Sonerila Margaritacea, is a low growing bushy house-plant with beautifully marked leaves. It flowers briefly in the Autumn with clusters of pretty little pink flowers. This tropical plant grows actively all year long.
Water moderately at all times, 2 or 3 times a week in Summer, once a week in Winter.
Apply standard liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks in Summer.
Re-pot once a year in Spring, move plants into pots one size larger until 5-6 inch pot has been reached. Although as the plant tends to get rather leggy, it is often better to propagate new plants then to re-pot old plants.
Propagate at any time from mid-Spring to early Autumn by 2 or 3 inch long stem cuttings taken from near the base of the plant. Remove bottom leaves and dip in rooting powder. Plant 2 or 3 cuttings together in a 3 inch pot of moistened equal parts of peat moss and perlite or coarse sand. Enclose the whole in a plastic bag and stand it in a warm place in bright filtered light.
Give Sonerila bright filtered light all year long. It does not like direct light and mid-day sun can kill. It is ideal for growing in terrariums and bottle gardens.
Sonerila likes a moist atmosphere. Spray every other day, if possible stand pot on saucer of wet pebbles.
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The first potatoes were cultivated in Peru about 7,000 years ago.