A bonsai ammonium plant has been bred for use in small aquariums. From a botanical point of view, experts put it on a par with the well-known Karolinskaya Bakopol. However, there are significant differences between them. Owners of small aquariums needed slowly increasing in size vegetation, to lessen pruning bushes. That is why breeders spent years on selection research.
- Characteristics plants
- landing Features and breeding
- Variable illumination
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Not having enough experience and knowledge and experience in botany, people will be able to find ammonium bonsai( AB) without any problems. It differs by a strong and straight stalk. If you touch it, it feels slightly fleshy to the touch. It seems to many that ammonium( ammania) meristem has a rather impressive stalk acting as a counterweight. While the leaves pull the plant in one direction, the stem tries to balance the whole "construction".
In addition, there are several other characteristics:
- Hypersensitivity to changing habitat conditions;
- Resistance to changes in the degree of illumination;
- Resistance to pests;
- Year round.
Features of planting and breeding
As mentioned earlier, this plant is very demanding on the conditions of detention. In this regard, it is necessary to prepare everything necessary in advance. Everything begins with the system of water heating in the aquarium. The minimum temperature should not fall below 22 degrees Celsius, and the maximum - rise above 28 degrees. Increased attention is paid to the level of water hardness - dh fluctuates at the level of 2-12.
Aquarists with experience recommend taking full responsibility to the listed indicators. It is enough to deviate from them by 1-2 units, so that the plant is dead. An indication that its content is organized correctly will be the formation of multiple ornamental thickets. Over the next 2-5 months will add from 1 to 3 cm in height.
To keep this dynamics will allow the following:
- 24-hour water filtration system in the aquarium;
- Every day at least ¼ of the total liquid must be replaced;
- The acidity level is in the range of 6.5 to 7.5 pH;
- Daily addition of top dressing containing CO2;
- Regular use of complex mineral fertilizers.
Adjusting the degree of illumination
One of the most important parameters that can directly affect its physical changes is the level of light. As mentioned above, ammonium is not very demanding on the total amount of incoming light. It should be remembered that its shortage or excessive quantity will slow or speed up its growth accordingly. Optimum is the light intensity in the range from 0.4 to 0.6 W / l.
. If the intensity of the aquarium lighting is less than 0,25 W / l, then the following is observed:
- Attenuation of leaves located in the lower part of the plant;
- Appearance of a faded hue at the base;
- Smooth withering away of parts of leaves;
- Extension of the stem in length.
Ammania bonsai: practical care recommendations
As the preparatory phase is completed, care should be given to the technology. In view of the fact that the leaves of ammonium bonsai grow slowly enough, the haircut is performed no more often than 1 time in 2 months. It should be remembered that this indicator should be strictly observed. Producing a haircut more often than this time is not recommended.
Too rare haircuts are also contraindicated. In view of the physical characteristics of Ammania, as it develops, the food and processing of incoming light is slow enough. This means that too large sprouts will take almost the entire nutrient medium.
Aquarists call for this not to be brought about, due to the following reasons:
- Reduction in growth intensity;
- Gradual fall of the processes;
- Reduces the amount of light consumed;
- Gradual decay of stems.
It is optimal to cut about 2/3 of the plant during the cutting process. At this cut off tops need to be planted nearby. As a result, it will be possible to increase the area occupied by the plant. From a practical point of view, as a primer only river sand is used. Any artificial materials of ammonia will not accept. Attention should also be paid to the degree of soil salinity.
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If you can not get river sand, then a traditional medium-density soil will do. As the growth of ammonium continues, bonsai will reproduce exclusively by cuttings. That is why it is necessary to create comfortable conditions for this in the aquarium. In this case, the natural order of things will be preserved. It is strongly recommended that you constantly look after her physical condition.