chrysalidocarpus (areca) / chrysalidocarpus (areca)
Refers to the family of areca (palm trees). Fatherland - Madagascar and Comoros.
General description : Chrysalidocarpus is a strongly branching reed-shaped palm. The most common is Chrysalidocarpus lutescens (Chrysalidocarpus yellowish). He owns long and thin pinnate leaves of a yellowish-green color. Cuttings are covered with black scales. It grows up to 2, 5 m.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Chrysalidocarpus:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter, the soil should not dry up in any way.
Humidity : Adores high humidity, needs spraying and showering. The humidity of the air is similarly supported by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened.
Temperatures : Moderate, in winter, not higher than 16 ° С.
Soil : Drainage is mandatory. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
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.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers.
Breeding : When seeds are heated, seeds are germinated.
Transplantation : In the spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple of years.
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabbards (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky excretions), mealy worms (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).
chrysalidocarpus (areca) - chrysalidocarpus (areca)