Brutblatt - care and propagation

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The Brutblatt belongs to the large family of the thick-leafed plants, whose most well-known representatives are the Flammende Käthchen and the Madagascarklöckchen. The so-called breeding leaves formerly formed their own genus "Bryophyllum" and even now, due to their reproductive method, occupy a special position. Brood leaves are undemanding houseplants that are easy to propagate and almost never attacked by pests.
Origin, Species and Names of the Bread Sheet
The home of the breed leaf is Africa. Here you can often find meter high plants. In contrast, our popular breeding leaves rarely reach more than 50 cm high in rooms. In large pots on the terrace and balcony, however, it can be impressive plants with up to one meter. The botanical name of the breed leaf is Kalanchoe. The following breeder sheets are known to us:

  • Kalanchoe daigremontianum
  • Kalanchoe tubiflora
  • Kalanchoe crenata
  • Kalanchoe beharensis
  • Kalanchoe tomentosa
Of these, two types have found widespread use in homes and offices. On the one hand there is the breeding leaf Kalanchoe daigremontianum, which has large, triangular leaves and on the other Kalanchoe tubiflora with tubular leaves. In K. daigremontianum the brood-buds sit around the leaves, in K. tubiflora, however, only at the tips. Both breeds of leaves usually grow upright, but the shoots of K. tubiflora tend to bend downwards when they are taller. The bell-shaped, gray-violet flowers form only on mature, older plants and only in cool wintering. K. crenate has roundish leaves and bears few breeding buds. K. beharensis often grows meters high and is recognizable by its pointed, triangular leaves. They are woolly white hairy. K. tomentosea is a breeding leaf with fleshy, silvery hairy oval leaflets. The last three species are found mainly in plant lovers and in botanical gardens, as they are relatively large.
Brut leaves are among the least demanding plants and tolerate dry air very well. The hatchet loves a sunny spot, so it grows vigorously and gets a nice leaf drawing. In the apartment is a window seat to the southwest ideal. Outdoors, the hatchet should be sunny, but wind and weather protected. In autumn, it must then be given back in time for the first night frosts. Over the winter, love it leaves cooler, about 10¬į C are sufficient. Only then do they grow compactly. If they are wintered in heated rooms and thus kept too warm, the plants get thin, long shoots and there are no flowers.
Brood leaves are particularly easy to care for. They love a water-permeable and loose soil. The best is a mixture of normal potting soil and cactus soil in the ratio 1: 1. The brood-leaf stores the water in its thick, fleshy leaves. Therefore, you only pour when the earth is completely dry. Waterlogging and water in the coaster should be avoided. If it is kept cooler for wintering, it is only allowed to pour it very slightly, more like keeping cacti almost dry. Even when fertilizing the breeding leaves are not demanding. Only in the summer months do they get three to four times a fertilizer with cactus fertilizer. After the hibernation, about in March, the broiler leaf can be repotted. At the same time you can cut down on too high plants at the same time. This also promotes a nice branching.
The propagation of the breeding leaves is a "child's play" in the double sense. All you have to do is remove and plug in the tiny new plantlets (named Kindel) that have formed on the leaf margins. In most cases, they have already formed W√ľrzelchen on the mother plant. Usually they fall off and continue to grow where they find the appropriate underground. The broiler leaf can be propagated throughout the year. Although these kindles make the broiler leaf so interesting, they can be taken off without multiplying. As a result, the mother plant is more sustained in growth. Another type of propagation is the minds of plants that have become too large. You cut off the shoot tips, let them dry for a day and then put them into fresh soil.
Pests and diseases
The Brutblatt is an undemanding and thankful plant. You can really say it is never attacked by pests and diseases. However, if it is too wet, rot the roots and it can appear so-called springtails in the ground. Brut leaves get long and thin shoots, they were overwintered too warm. Even if overfertilized loses the
characteristic growth.
  • The Brutblatt is an undemanding but interesting plant
  • It can be kept in rooms all year round and outdoors in summer
  • It is especially easy to clean
  • It can be easily reproduced
  • It is not attacked by pests and diseases
useful information
There are around 30 different types of brood leaves, so the appearance is quite different.
Originally the breed leaf is native to Africa. The special feature of the breed leaf is its ability to vegetate. Fully trained, small young plants grow on the leaf margins. The hatch leaf needs a sunny spot so that it retains its beautiful leafy appearance and grows vigorously.
Too tall plants can also be shortened, or you can do this in midsummer (August). The independent propagation of the plant makes it easy to grow new plants. The young plants that have formed on the mother plant, just need to be removed and placed on a pot of soil. An increase can be made throughout the year. The broody leaf is very easy to care for and is rarely attacked by diseases.

Video Board: Immultire Kalanchoe Daigremontiana.

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