 genera. This family is made up of herbs with rhizomes, bulbs or tubers, which are extremely useful in the places where they are most abundant due to their regenerative capacity in the face of fire, drought and other adverse situations. In this post, I will share with you 2 plants of the lily family .

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Asparagus fern (Asparagus sprengeri)

The Asparagus sprengeri , also known as asparagus fern , is a 40 cm tall perennial plant with tuberous roots, belonging to the Liliaceae family and native to South Africa. Perfect for indoors and sheltered patio.

It has a modified stem in the form of a light green leaf, one centimeter long, arranged on an axis with tubular development; small, unattractive white flowers that develop in summer.

Provide a substrate with equal parts river surf, black earth and peat, as well as intense light, protected from direct sunlight at midday; a humid atmosphere and a watering every three days in the summer, weekly in the winter.

On the other hand, it uses 10 grams of compound fertilizer in spring, and propagates by planting and separation of bushes in spring. This plant is resistant to parasitic causes and cannot stand frost.

Dracena (Dracaena marginata)

The Dracaena marginata , also known as Dracena , is a branched perennial that has a stem 1.2m high and 2.5 cm in diameter, belonging to the Liliaceae family and native to Madagascar. Perfect for interior.

It has linear leaves 40 cm long, rigid and green with veins and red edges arranged in rosettes at the end of the stem; small, white flowers, grouped in the inflorescence, only bloom in their habitat.

Provide a substrate composed of peat, river surf and black earth, as well as intense light, with direct sunlight during the morning or in partial shade; a humid atmosphere and moderate watering every 4 days in summer and every 10 days in winter.

On the other hand, water with a solution of 0.5 g of ammonium sulfate per liter of water in spring, and propagate by cutting in spring. This plant is frequently attacked by mealybugs ; they are controlled with a systemic insecticide.

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