The origin of the Beaucarnea is South America and the south of the USA. The Beaucarnea comes from the asparagus family. In the areas of origin the Beaucarnea can be up to eight meters high. Because it is a slow grower, the Beaucarnea will grow less quickly in the home or office, but it can still be a hefty houseplant. The Beaucarnea does need space, if the leaves rub against a wall, brown points will arrive.
Generally moderate watering, in the growth period that runs from March to August a little more as in winter. You can let the soil dry out a little before watering again. Do not leave the roots in the water, this causes root rot.
In the thickening of the trunk, water is buffered. This is the reason why he can do without water for several weeks during the winter.
If the pot is provided (or you provide it yourself) with a substrate and a water meter, watering is easy! Upon arrival there is little water, fill the pot slowly with water (sometimes wait) and you will see that the meter automatically rises. All you have to do is keep an eye on this meter. If you go on vacation, you can fill the pot almost half full (you can see this at the meter which comes to an end above its maximum) and you can safely leave for 3 weeks. In addition, it is also not bad if the plants do not get too much water too quickly. The substrate absorbs the water, so when the water meter is at the bottom the substrate is still damp, but there is no water at the bottom of the pot. The plant then has more than enough for 4 summer days.
The Beaucarnea feels at home in dry air. Spraying once only serves to remove dust from the leaves and is therefore recommended from time to time.
The Beaucarnea likes to stand on a light spot and needs at least 3-4 hours of sunlight per day. In a south-facing window, the Beaucarnea can be placed two to three meters away from the window. The plant directly next to the window on the East and West. Rather not on the north side, if the Beaucarnea is too dark, it will be difficult for new leaves to grow.
18 ° C during the day
10 ° C at night
The Beaucarnea does not need much nutrition. After purchase, the Beaucarnea can still be fed for months without food. Feeding only in the spring or summer. Never give too much this can lead to burning of the roots.
A Beaucarnea does not often have to be transferred into a larger pot. If you want to repot the houseplant anyway, do so in spring. A larger pot will stimulate the growth slightly, but the advantage is a larger buffer soil, which makes the water more dispersed and there is less chance of root rot.
The Beaucarnea will not easily suffer from discolored leaves. What does happen is that the bottom leaves will die, you can simply remove them by pulling them off. New leaves will be created from above.
If the houseplant is too dark or gets too much water, it will not produce a fresh leaf. So pay attention to this!
If the Elephant Leg is too large you can choose to cut the trunk at the desired height. After the pruning, the remaining trunk consumes very little water, but put it close to the window (as light as possible). The best thing is to seal the sawn stem with wax, because of the chance of bacterial infections.
Cats like to chew on the sprigs of Beaucarnea. The plant is non-toxic, but the leaf does not recover from such a snack treat.
Beaucarnea, a characteristic room tree with curly leaves
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