25 Gallon
Palm / Bottle
7 years ago Posted in: 25 Gallon, All, Palms 0
Palm / Bottle

Latin name:

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

Plant Type:

Palm

Description:

Four or five arching leaves are carried at the top of a trunk which becomes swollen at the base.

Origin:

Mascarene Islands

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

No

Season:

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

40-65°F, 4-16°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take:

1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed weekly with a lime free water soluble fertilizer diluted by half spring through fall.

Plant Pests:

Prone to spider mites and mealybugs. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Like most palms, this one will benefit from micronutrients in the fertilizer. Magnesium and potassium are important to maintain a good color.

Is Genus:

Yes

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