palm tree livistona
Belongs to the palm family. Fatherland - South Asia, Australia. New Guinea, Polynesia.
General Description : Livistona is a fan palm. She hastily grows and is quite unpretentious.
Typically, the following species are bred at room conditions:
Livistona australis (Livistona south). Tall palm, in nature reaches 25 m. The thickened trunk is covered with tight-fitting remains of old leaves. Large leaves (vai) are split into segments (there are more than 50), but not up to the base itself. Petioles of leaves covered with sharp spikes. This palm tree is spreading, it will need a lot of room.
Livistona chinensis (Livistona is Chinese). Her fan leaves are distinguished by the fact that the tips 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 in growth, moderate in winter.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and showering.
In summer it is better to place it in a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind.
Temperature : moderate in summer, cool 14-16 ° C in winter, at least 8 ° C.
Soil : Necessary benign drainage. You can add fine gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mishmash: 2 elements of light clay-turf, 2 elements of humus-leaf, 1 share of peat, 1 share of overripe manure and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs to be fed once a week with complex fertilizers for decorative and deciduous plants. Spends nutrients quickly.
Breeding : At the end of winter, seeds are sown. Use soil heating.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at which time the pot becomes cramped (the roots begin to sprout through the drainage holes), once every several years. When transplanting large specimens, partially prune the roots.
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabies (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems leaving sticky secretions), mealybugs (covered with a snow-white cotton-like fluff).
The plant is allowed to help finish with soapy water, warm washing and spraying with Actellik (1-2 ml per liter of water).
palm tree livistona - livistona