Bird Families

Fighting the apple flower beetle: effective methods to get rid of the flower pest on the apple tree


Aglaonema does not set high watering requirements. These houseplants have no problem with more or less water as long as the roots are not in the water. Therefore, if in doubt, it is better to postpone watering.

Aglaonema stays at its best if the soil is slightly damp in summer and may dry out in winter between watering cycles. The amount of water for irrigation depends on several factors, so it is advisable to start with a small amount of water. If the soil dries out within four days, water more often. If the soil is still very moist after ten days, water less often.

The best soil moisture meter is your finger. Use your finger to push through the soil of the houseplant to see if the soil feels damp. With a new houseplant, it is advisable to do this regularly at the beginning. After several waterings, you will know how much and how often your Aglaonema needs water.

It is often not necessary to spray Aglaonema, because new shoots of leaves begin to rot in it. Carry out preventive work against pests. You can also rinse Aglaonema several times a year.This removes any bugs and dust that is present, which makes the leaves shine beautifully again. This can be done by covering the soil with cellophane as much as possible and rinsing Aglaonema in the shower with warm water. Do this both below and above the sheet. If you are not using cellophane, be careful not to overflow the soil.

Light and temperature conditions. Aglaonema grows naturally under large trees in the rainforest. Therefore, the plant feels perfectly normal in a room with little light. The more light a plant receives, the faster it will grow. But too much direct sunlight can burn the leaf. Aglaonema should be in a room with natural light, only artificial light is not enough.

Aglaonema feels comfortable on the north window, the south window is undesirable, unless she stands at a distance of 3-4 meters from the window.

Aglaonem species that have red leaf tints like a lighter consecration than green species.

C symptoms in indoor plants

  • Too much light: leaves usually turn yellow
  • Too little light: falling leaves
  • Too little light: stagnant growth

Minimum temperature

During the day:18 ℃
At night:12 ℃

She painlessly tolerates a temporary drop in temperature. I personally conducted the experiment, left Aglaonema on the balcony for 10 days, the night temperature was 3-5 degrees, the daytime temperature was 5-8 degrees. Subject is alive, well, and harmless. THIS EXPERIMENT I have rules to understand how the plant feels when sent to another region, if suddenly there is a sharp drop in temperature.

Since Aglaonema grows in tropical forests, high temperatures are not terrible for her.

General characteristics

Apple flower beetle (Anthonomus pomorum) belongs to the family of weevils, the order of beetles. Since the insect feeds on the formed buds of a pear or apple tree, it can cause serious damage to the crop.

Flower beetles (genus of birds)

Flower beetles are a genus of songbirds from the flower beetle family.

It unites birds that are found mainly in New Guinea and the Philippines. Another part of the range stretches from India through China to the southern borders of Australasia. They usually live in small groups in trees or bushes. They do not migrate, but remain faithful to their places of birth.

1. Description

These are small birds with short legs and tails. The plumage is not bright in color, both sexes are almost the same. In some species, males are distinguished by brighter plumage. The short beaks have small teeth-like projections that help them eat the sticky fruit. Their tongue curls up into a tube, making it easier to extract the nectar. In addition to him, they feed on berries and fruits, as well as insects and spiders. They prefer the yellow berries of the Loranthus longiflorus plant from the family of the belt flower, being an important factor in the spread of its seeds.

2. Reproduction

The nest has a round shape, is suspended from tree branches, the entrance to it is on the side. Various stalks and cobwebs are used as a building material. In clutch there are from two to four eggs.


Since Aglaonema grows slowly, replanting is often unnecessary. It is recommended to transplant the plant into a beautiful pot. Firstly, it is beautiful, and secondly, the plant has more opportunities to grow its roots. This can be done immediately after purchase, or preferably in the spring.Spring is the growing season and any damage to the roots will heal faster. Take a decorative pot with a diameter of at least twenty percent wider than the previous one. Use regular all-purpose soil with added perlite or vermiculite, I also add rice hulls and try to damage the roots as little as possible. It is recommended to use an insert with tall vases. This prevents the water from rotting at the bottom of the pot, which is out of the reach of the roots. Or just pour drainage on the bottom.