Hamerops / Chamaerops
Belongs to the family of areca (palm). Fatherland - the Mediterranean.
General description : Hamerops is a palm tree that is easy to grow indoors. It grows up to 1 m, grows slowly. Refers to fan palms. 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 Hamerops:
Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode : Moderate during the growth period, unusual in the winter, especially if the plant is kept cool, but the soil should always be wet.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
In the summer it is better to place in a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind and from direct sunlight.
Temperature condition : Moderate, in the summer of 8-14 ° С, in the winter cool 6-7 ° С, not lower than 5 ° С.
Soil: Recommended soil mash: 2 elements of light clay-sod, 2 elements of humus-leaf, 1 share of peat, 1 share of rotted manure, 1 share of sand. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
During the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers.
Cultivation : At soil heating germinate seeds. It looks like crushing when transplanting.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made close (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes). When transplanting large specimens, partially trim the roots.
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are woven over with spiderwebs), scutes (brown leaves on leaves and stalks that leave sticky secretions), powdery worms (covered with a snow-white cotton-like fuzz).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).