Howea (Kentia) / Howea (Kentia)
It belongs to the family of arecae (palm).
General description : Hoveya - a palm tree which is simple for growing in room conditions. Grows up to 2.5 m. Refers to feathery palms.
The most common pair of species are very similar howey:
Howea fosteriana (Howea Foster). Grows in a hurry. Owns large feathery leaves. In greenhouses can bloom and alienate the fruit.
Howea belmoreana (Howei Belmore) differs from the previous species in the greater curvature of the leaves. Its trunk is slightly expanded at the base.
Khovei can not stand the means for polishing leaves.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Howey:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant in the period of growth, moderate in winter, the soil should always be wet but not flooded. Does not like neither overflow nor drying of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing in the shower. 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.
Keep away from drafts and remove from central heating.
Temperature : Moderate, 14-18 ° C, in winter not lower than 16 ° C for Hovei Belmor, not lower than 10 ° C for Hovei Forster.
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.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time per week with liquid complex fertilizers for decorative leafy plants.
Cultivation : When soil heating germinate seeds and crushing during transplantation.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made close (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes).
Transplant is bad.
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).