It is believed that the homeland of plants of the Carmona genus are Asian countries, where it is customary to use them for bonsai. One and two-year-old branches of plants lend themselves perfectly to formation using a special wire.
The correct and official name of the plants of the Carmona genus is Erezia samshinolistnaya (Exretia buxifoila), however, the name of Carmona (Carmona microphylla) is better known and widespread in the world.
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The genus belongs to the rare Burachnikov family and includes two dozen species of evergreen shrubs with rough bark and small shiny leaves covered with short light hairs.
Plants reach a height of thirty - forty centimeters. However, there are also larger specimens - fifty or more centimeters in height. Flowering plants are possible at any time of the year. From small white flowers, in appearance of undecorative, beautiful red or yellow fruits develop. They are inedible (bitter in taste), the size of each is not more than a centimeter in diameter.
Carmona is a thermophilic plant, but in summer it needs to be kept in partial shade in the open air. In winter, the plant is moved to a warm room with high humidity. The optimum temperature in this period is + 20 ... + 23 degrees Celsius.
When watering, you need to use only settled water. Humidification of the substrate should be uniform, spraying the leaves of the plant - periodic.
As they grow, Carmona is transplanted into large containers. But this must be done very carefully and not more than once every two to three years. Carmon is propagated using cuttings using phytohormones.