Currently, acacia varieties such as silver and armed are most widely used for growing at home. These plants are large enough, have leaves of a complex structure, slightly pubescent, and inflorescences are often spike-like, yellow or white, with a pleasant aroma. In order for the acacia to take root, it is necessary to fulfill certain requirements for planting and caring for it.
Carry out the breeding process in winter or early spring, when daylight hours begin to increase. Use cuttings of an adult plant or ripe seeds as planting material.
Before planting, pre-soak the seeds in water for 48 hours, and also warm the soil to a temperature of at least + 15 ° C. Add sand and peat to the soil, and make the planting depth in the range from 1 to 2 cm.
Root cuttings in shallow flower pots. Transplant a grown plant (about 3 years old) in the spring at the end of flowering, but not more often than once every two years.
Choose a spacious, bright room for the plant with the possibility of regular ventilation. Acacia is not a cold-resistant plant, so keep it indoors in the cold season, but take it outside in the summer.
Water acacia in moderation in winter and abundantly in spring, summer and autumn. Do not spray the plant as it doesn't need it. Apply fertilizers and fertilizers regularly to the soil, necessary for growth and abundant flowering. Stimulate flowering by removing branches as the flowers wilt.
In case of non-observance of the rules of caring for acacia, its appearance will “point out” you to mistakes. If leaves begin to wither or buds fall off, then adjust the watering or change the substrate. If the leaves begin to fade, lose color, then check the level of illumination of the room, use additional fluorescent lamps in winter.
After the acacia has been in the shade for a long time, gradually add more light output. If the leaves are damaged by dark spots, insulate the room and isolate drafts. If the tips of the leaves are dry and brown in color, then humidify the air in the room and increase the watering.
Pay attention to the air temperature in the room; in a too hot microclimate, the plant can be damaged by a spider mite or scabbard.