Sabal — care at home
Sabal – a plant belonging to the Palm family.
Only the genus has about 20 species that occur in the natural environment in Venezuela, Central America and Mexico.
The stem of palm trees hidden under the ground, so it seems that they are stemless.
The leaves of the plant are correctly dissected, with a wide plate, large size. In the home often grow Sabal small that this content does not grow above 2 metres.
Sabal at home one of the palm trees, the care of which is very simple. She can safely move some deviations from recommendations in content.
Sabal care at home
Location and lighting
Sabal should be placed in the rooms South facing with ample lighting during the day.
Even better palm feel in warm-temperate winter gardens where they can grow to considerable size.
In the summer respond well to the removal to the open air. You should regularly rotate the planter to ensure uniform formation of the crown.
In summer, Sabal ordinary room temperature, but in winter you need the contents in cool conditions with temperatures around 10-15 degrees.
Sabal watering and humidity
Sabal at home in the summer abundantly watered, not allowing water stagnation. You cannot place a pot with a palm in a tray of water, as this may cause root rot.
With the advent of autumn, reduce watering and water as needed, making sure the soil is not completely dry. Sabal needs a regular spraying, the leaves were sprayed on both sides.
Feeding is introduced together with the water when watering every 2-3 weeks during active growth Sabal. Use for these purposes, fertilizer for palm trees.
Transplanting Sabal and reproductionthe Young of Sabal in home need to replant every year, more adults from every 3-5 years.
Tubs for plants pick up wide but not very deep. The diameter of the next barrel must be greater than 2-4 inches, than the previous one.
During the transplant, keep the soil ball is destroyed. Hold this event in the spring. The soil Sabal necessary nutrients with good drainage. You can use a special mix for palms and can make the substrate independently.
This will require 2 pieces of clay and sod and humus-leaf soil, 1 part sand and compost and a bit of charcoal.
Annually required to carry out loosening the outer layer of the substrate, being careful not to damage the roots.
This palm can be propagated by seeds or using the branch-rooted
shoots. Sabal seeds germinate rather quickly, like palm trees – within 2 months, to provide permanent heating.
Sabal pests and fight with them
Sabal may be affected by spider mites and scale insects. To prevent pests palm leaves need regularly wiping with a damp cloth.