45 Gallon
Palm / Pandanus
7 years ago Posted in: 45 Gallon, All, Palms 0
Palm / Pandanus

Latin name:

Euterpe oleracea

Plant Type:

Shrub

Description:

Striking plant with long sword-shaped leaves produced in a spiral rosette. As a trunk forms the tree will branch to form several heads, eventually giving a very regular conical specimen plant about 20 feet (6m) tall and wide if space allows.

Origin:

Polynesia

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

Flowering:

No

Season:

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

High humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect 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: Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings. If you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks spring through fall with a water soluble fertilizer. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

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

Gardening Tips & Care:

Mist frequently with warm water but do not remove aerial roots. Place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity, make sure the pot is sitting on the gravel and not in the water. If the roots start to grow out of the bottom of the pot, it’s time to repot!

Is Genus:

No

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