Gardening

Dypsis lutescens: a very ornamental palm


The quintessential indoor palm, Dypsis lutescens offers very decorative evergreen foliage

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name: Dypsis lutescens
Family: Arecaceae
Type: Palm tree, Houseplant

Height
: 1.5 to 2.5 m indoors
Exposure: Good light
Ground: Soil

Foliage: Persistent

What maintenance for a Dypsis lutescens, when to change the pot and how to identify diseases?

Planting Dypsis lutescens

Planting or potting is important because it will improve the growth of your Dypsis lutescenc.

Dypsis lutescens in pots:

Dypsis lutescens needs a good soil for green plants or for palm trees.

The flow of water is important. In order to facilitate drainage, place a bed of gravel, small pebbles or clay balls at the bottom of the pot.

  • Install your Dypsis lutescens therefore in a pot of good size.
  • Although it is necessary to repot in spring every 2 to 3 years, apart from that, prefer a surfacing regular which will perfectly meet the plant's need for growing support.

Dypsis lutescens exhibition

In our climates, Dypsis lutescens adapts very well indoors, both in terms of light and heat.

Indeed, Dypsis lutescens appreciates temperatures around 18-22 ° and requires a good light.

Behind a glass it is betteravoid too much exposure to the sunwhich could dry out Dypsis lutescens.

  • Prefer the proximity of a window but without direct sunlight.

If you live in arather dark place, avoid buying a Dypsis lutescens as it should not stand the absence of light too much.

Dypsis lutescens and watering

Ideally, it is necessarymist the foliage with waterto recreate the conditions of its natural environment which is rather humid.

  • Watering during growth period:

It is usually at spring and in summer.

Water regularly while allowing the soil to dry on the surface between 2 waterings.

It can be said that watering every 2 to 3 days is often necessary.

Every two weeks or so, you can bring him somefertilizer for green plants.

  • Watering in winter:

You have to start withgently reduce wateringbecause Dypsis lutescens has more limited needs.
As soon as the soil becomes dry for a few centimeters, water so as to moisten all the soil.

We can say that 2 to 3 watering per month should be more than enough.

Finally, it is necessary tostop all fertilizer inputfrom October and until March-April.

Dypsis lutescens and diseases

Like most houseplants, Dypsis lutescens is sensitive to the atmosphere and water.

Deformed leaves:

It is often a lack of light or an excess of water.

  • So find him a brighter exposure and reduce watering.

Dypsis lutescens which turns yellow:

If the fall is limited, that's probably normal. Plants, even persistent ones, lose leaves to renew themselves.

On the other hand, if no new growth appears and your palm tree looks gray, watch out for watering

  • Make sure the pot is drained.
  • Provide the plant with green plant fertilizer in the spring and summer.

Note that it may be subject to attacks frommealybugsand D'red spiders.


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Video: Areca Palm Repotting. (October 2020).