Refers to the family of palm trees. Fatherland - South Asia, Australia. New Guinea, Polynesia.
General description : Liviston is a fan palm. She hastily grows and is quite unpretentious.
Usually in the indoor setting the following species are bred:
Livistona australis (Livistona southerly). A tall palm tree, in nature, reaches 25 m. The thickened trunk is covered with closely adhering remains of old leaves. The large leaves (wai) are split into segments (there are more than 50 of them), but not down to the base itself. Leaves of leaves are covered with sharp spines. This palm tree is sprawling, it will need a lot of room.
Livistona chinensis (Livivona Chinese). Its fan leaves are distinguished by the fact that the ends of the segments are drooping.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Palm Liviston:
Illumination : photophilous, requires direct sunlight.
Watering mode : Watering is forced to be uniform. Abundant during the growth period, the winter is mild.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing under the shower.
For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in a park or on a balcony), in a room protected from wind.
Temperature regime : In summer it is mild, in winter it is cool 14-16 ° C, at least 8 ° C.
Soil : Proper benign drainage is required. You can add small gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mishmash: 2 elements of light clayey-sod, 2 elements humus-leaf, 1 share of peat, 1 proportion of overgrown manure and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a week with complex fertilizers for ornamental-deciduous plants. Nutrients expend quickly.
Breeding : In the end of winter seeds are sown. Use soil heating.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to germinate through the drainage holes), once every few years. When transplanting large specimens, perform partial pruning of the roots.
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), mealybugs (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).
palm of livistone - livistona