Patching — care at home
Patching – decorative palm tree that reaches a height of 10 meters, has a spreading crown with dark green leaves and a fibrous stalk.
It belongs to the Palm family and is divided into the following types: «Patching versatility», «loddigesia Patching» and «Patching santaromana».
The leaves are sturdy stalks concave – convex shape with a sharp brown spikes on the end.
When growing the patch in the indoor environment the stem is not formed, and grows large leaves. The originality of the plant and give the sheet plate, split at the ends.
In the unnatural conditions of cultivation, that is in the room, the palm tree does not bloom, but if you bring the environment, you can see the flowering that happens once in 40 years and is a cream-colored flowers with an orange tint.
By the flowering of formed fruit — black or brown berries in the form of grains with a diameter of approximately 2 cm.
Lighting and location
Patching, as do most plants likes well-lighted places, which should not be exposed to direct light.
However too much shade can also be detrimental. For proper growth it is necessary to create enough free space and proper ventilation. The plant harms the dry air, so it is not desirable to place in the highly heated areas.
Watering and hydration
For the successful growth of patching you need to follow the abundant watering and humidify the air. Palma local anesthesia is sprayed on the clean and separated by water.
In hot weather the spraying should be performed at least two times a day. Patching is watered with warm water, especially during periods of active growth.
However, you need to regularly check the condition of the soil to prevent waterlogging. In order for the plant not exposed to pests, the leaves are regularly washed or immersed in warm water.
Patching gives off heat, so in the spring or summer, it is necessary to create the conditions of growing temperature 20 – 26 ° C and in winter 16 – 18 degrees.
Summer patching can be taken on the balcony or take to the cottage for fresh air, while avoiding the constant drafts.
Reproduction and transplantation
Patching should be transplanted only when necessary, as it takes this procedure is not very good.
The growth of roots through transplanting is carried out every 4 years and this is best done in the warm season. It is best to choose a pot large in size, often below the plant is not subjected to stress, the roots are much sunk in the ground impossible.
When choosing soil, you should choose a loose composition: sand, ground sheet. Reproduction occurs by seeds.
When landing, they need to create such conditions under which the temperature will reach 25 degrees. After planting seeds, cover with a film, which germinate within two months.
Pests and diseases
Patching can be attacked by such pests as spider mites, mealybug, scale insects. You may also receive root rot.