Chamerops / Chamaerops
Refers to the family of arech (palm). Fatherland - the Mediterranean.
General description : Hamerops is a palm tree, which is easy to grow in indoor conditions. It grows up to 1 m, grows slowly. Refers to fan palm trees. The leaves are divided up to the base into segments, the long cuttings of the leaves are covered with spines.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Hameopsy:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.
Irrigation regime : Moderate during the growth period, unusual in winter, especially if the plant is kept in a cool, but the soil should always be moist.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
For summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in a park or on a balcony), in a room protected from wind and from direct sunlight.
Temperature regime : Moderate, in the summer 8-14 ° C, in the winter cool 6-7 ° C, not lower than 5 ° C.
Soil: Recommended soil mishmash: 2 elements of light clayey-sod, 2 elements humus-leaf, 1 share of peat, 1 share of overgrown manure, 1 share of sand. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers.
Breeding : When seeds are heated, seeds are germinated. It looks like a crushing when transplanting.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to germinate through the drainage holes). When transplanting large specimens, perform partial pruning of the roots.
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabbards (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky excretions), mealybugs (covered with snow-white cotton wool).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).