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Siphonochilus kirkii

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Siphonochilus kirkii
Siphonochilus kirkii belongs to the Zingiberaceae or Ginger species. An old name is Kaempferia kirkii. It is a perennial with a thick rhizome. The species grows in a large part of Eastern Africa, both in the tropics and the subtropics. It grows there in forests and sometimes in the vicinity of termite mounds. The blooms appear when the leaves are already fully grown. The bloom of each flower is short, but new buds and flowers are always appearing.
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Siphonochilus kirkii natural habitat
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Siphonochilus kirkii Siphonochilus kirkii Siphonochilus kirkii Siphonochilus kirkii Siphonochilus kirkii natural habitat
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
special

Product info

Siphonochilus kirkii is a herbaceous perennial plant that dies aboveground in nature during the dry winter months and the tuberous roots overwinter in the ground. Because the plant plays a major role in traditional medicine, it is almost extinct in the wild.
Height:
2 cm
2 cm
Width:
2 cm
2 cm
Adult height:
100 cm
100 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Temperature winter:
5 °C
5 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Creeping
creeping
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Special
special
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

This species is easy to grow in pots. Give it a big pot and humus-rich soil and put it in a lightly shaded spot. Water generously during the growing season and feed every 14 days. Gradually reduce water after the flowering period and during winter dormancy, water just enough to keep the soil from drying out completely. It is an ideal plant for a living room with sufficient humidity, a conservatory or a garden room.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Protection:
Watering from above
watering from above
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
5 °C
5 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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