Gardening

Phalangère: remarkable foliage


The phalangea is a very attractive houseplant with evergreen variegated foliage.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Chlorophytum comosum
Family : Antheriaceae
Type : Houseplant

Height
: 50 cm indoors
Exposure : Very bright
Ground : Soil

Foliage
: Persistent Flowering : summer

Planting the phalangea

Upon purchase, if the pot is too small and the roots are already touching the edges of the pot, feel free to repot your phalangea in a slightly larger pot.

Then, every year and preferably in the spring, repot your phalangea in a pot with a slightly larger diameter.

  • The roots of the phalangea dread excess water.
  • Make sure the pot is well drilled at the bottom.
  • Improve drainage by placing a bed of gravel or gravel at the bottom of the pot. clay balls to facilitate the flow of water.
  • A good potting soil for green plants is necessary.

Multiplication of the phalangea:

It is a plant that multiplies very easily by repotting the seedlings.

  • Cut off the ends of the seedlings that appear at the end of the runners.
  • Plant the seedlings in potting soil and place them in the light.
  • Keep the substrate slightly damp.
  • Transplant into a pot when the root system is well developed.

Exhibition for the phalangea

The phalangea can live indoors, in light or in a slightly darker room.

But the best place to install your phalangeal is near a window which lets light through well but without direct sunlight.

If you are looking for a plant for your bathroom and it is lit by a window, the phalangea is all found.

At most the phalangère receives light and at most its foliage is beautiful.

Avoid the proximity of a heat source like a radiator because this plant of tropical origin has need humidity.

  • The ideal temperature is around 15-25 °.

Maintenance of the phalangea

Remove the dead and wilted leaves as you go by cutting only the damaged part and leaving the healthy part.

In summer you can put your phalangeal outdoors avoiding direct sunlight.

The tips of the leaves are dry and brown:

This is one of the common problems with the phalangea and usually indicates that the air is too dry.

  • Cut off damaged leaves at the base.
  • Mist soft water on the foliage.
  • If necessary, place the pot on clay balls bathed in water, without putting the pot in contact with water. Evaporation helps to recreate moisture in the air.

If the leaves tend to lose their sparklet it is recommended to give it More light.

Phalangère, parasite and disease:

The phalanx is found mainly in common diseases of houseplants,red spider and the cochineal.

Watering the phalangea

The phalangea fears drought, but also fears excess moisture in the soil.

  • Regular but moderate watering is necessary.
  • Throughout the year and especially in summer, mist the foliage in order to recreate the humidity of its natural environment.

In spring and summer:

Keep the potting soil moist and make sure that the water flow is correct.

Add liquid green plant fertilizer every 8 to 15 days during this growth period

  • Regularly spray the foliage with preferably non-calcareous water.

In autumn and winter:

Reduce watering so that the soil is dry on the surface between 2 waterings. The cooler the temperature, the less water it takes.

  • Stop adding fertilizer.

To know about the phalangère

The phalanx is a very interesting plant, both for its evergreen variegated foliage and for its summer flowering. She is adorned in summer with pretty white flowers.

Fast growing, it is best in pots because it quickly becomes invasive. This is one of the reasons why it needs to be repotted regularly.

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