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Hoveya (Kentia) / Howea (Kentia)

Refers to the family of areca (palm trees).

General description : Hoveya is a palm tree, which is easy to grow in indoor conditions. It grows up to 2.5 m. It belongs to the pinnate palm trees.

The most common pair of a kind of very similar hovey:

Howea fosteriana (Hoveya Foster). It grows hurriedly. Owns large feathery leaves. In greenhouses can bloom and alienate the fruit.

Howea belmoreana (Hoveya Belmora) differs from the previous species by the greater curvature of the leaves. Its trunk is somewhat expanded at the base.

Hovei can not stand the means to polish the leaves.

Recommendations for caring for the plant Hoveya:

Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.

Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter, the soil must always be moist, but not flooded. He does not adore overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.

Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing under the shower. For summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in a park or on a balcony), in a room protected from wind and from direct sunlight.

Keep away from drafts and eliminate from central heating.

Temperature regime : Moderate, 14-18 ° C, in winter, not lower than 16 ° C for Hovei Belmora, not lower than 10 ° C for the Forester hotweapon.

Soil : 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. You can add charcoal and brick chips.

During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a week with liquid complex fertilizers for ornamental-deciduous plants.

Breeding : With soil heating, seeds are germinated and crushed during transplantation.

Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to germinate through the drainage holes).

Transplant is bad.

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).

Hoveya (Kentia) - Howea (Kentia)

hoveya (kentia) - howea (kentia)