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Areca palm: plant growing and caring guide

Written by Maggie

Feb 07 2021

Areca palm: plant growing and caring guide

The growing and caring method of Areca Palm is to control the temperature between 15 ~ 28℃ to ensure sufficient scattered light time, and ensure the soil is loose, fertile, permeable and good drainage. During the vigorous growth period, nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer should be applied every 7 ~ 10 days, and phosphorus and potassium compound fertilizer and thin liquid fertilizer should be applied in autumn. The following are growing Areca Palm care.

Temperature care for growing Areca Palm

When we grow and care for Areca Palm, the temperature should be controlled between 15 and 28℃. The mixed soil containing river sand, perperite, peat soil and humus can be selected. A small amount of basic fertilizer for decomposition and fermentation can be applied at the bottom of the soil to ensure a high content of organic matter in the soil.

Water and fertilizer care for growing Areca Palm

When we grow and care for Areca palm in the vigorous growth period of Areca Palm, nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer or diluted cake fertilizer water should be applied every 7 to 10 days, and phosphorus and potassium compound fertilizer and thin liquid fertilizer should be applied in autumn. When the soil is dry, water the Areca Palm Bamboo, making sure the water comes out of the bottom of the pot.

Soil care for growing Areca Palm

When Areca Palm's phoenix Bamboo grows for 2-3 years, it needs to change the pot once. Before changing the pot, the soil should be placed in the sunlight and disinfected. When planting, half of the soil should be fresh and half of the soil should be cultured. When we grow and care for Areca Palm in the growing period and hibernation period, it should be pruned, in the growing period of dense branches for shearing, in the dormant period to cut the withered, pests and diseases, thin branches.

Growing Areca Palm care in summer

When we grow and care for Areca palm in summer, shading measures should be taken, and it should be moved to a cool and ventilated environment in time to avoid burning the plant leaves. When the temperature is low in winter, Areca palm phoenix bamboo needs to be moved to the room where the temperature is above 5℃ for culture.

Areca Palm care

Growing Areca Palm care for leaf tips blackening

Areca palm leaves are black and dry at the tip. If the growth environment is dry and the air humidity is low, it is necessary to spray water around the plants and place them in a ventilated and cool environment for culture. If the problem is too much water at the bottom of the soil, replace the pot and prune away withered, yellowed leaves and rotting roots. The following are growing Areca Palm care for leaf tips blackening.

If the dry air causes the black and dry tip of Areca palm leaves, water can be sprayed around the plants to improve the humidity in the air. When we grow and care for Areca Palm in hot weather in summer, water should be sprayed on the plant leaves every day to supplement water and cool down, so as to avoid the drying and blackening of Areca palm leaves.

When we grow and care for Areca Palm, if the soil is too wet, causing the Areca palm leaf black and dry, we need to be in the basin, dig out the plant from the soil, the rotten black roots and leaves off, after disinfection of air, then placed in to the new basin soil cultivation, must follow when in the water, not stem not watering, watering, watering the principle.

When the growing environment of Areca palm is dry and the air humidity is low, the leaf tips of Areca palm will become black and dry. When we grow and care for Areca Palm, the water in the leaves will accelerate the evaporation rate of the water in the leaves of the plant because of the dry and hot environment, and the leaves will grow seriously short of water and cannot grow normally.

When the roots of Areca palm were immersed in water for a long time, it was also one of the reasons for the black and dry leaf tips of Areca palm. The large amount of water in the basin floor contains a large amount of inorganic salts, which will block the stomata of the root system, cause root rot, affect the respiration of the root system, and inhibit the growth of the plant.

Areca Palm care