Serissa OR MoordAblagh
Serissa (or “Thousand Star Tree”) is an evergreen shrub grown from the Marenov family. The Iranian name moordablagh, The culture includes only one type of “Japanese” series, which is native to China, Indochina, and Japan. The individual characteristic of the tree is an unpleasant odor that is felt when the branches or bark of the trunk are damaged. The height of the plant in the natural environment is about 80 cm, indoors – 20-50 cm.
Evergreen shrub contains very shady branches of gray shade and lush crown, dense, leathery green leathery leaves about fifteen millimeters, large one-meter star flowers. Serissa can bloom throughout the twelve months but is primarily active during the spring-summer period. Over the years of cultivation and experimentation, different types of culture have been created that are dedicated to their own characteristics and features. They differ from the main species in terms of color, shades, and patterns of leaves and flowers. Varieties with double flowers and golden leaves became very popular among flower growers.
How to take care of Serissa at home
As a vegetarian, Serissa needs special attention and care. Complete breeding depends on the experience of the farmer. It will be much more difficult for beginners to create suitable conditions in the apartment.
Location and lighting
Scattered bright lighting for 8 to 12 hours a day is essential for serials throughout the year. In summer, the plant should be protected from the midday sun. It is recommended to place a container with Serissa on the window sills on the east or west side of the house. With a lack of light, the tree will not bloom, the leaves will fall. That is why in the autumn and winter months it is necessary to use fluorescent lamps for adequate lighting during the day
One of the problems with caring for Cercia is its adverse reaction to changing the direction of the light source on the tree. It is so sensitive that when moving to another location, it can respond by shedding leaves and unopened buds. Experienced growers are advised not to rearrange or move the plant unnecessarily
The optimum temperature for Cercia to fully develop varies in different seasons. For example, from spring to late summer, the thermometer should be in the range of 20-25 degrees, and it is useful if the plant is kept on the garden map or on the balcony during this time. Small temperature differences are not dangerous, and the main thing is that it does not cool to 10 degrees or less.
In the colder months, the plant needs a cooler room to feel normal.
A sensitive plant and the wrong irrigation regimen can react negatively. Serissa does not tolerate the drying of an earthen coma and excess moisture in the soil and even more so stagnant water. Any subsequent irrigation should be done only after the top layer of the bed has dried (about 3-4 cm). Irrigation is often not necessary, but very much.
A high level of constant humidity is what a flowering tree needs. This level can be maintained with the help of various methods and methods: a home steamer, a room fountain, small vessels with water and regular sprayers. This is especially true in the hot summer months.
The constructive cut helps to create a light bonsai composition and is well tolerated with the series.
For experienced growers, they recommend light, neutral, pH-neutral nutrient soils for Serissa growth. The most suitable soil mixture composition: one part of peat and lawn mowing clay, two parts of coarse river sand. To protect the substrate from flooding and stagnation, the bottom of the flower pot should be filled with reflected clay or other drainage material.
Fertilizers and fertilizers
Serisa is fed twice a month from March to August twice a week. If the tree is not in a dark, cool room, fertilizers are applied in the fall and winter months according to the same schedule. Do not forget the extra lighting during this period. With cool winter content, no fertilizer needed.+
When using complex mineral dressings, it is recommended that the concentration of the final solution be four times weaker than the instructions. Serissa also responds well to fat fertilizers for Sanpoli.
The simplest and most common method of growing Cercia is cuttings. For rooting, it is recommended to use non-slip cuttings. They are cut from the top of the branches so that there are at least three internals in each bunch. Rooting takes place in a special loose nutrient medium under greenhouse conditions. You can build a small greenhouse with low forced heating, which will help the rapid formation of the root system.