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Chrysalidocarpus is a very pretty plant. How and when to repot it, what watering and what diseases?
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
Family : Palmaceae
Type : Palm tree, Houseplant
Height : 1.5 to 2.5 m indoors
Exposure : Very bright
Ground : Soil
Foliage : Persistent
You have questions about Chrysalidocarpus, find all our advice on caring for a Chrysalidocarpus.
Planting and repotting Chrysalidocarpus
Chrysalidocarpus en indoor, pot or container:
Chrysalidocarpus claims a good soil that you will possibly mix with 1/3 of compost if you have some.
In order to facilitate drainage, place a bed of gravel, small stones or clay balls at the bottom of the pot.
This will prevent the roots from bathing in water, which could be fatal.
- Install your areca in a good size pot filled with special soil for indoor plants or green plants.
- Although it is necessary to repot in spring every 2 to 3 years, apart from that, prefer a surfacing regular which will perfectly meet the plant's need for growing support.
Chrysalidocarpus outdoors :
In general, Chrysalidocarpus does not do not tolerate the cold and cannot be planted in the ground only when the climate is mild in winter.
As with planting in pots, do not hesitate to lay a bed of gravel, small pebbles or clay balls to facilitate drainage.
You will then plant it in a mixture of potting soil, garden soil and sand.
In our climates, the Chrysalidocarpus fits inside of our houses and apartments.
It grows well when the temperature is around 18-22 ° and requires very good light and even a light sun.
- Behind a glass it is better avoid too much exposure to the sun who could dry it out.
Therefore, prefer the proximity of a window facing west in order to bathe it in maximum light.
If you live in a rather dark place, avoid buying a Chrysalidocarpus as it should not stand the absence of light too much.
Watering the Chrysalidocarpus
Throughout the year, it is important to spray the leaves regularly with water to recreate the conditions of its natural environment which is rather humid. Especially in winter because heating tends to dry out the air in houses.
In spring and summer:
Usually this is the growing season for Chrysalidocarpus.
Water regularly while allowing the soil to dry on the surface between 2 waterings.
Watering must therefore be regular but measured so as not to suffocate the roots of the plant.
It can be said that watering every 2 to 3 days is often necessary.
Every two weeks or so, you can bring him someliquid fertilizer, taking care to moisten the soil well beforehand.
In autumn and winter:
You have to start with gently reduce watering because Chrysalidocarpus has more limited needs.
As soon as the soil becomes dry for a few centimeters, water to moisten the soil.
We can say that 2 to 3 watering per month should be enough.
But it also depends on the location of your Chrysalidocarpus, if it is in direct sunlight its needs may be greater.
Finally, it is necessary to stop all fertilizer input from October and until March-April.
To know about Chrysalidocarpus
Chrysalidocarpus is a very beautiful palm which adapts very well to the indoor cultivation, apartment or house.
At the same time aesthetic, resistant and very easy to grow, it is one of the best-selling and most popular houseplants.
His foliage is elegant and gives a touch of exoticism to his living room, living room or any other well-lit room in the house.
Distorted leaves of Chrysalidocarpus :
It is without a doubt a lack of light or too much water.
- So find a brighter location and reduce watering by following our advice above.
Chrysalidocarpus leaves turn yellow:
If the plant continues to make new leaves, this is natural evolution. Trees, even when they are persistent, shed their leaves to renew them.
- You can therefore let them dry on your Chrysalidocarpus and then fall or cut them as you go.
If no new growth appears and your palm is looking gray, pay attention to watering and drainage and possibly add liquid fertilizer to the plant every two weeks.
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