How much water does MyroStar need?
To activate MyroStar, fill the planter with water to approx. 1 cm below the top rim of the pot. The soil will soak up the water. After one day remove the water left in the planter. This humidity is normally sufficient for the first week.
The continuation of the culture of MyroStar corresponds to a normal indoor plant. As soon as the soil is dry and the leaves start to become weak, add water so that the soil is completely wet and a little bit of water remains in the lower part of the planter. If possible use soft water (rain water). MyroStar can be exposed to rain if the temperature is above 12°C.
Avoid leaving the soil sodden for several days.
Can MyroStar wither?
In times of water shortage the leaves shrink and dry out. But the dry leaves are not dead. They are in a quiescent state and will revitalize with water.
What is a favorite location for MyroStar
MyroStar thrives best in a light, sunny position. Protect from drafts.
Temperatures of 20-25°C are favorable during activation of MyroStar. Well developed plants easily support lower temperatures down to 12°C.
Does MyroStar need a quiescent state?
In its natural location MyroStar passes several times a year through the cycle of desiccation and revival.
In cultivation, MyroStar can grow all over the year without a quiescent state. Since the plant prefers a sunny position, it is favorable to let the plant pass the winter in a dry state.
How old does MyroStar become?
MyroStar is a perennial plant. With good conditions the plant will bloom again for several years.
How does MyroStar proliferate?
Older plants tiller. But the separation of the offshoots is difficult and is not recommended. From time to time mature seeds are produced, which can be sown.
How does MyroStar overwinter?
MyroStar overwinters best in a dry state. In the dry state it does not matter if the storage place is bright or in the dark. Even temperatures of minus 5°C are no problem. Important is complete dryness.If a sunny position (winter garden) is available, MyroStar may remain green all year at temperatures above 12°C.
Can MyroStar overwinter outdoor?
MyroStar is not hardy. The green leaves are not frost resistant.
How is MyroStar fertilized?
During the growth phase, a commercial fertilizer for flowers can be used in normal concentration.
How long does MyroStar bloom?
MyroStar blooms all through the summer. New flowers are formed in the axilla of new leaves.
What is the origin of MyroStar?
The plants are cultivated in Switzerland.
The original locations of MyroStar are arid zones of Africa.