Mirts are evergreen plants, stunted trees and shrubs. They have opposite shiny leaves, lanceolate or oblong shape. Essential oils are produced from these plants, which are used in medicine, as well as in perfumes. In addition, this plant also has phytoncide properties. It cleanses the air in the room, reducing the content of various pathogenic microbes in it.
How to care for myrtle
Since ancient times, myrtle has been considered a symbol of beauty and happiness. In indoor conditions, a form called Mort ordinary is most often grown. It is a small tree or shrub with small leaves. Myrtle is widely used to decorate the interiors of premises. How to care for this plant? What conditions are needed for him?
It is better to provide a bright location for myrta, because he loves the sun. Although the plant tolerates the partial shade also normally.
The most optimal option for myrtle is 20-23 degrees. In the summer you can put it into the open air, for example, to the balcony, where it will feel very good. In winter, during the rest period, myrtle is best kept at a cool temperature, about 10-12 degrees. If during this period to leave myrtle in the warmth, there is a risk that the plant will drop the foliage.
How to care for myrtle
In the summer, watering for myrtle should be plentiful, and in winter – moderate. Due to drying the coma of the earth, he may turn yellow and even fall leaves. To water this indoor plant, water must first be softened.
Air humidity level
This plant is demanding of high humidity and therefore it is regularly required to spray. Moreover, for this purpose, as in watering, it is undesirable to use hard water.
Crowning and cutting crown
Myrtle can be cut as you like and give it to the crown any shape. It transfers the process of trimming and cutting it easily quite easily. The apical shoots must be periodically pinned, due to this crown of the plant will become more magnificent and thick.
For propagation, it is necessary to cut off the semi -dedicated cuttings from myrta, and then put them in a moisturized earthen mixture. It will be best to provide them with a temperature of 16-20 degrees. In this case, you need to periodically ventilate the room. Cuttings take root for 20-30 days.