How to care for Hamedorea in winter
Many continue to water Hamedorei in the winter as in the summer, believing that our apartments are warm enough. But we must remember: in our stores, not palm trees from the tropics are sold, but their varieties grown with us. It is necessary to reduce watering to a minimum. Also for the winter it is necessary to abandon spraying and rubbing leaves. Recall that in summer conditions it is necessary.
The air temperature in winter for Hamedorei should be about plus 16 degrees. This is a big difference with summer conditions when it needs about 25 degrees. If you do not maintain the desired mode, in the winter, Hamedorei will rot in the roots, and it will acquire diseases that may not appear immediately, but in spring or summer.
Top dressing in the winter does not stop. The plant will require highly diluted fertilizer. It is better to choose the option in the form of a solution and use the minimum portion. In winter, only one feeding per month. Fertilizers for palm trees are well suited.
Regardless of the time of year, the palm tree needs a lot of air. In winter, exposing Hamedorei to the balcony is dangerous, and it will be better to air the room. This will have to be done regularly. But if the plant turns out to be in a draft, it will be disastrous for him. Also, do not allow temperature drops. It is very important to ensure that the air is not dry. In winter in our apartments it is not uncommon. But the yellowed twisted leaves are not a sign that Hamedorea is hibernating. It is rather a signal of drying. Moreover, because of the dry air, the plant often becomes home to the spider mite. In addition, sometimes in winter, it turns out that the roots of the plant have grown too large. Many plant breeders hardly resist the desire to remove their surplus or plant palm sprouts, since this can only be done in spring.
In the winter for Hamedorei comes an inactive period. It ceases to grow and develop. No need to put it in the sun, enough space in the battery, but within tolerable limits. If the leaves turn yellow - they must be cut off. It is also necessary to check whether the plant has fungal diseases. Unfortunately, lowering the temperature does not mean that under such conditions microbes cease to develop.
If, nevertheless, yellow spots appeared, an unpleasant odor emanates from the ground, which means that the roots rot. You can try to save Hamedorea by disconnecting healthy shoots and sprinkling the cut sites with activated charcoal. If, due to warm or dry air, the plant was inhabited by spider mites and shchitovki - it will need to be treated with aktellik.