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2. Exakum related
The Persian violet exacum cannot boast of the same popularity as the uzambar violets that have become common in our interiors. But this plant flaunts with simpler, catchy and pretty flowers, forms bushes "like a picture." This is one of the oldest and most beloved compact room decorations in the West, combining unpretentiousness and endurance with abundant flowering.
Exacums related (Exacum affine), like other indoor short-lived plants, bloom almost tirelessly. Traditionally, their flowering period lasts about 4 months and for various exacums it lasts from May to September or from June to October.
Five-petaled, with an ideal rounded shape of petals, medium-sized, but very catchy flowers of the exacum attract by the purity of colors, perfectly in harmony with the bright eye of the stamens.
Dazzlingly golden, they form, though not large, but very beautiful center of the flower and seem to be a shining decoration on a perfectly symmetrical corolla. No matter how many flowers bloom at the exacum, they are always perceived as a small miracle and conquer with pure colors and a cheerful character.
The color palette of exacums is very limited. Among these plants, there are only white-flowering or purple ones, with varying degrees of saturation of flower colors. But on the other hand, among the exacums you can find simple, terry varieties and even specially bred fragrant varieties.
The relentlessly blooming flowers do not diminish the beauty of the greenery of this plant. Exacums develop in the form of compact, very dense, more pillow-like densely branched bushes up to 15 - 20 cm high. Glossy, rich in color, heart-shaped large leaves create a strikingly beautiful crown. Among modern exacums, one can find plants with both the classic color of greenery, and variegated varieties decorated with various stripes, against the background of which the flowers seem almost alien.
Exacums are representatives of rather rare indoor biennials. These plants bloom only in the second year, but immediately after flowering they die off, it is simply impossible to save them as perennial bushes. Fortunately, the simplicity of reproduction makes life much easier for lovers of Persian violets.
There is no need to create any specific conditions for exakums. This plant has no special requirements for air humidity, which greatly simplifies the selection of a comfortable environment and allows you to grow exacum literally on any windowsill. For him, standard room air temperature indicators are quite comfortable (the optimal value is from 15 to 22 degrees). Ekzakum loves frequent ventilation, needs constant access to fresh air, and will not give up space in the open air. This is a fairly light-loving plant, but does not tolerate direct sunlight (as part of the choice of locations with diffused lighting for exacums, you can also select slightly shaded areas).
Caring for this little one with simple flowers and a bright eye actually boils down to maintaining a light constant soil moisture. Exacum does not like waterlogging, it is better to avoid stagnant water or too abundant watering, for these procedures the plant prefers extremely soft water. You will need an exakum and frequent fertilization in the form of weekly dressings.
Exacums propagate by cuttings from uterine specimens, which are kept cool during the winter for cutting branches in early spring. Exakum can also be obtained from seeds that are sown either in June or in February.
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