Hamedorea, or bamboo palm - a strong beautiful plant with bright green foliage. A native of the tropics adorns any dwelling, as well as the interiors of offices and schools. Wild crops are found in South and Central America, in Mexico. An adult tree can reach a height of 2 meters.
Growing an exotic beauty at home is popular and has its own developmental characteristics. Very often there are signs of the disease or the leaves of Hamedorea become discolored, in this situation you need to know what is the reason and how to cope with the problem.
Hamedorea (chamaedorea) indoor
Hamedorea: home care, the tips of the leaves dry
An unpretentious palm tree gets used to various conditions of detention, but does not respond well to their sudden change. Subject to the rules of caring for chamedorea at home, the leaves do not dry, and there are no diseases.
A plant can get sick for several reasons:
- with improper lighting;
- due to insufficient or excessive watering;
- if the root system does not have enough space in the pot;
- with sudden changes in temperature;
- due to improper soil composition.
Many diseases are quite easy to cope with, and serious ailments require long-term treatment.
Important! If the leaves began to dry, dark dots or yellow streaks appeared on the plates, you should immediately determine the cause. Some hamedorei can lead to death.
In chamedorea, the ends of the leaves begin to dry if the soil substrate is sufficiently dense or contains a lot of calcium. If you stop feeding or transplant a palm, then the plant will recover.
The cause of this condition may be improper watering. Restoring irrigation regularity and normalizing the amount of water will help correct the situation.
Hamedorea leaves dry
The bamboo palm often suffers from the invasion of pests. If the air is too dry at home or in the office, this can trigger the appearance of a spider mite. In case of damage, shoots and leaves are entangled in cobwebs, which are easy to see on visual inspection.
The unstable immunity of the plant attracts scale insects, thrips and aphids. Small insects feed on the juice of shoots and leaves, which subsequently causes the disease of Hamedorea. Pests can be eliminated by treatment with soapy water, as well as using special fungicidal preparations.
Additional Information! Harmful insects can be the reason why the leaves of Hamedorea turn yellow. With the destruction of intruders and timely pruning of affected leaves, the palm will restore health.
Home palm is quite demanding on soil moisture. Water it at least 2-3 times a week. Overfilling can harm the palm. The consequence of excess moisture in the soil is the decay of the roots. If black dots on the leaves appear in the lower part of the stem of the chamedorea, this is a clear sign of waterlogging of the soil. In winter, watering the plant is recommended no more than 1 time per week.
Bamboo palm care
Palm tree loves high humidity. If the leaves began to dry and darken, then it is time to take action. Spraying leaves and air from a spray bottle will help solve the problem. You need to do it every morning. Then each leaflet should be wiped with a napkin. This procedure will allow the leaves to breathe, and will also help get rid of accumulated dust and dirt.
Note! If there is no possibility of daily spraying, then it is recommended to put a container of water and pebbles near the flower pot.
When growing plants, it is important to maintain the optimum indoor temperature. Darkening and drying out of the leaves may occur due to the cool contents. In this case, the pot with a palm tree should be moved closer to the heating source or the heater should be turned on. The bamboo palm tree is tall, so do not put it on the windowsill. The best place would be a cabinet near the window.
If you do not take care of the plant by the rules, do not monitor the composition of the earth in the pot and constantly waterlog it, then the roots begin to rot. If this problem occurs, the only solution is to transplant Hamedorea.
The soil for growing the flower should be loose, light, well pass oxygen and water to the root system. The plant is transplanted, having previously cleaned the roots of rot and dirt. It is important to treat the root system and capacity with a solution of potassium manganese. The nutrient substrate must be replaced.
If, after a transplant, the chamedorea plant leaves dry, and the smell of rot and dampness are present in the pot, then the rules of care are violated. Timely rational watering and high-quality soil composition will help protect the palm from root rot.
Other possible problems
The plant must not only be watered, fed and transplanted, but also created certain conditions for its development.
For example, during dormancy, pruning is required. The lower leaves of the palm tend to dry out periodically. The natural process of leaf renewal needs to be regulated with garden tools. Yellowed, faded and dried leaves must be trimmed in a timely manner. Slices are processed with any alcohol solution.
Important ! The palm tree not only decorates the space, but also absorbs various toxins.
A strong and hardy chamedorea plant does not require complex care. If you monitor the temperature and lighting in the room, water in moderation, transplant and trim on time, the flower will decorate any interior. Wide voluminous palm leaves will not dry under normal conditions of detention.