Caryota

Caryota

Life form Tree
Family Aracaceae
Origin India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia
Ease of cultivation Easy to grow
The size From 1 to 3 m in a pot.
Growth rate Low
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature In summer: the upper limit is 64,4 ° F, at higher temperatures regular spraying is required. In winter, 60,8-64,4 ° F, not lower than 55,4 ° F.
Humidity Increased, in summer it is required to spray every 2 days, in winter, if the plant is near the radiators up to 2 times a day. The plant can be placed in a pallet with moist pebbles.
Lighting A bright diffused light, it is best to place the plant in a tub near the south-west or south-east window. However, the plant adapts to the conditions of partial shade.
The soil Ready ground is suitable   “Palm”. For a ground of own preparation to take equal   part of clay and turf and humus, ground sheet, add peat and sand. Requires a pot with a hole.
Watering Abundant in summer, once a week. In winter, less often – every 2 weeks, the soil in winter should be hardly wet, it should dry up to a depth of 5-6 cm.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, feed regularly every 2-4 weeks with a soluble fertilizer for palms.
Reproduction It is possible to reproduce fresh seeds that are soaked for the night in water, are sown in a mixture of peat and perlite to a depth of 1 cm, lightly sprinkled with earth and sprouted under the film at a temperature of 80,6 ° F. Each day, the greenhouse should be ventilated, taking off the film for 5 minutes. After germination, after about 2-3 months, remove the film. Propagated also by the branch of offspring.
Bloom In the home culture blooms extremely rarely. In nature, flowers Iscariot 5-7 years, then dies. Inflorescences hanging down to 1-3 m in length.
Transfer Young plants are transplanted every 2 years in the spring. Like all palms, it does not respond well to transplantation. In large specimens, it is sufficient to change the topsoil.
Features of care In the summer it is desirable to take out on the street. It is required to regularly remove dried leaves. It is necessary to ventilate the room more often, but do not keep the plant in a draft. Leaves should be wiped periodically with a damp cloth.
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mites, chervets and shields. The leaves turn yellow from insufficient watering or from lack of nutrients in the soil. Light dry spots on the leaves are formed due to the excess of sunlight. Brown tips at the leaves can appear due to excess moisture in the soil. The leaves darken and fade at too low a temperature. Falling of the lower leaves over time is a natural process.
Air cleaning
Toxicity Skin contact with these plants can cause symptoms ranging from redness, itching and rash to painful blisters and skin burns.The juice contains crystals of oxalate, which, when chewing, can lead to pain and irritation of the lips, mouth and tongue. In severe cases, they can cause breathing problems and swelling of the throat.


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