It belongs to the palm family. The fatherland is a tropical belt.
General description : Coconut poorly suited for living in indoor conditions. Usually grow a pair of relatively compact type:
Cocos nucifera (Coconut nut-bearing) can grow up to 3 m. Owns very large feathery leaves.
Cocos weddeliana (Cocos Veddel or Veddel micro-cella or Veddel siagrus). It has drooping narrow leaves, silver on the underside. It is considered the most beautiful room palm tree, but, most likely, after a couple of years and it will have to be transferred to the greenhouse.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Coconut:
Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and wiping the leaves with a damp, soft cloth.
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 : Optimally 20-23 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil hash: 2 elements of clay-sod land, 2 parts of humus-leaf, 1 part of peat, 1 part of rotted manure and 1 share of sand, add charcoal.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with complex mineral fertilizers.
Cultivation : At soil heating and high humidity of an atmosphere germinate nuts.
Transplant : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes).
Transplant is bad.
Pests : Most often affected by powdery worms (covered with snow-white cotton-like guns) and scutes (brown leaves on leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions), spider mites (dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are covered with cobwebs).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
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