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chrysalidocarpus (areca) / chrysalidocarpus (areca)

It belongs to the areca family (palm trees). Fatherland - Madagascar and Comoros.

General description : Chrysalidocarpus heavily branched reed palm. The most common is Chrysalidocarpus lutescens (Chrysalidocarpus yellowish). He owns long and thin feathery leaves of yellowish-green color. Cuttings covered with black scales. It grows up to 2, 5 m.

Recommendations for the care of the plant Chrysalidocarpus:

Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.

Irrigation mode : Abundant in the period of growth, moderate in winter, the soil should not dry out.

Humidity : Adores high humidity, needs spraying and a shower. The humidity of the air seems to be maintained by placing the pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is constantly wetted.

Temperature condition : Moderate, in the winter in any way not above 16 ° С.

Soil : Drainage is required. You can add charcoal and brick chips.

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.

During the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with liquid complex fertilizers.

Cultivation : At soil heating germinate seeds.

Transplant : In spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple years.

Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are woven over with a spiderweb), scutes (brown plaques appear on leaves and stalks, leaving 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).

Chrysalidocarpus (Areca) - Chrysalidocarpus (Areca)

chrysalidocarpus (areca) - chrysalidocarpus (areca)