Bulgarian (elephant foot) / beaucarnea
It belongs to the Agave family. Homeland - Mexico.
General description : Bokarneya is not so beautiful as it is unusual.
This is a tall solitary plant resembling a palm tree. Bokarney grows slowly, but can grow up to 2 m. Its peculiarity is a very thickening stem at the base, which has a base, as if inflated, resembling an onion. It perfectly retains moisture, which acts as an unequivocal enough to care. In a mature plant, the trunk looks like a bottle. At the top of the stem are belt-shaped long (up to 1.5 m) leaves collected in a socket. Because of the shape of the crown, the plant owns another popular name - Horse tail.
Only one species is widespread - Beaucarnea recurvata (Bokarneya bent) or Nolin bent (Nolina recurvata).
Recommendations for the care of the plant Bocarnay:
Illumination : Light-requiring, requires direct sunlight.
Irrigation mode : Moderate during the period of growth, in winter it is strange, especially if the plant is kept cool. Overflow can be detrimental, but the soil will also not be allowed to dry out.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying in the summer and a dry cool atmosphere during periods of inactivity.
Temperature : It loves coolness, especially in winter (up to 7 0 С).
Soil: Requires benign drainage. Recommended soil mash: 1 share of clay, 1 share of leafy soil and 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in two weeks with liquid complex fertilizers.
Breeding : Allowed to produce processes during transplantation, but rarely succeeds.
Transplantation : In spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple of years.
It is necessary to replant carefully, without damaging the earthen room. After transplanting a couple of days does not water.
Pests : Rarely affected.
Bokarnay (Elephant Foot) - Beaucarnea