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- Palmlilie: Rules for casting and fertilizing
Most species of the genus Palms are used in their Central American home to extended dry periods and a nutrient-poor soil. That's why casting means: less is more.The palmlilie is an exotic asparagus plant that impresses with impressive flowers in summer. But even without her flowers, the plant is a real eye-catcher. The best thing is that the plant is really easy to clean and therefore also suitable for beginners. If you meet some prerequisites in advance, you can even leave it to yourself at a certain point in time. It is important that you deal with the subject of watering and fertilizing. Because serious mistakes can mean the death of the plant.
Palmlilie: Rules for casting and fertilizing
Water newly planted palm (slightly)
If you're planting a palm tree in the garden or tub, weekly watering makes sense. The soil should not be kept permanently moist even in this phase. Under no circumstances should waterlogging form.
Do not water until the uppermost layer of soil stops feeling moisture with your finger. If your plant is in the open air and it should rain, you do not need to water the plant in the coming weeks.
Water grown palm trees sparingly
A few weeks after planting the palm leaf, reduce the amount of water for tub plants to twice a month. When growing outside specimens, the need for water decreases even more: Even if it is not poured for a long time, the palm leaves do not take long-term damage.
The usual amount of natural precipitation in Germany is quite sufficient for the frugal plants. However, if you notice signs of dehydration, such as hanging leaves, it is advisable to refresh the palm leaf immediately.
Use lime-containing tap water for pouring
Most plants like lime-poor water, in the case of palm trees it is the other way around. Tap water is therefore ideal for pouring. You can also take advantage of the good lime compatibility when choosing a location. In desolate but sunny corners of the property with its calcareous soil, palms feel very well.
Fertilize palm trees in spring with potash and magnesium
In terms of nutrient consumption, the palm line is as frugal as it is in terms of water requirements. It's enough to provide a new intake once a year in the spring. You no longer need to lime the plants separately if you are pouring tap water or the soil at the site has a high lime content.
Low doses of potash and magnesium are gratefully accepted by the palmlilie. Also, the use of a commercial Volldüngers (My recommendation: Compo Grünpflanzendünger) is possible. Do not fertilize after flowering. The plants then begin to prepare for the cold season and the nutrient supply is a hindrance.