Hove (Kentia) — care at home
It used to be able to sit under amazing feathery leaves palm trees «Hove» only among the luxurious plantations of Lord Howe island.
It is located close to Australia and is listed in UNESCO as environmentally friendly Paradise.
Its small population in 1834 began to produce oil and seeds from the trees «Howea forsteriana«, which is an endemic plant of this place.
With the development of tourism on the island, the seeds became widespread. Palma was grown in closed buildings. Most often it can be seen by visiting the winter gardens and some offices.
The conditions of detention may evolve howea Forster, Belmore. In the greenhouse they bloom, produce fruit, but the falling leaves with veins very delicate and serve as a decoration of the room.
Location and lighting
Favorite place in the apartment, necessary for the development centie, light, warm, without drafts. Are the harmful direct rays of the sun. Their contact should be avoided. The plant a desirable fresh air.
In the summer solar it’s possible to keep on the street. The tree grows slowly. During the year rises just a few leaves of large size.
Temperature and watering
Requirements care hovea must always be respected. Its main elements consist of maintaining temperature and high humidity conditions. Water regular watering is a must have lime.
The intensity of growth is good spraying twice a day. This is especially important in the summer. Sometimes recommend whole palm tree to put under the shower.
The water should have (20-22°C). The contents of Palma in a room with dry air leads to blackening of the tips of the leaves, which reduces its decorative qualities.
To this appearance leads to excessive watering when the soil turns sour. Therefore, abundant watering is carried out in the spring, summer. During the cold season, watering is do moderate.
The optimal temperature for growing hovei considered the range of 14-22º. The lower border hovei «Belmore» is 16 hovei «Forster» -10. The unfavorable development on the beautiful leaves spots appear, which disfigure the whole plant.
Transplantation and propagation
Reproduction kentii may hold seeds, cuttings, dividing the old hive. It is better to grow seeds in a greenhouse or a greenhouse, sowing them in winter, creating a temperature of 23-25ºC.
Transplant plant tolerates bad, so it is produced only when it becomes a little place, and the roots emerge from the pot out, it is usually after 2 years.
Usually, the composition of the soil do the following: 2 parts of clay and sod, 2 parts humus and sod, 1 part peat, 1 part sand and as much rotted manure. It is better to use the substrate Palma, offered for sale.
Fertilizing plants should be held regularly, with fertilizer without lime content. Summer and spring feeding is carried out 1 time per week. During the winter period once in a month. Palm needs no pruning.
Pests and fight with them
The main pests that damage the beautiful leaves are scale insects, thrips, spider mites. To combat various insects use insecticides like «AntiVir», «Malathion», «betrimex», «karate», etc. need to Follow instructions.
As preventive measures recommended to the various folk remedies that use extracts of onion or garlic. Adhering to all rules, agrotechnics of cultivation of palm trees, you can have fun watching her.