livistona palm tree
It belongs to the palm family. Fatherland - South Asia, Australia. New Guinea, Polynesia.
General description : Livistona - fan palm. She quickly grows up and quite unpretentious.
Usually in room conditions the following types are bred:
Livistona australis (Livistona south). A tall palm tree in nature reaches 25 m. The thickened trunk is covered with tightly fitting remnants of old leaves. Large leaves (wai) are split into segments (there are more than 50), but not at all up to the base itself. The leaf petioles are covered with sharp thorns. This palm is spreading, it will need a lot of room.
Livistona chinensis (Livistona Chinese). Her fan leaves are distinguished by the fact that the tips of her segments are drooping.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Palm Liviston:
Illumination : Light-requiring, requires direct sunlight.
Watering mode : Watering is forced to be uniform. Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
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.
Temperature range : Moderate in summer, cool in winter 14-16 ° С, minimum 8 ° С.
Soil : Requires benign drainage. You can add petty gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mash: 2 elements of light clay-sod, 2 elements of humus-leaf, 1 share of peat, 1 share of rotted manure and 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth it needs fertilizing once a week with complex fertilizers for decorative leafy plants. Nutrients consumes quickly.
Cultivation : At the end of winter seeds are sown. Use soil heating.
Transplant : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made close (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes), once every few years. When transplanting large specimens, partially trim the roots.
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are woven over with a spiderweb), scutes (brown leaves on the 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).
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