Bouquet dichorizandra - a collector's dream - care

Bouquet dichorizandra – a collector’s dream – care

When guests come to me, debates and questions always arise about this particular flower: “Oh, we’ve never seen the dracaena bloom!”, “And what, this bamboo can bloom SO!?”, “Yes, this is not a babmuk, and even more so – dracaena, – argues the third, – this is some kind of African hyacinth! ” And once my flower was even called an indoor delphinium, although its leaves are completely different, broad-lanceolate. And what is interesting, when a plant is at rest, it almost does not arouse interest, but when it blooms, then a rare person will remain indifferent. I have to explain that neither hyacinth, nor dracaena, nor bamboo, and even less my delphinium Dichorizandra bouquet (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora) has no relation.

Dichorisandra bouquet (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora). Farmer Kiasog

Dihorizandra (COM)Dichorisandra) Is a genus of perennial plants of the Kommelin family (Commelinaceae), includes about 40 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants originating from Central and South America.

Although the flowers collected in dense ears-panicles are blue-violet with some blueness, and indeed resemble a bouquet of either hyacinths or delphiniums, they look fabulous.

Growing dichorizandra bouquet at home

Dichorizandras are indeed very rare indoor plants. But I’m sure that over time they will have more prospects. They belong to the commeline family. Their distant homeland on the other hemisphere of the Earth, in the impenetrable twilight and humid forests of Brazil. That is why the dichorizandra at rest willingly stays at some distance from the window, but of course, in the farthest corner of the room she will not be comfortable. And in the spring, it must definitely be exposed closer to the light so that the buds are tied. And feeding will not interfere.

Dichorizandra are herbaceous perennials with tuberous rhizomes. Tall stems with slightly swollen internodes really resemble young bamboo shoots. But of course, the most important thing is the unusual color of the flowers. Each opened bud on a spike-inflorescence immediately turns into a curl, which makes it look like a hyacinth, at the base of blue-blue or violet-blue (depending on the lighting) flowers a white contrasting spot, which gives the entire dichorizandra inflorescence an extraordinary relief and volume.

Dichorizandra bouquetDichorizandra is bunchy. Farmer Linda Ross

After a sufficiently long flowering, the stems die off. By the fall, the plant plunges into a state of dormancy, then it really looks like the Dracaena Derem. If the wilted flower is not cut off, a fruit is formed – a thin-walled box surrounded by overgrown sepals, and resembles a berry. Seeds of dichorizandra are prickly, reticulate, ribbed.

The Encyclopedia of Botany says that dichorizandra seeds can even pass intact through the gastrointestinal tract of animals. And this is how plants reproduce in nature. And for reproduction in indoor conditions, spring cuttings, dividing the rhizome, planting seeds are suitable.

Caring for dichorizandra bouquet

The plant loves humus-rich soil, good watering during the flowering period, frequent spraying all year round. The dichorizander must be protected from the dry air of the rooms: it must not be placed next to the central heating radiators, on the southern window, in direct sunlight. It looks great in a high flowerpot, and not in a low pot, since the leaves have a tendency to bristle in different directions. Placed in a tall flowerpot, or on a stand, the specimen plant looks very impressive, even during dormancy.

There is another type of Dichorizandra – Dichorizandra royal (Queen Dichorisandra), which differs from Buketocvetnaya in smaller leaves and looser, sparse inflorescences. Royal dichorizandra is of two types – with longitudinal stripes along the leaf (variegated) and monophonic. This plant is less adapted to indoor conditions, more complex content, although this will not confuse a real collector.

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora)Dichorisandra thyrsiflora (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora)

Blooming blue-blue ears of Dichorizandra bouquet-flowering are perfectly combined with blooming geraniums (pelargoniums) of pink-lilac and white color, hibiscus, cyclamen and other indoor flowers.

To make the bouquet dichorizander look more attractive at rest, I planted a fern (nephrolepis Exzaltata bostoniensis) with drooping vines around its base. Such a composition looks gorgeous on a high flower stand. Plants do not interfere with each other at all: after all, in nature they are often near. The most important thing is attention and care, and our windows and interiors will sparkle with new fresh colors.

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