Livistona

Livistona

Life form Tree
Family Aracaceae
Origin China, Japan, Taiwan
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties
The size From 60 cm to 2 m in a pot
Growth rate Average
Lifespan Perennial plant, over 10 years old
Temperature In summer: the upper limit is + 75,2 ° F. The optimum temperature is + 64,4-69,8 ° F. It requires a cool wintering at a temperature of + 57,2-60,8 ° F, the minimum temperature is + 46,4 ° F.
Humidity Increased, in the summer it is required to regularly spray and wipe the leaves with a damp sponge. However, the palm tree very well tolerates the dry air of the apartments.
Lighting Bright light, it is best to place the plant in a tub at the southern window and periodically turn the palm against the light source.
The soil Ready ground is suitable   “Palm”. For a soil of own preparation to take:   2 parts of sod land, 2 parts of wet peat or humus (leafy earth), 1 part of coarse sand or perlite.Requires a pot with a hole.
Watering Abundant in the summer, 1-2 times a week, you need to pour excess water from the pan. In winter, less often – every 10-14 days, the soil in winter should be hardly damp.
Fertilizer From spring to autumn, regularly feed once every 2-3 weeks with a soluble fertilizer for palms.
Reproduction Spread by seeds that are soaked for the night in water are sown in a mixture of peat and perlite and germinated under the film, deepening to a depth of 1 cm, at a temperature of 68-77 ° F. The first sheet appears in 2-3 months. Then remove the protective film.
Bloom In the home culture does not bloom. In the nature of the inflorescence – long panicles (up to 1 m) of cream flowers, then appear dark blue berries.
Transfer In spring, every 4 years, if the roots appear on the surface of the soil or germinate from the bottom of the pot. Like all palms, it does not respond well to transplantation. In large specimens, it is sufficient to change the topsoil. When planting, the soil should be pressed well, but not to damage the thin roots of the plant.
Features of care In the summer it is desirable to take out on the street. Regular rubbing of leaves is required. The dried parts of the leaves must be cut off in time.
Difficulties It is affected by a spider mite, chervets, shields. The leaves turn yellow with insufficient watering, and brown tips are formed in dry air. Leaves wilted with a lack of moisture in the over-dried soil, and wilt and darken the leaves begin at too low a temperature. The growth of the palm tree slows down with insufficient nutrition. The lower leaves darken and die with age of the plant. This is a natural process.
Air cleaning
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