Pachira is a great houseplant with a rather contemporary feel.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Pachira
Type: Tree, houseplant
Height:2 m indoor
Exposure : Bright without direct sunlight
Ground : Soil
Foliage : Persistent
Flowering : January to December
Planting and repotting, maintenance and watering, are all things that will promote the growth of pachira and prevent disease.
Planting, potting or repotting pachira is an important step because it will allow your plant to develop well and have good growth.
Place your tree in a good potting mix.
It is recommended to place clay balls at the bottom of the pot to facilitate drainage and to prevent the roots from stagnating in the water.
The pachira remains a tropical plant which will therefore only grow in conditions of a particular climate where heat and humidity will mix.
Cultivation and maintenance of pachira
The pachira is a beautiful tree native to the tropics ofCentral America but which adapts perfectly to the interior of a house or an apartment.
For indoor growing, you will ideally place it on the edge of a light source, but without direct sun, especially at the most exposed times.
Maintain the humidity level it needs by regularly spraying water on its foliage.
If the leaves are turning brown at the ends, the air in the room is too dry.
Do not no fertilizer input during the vegetative rest period, from October to March.
No pruning is necessary in the pachira.
You can nevertheless prune in spring above one eye to promote the appearance of new shoots.
Watering the pachira:
Water generously But without excess when your pachira's soil gets dry, but don't wait for it to dry out completely.
- Reduce the number of waterings during the winter period because its needs are then more limited.
For a beautiful growth and beautiful foliage you can add somefertilizer for green plants once a month.
When the leaves of your pachira sag or curl up, it is usually a sign of a watering problem.
Several problems and diseases can affect the pachira. This is often characterized by leaves that turn yellow or brown.
Pachira leaves that turn yellow:
If the leaves turn yellow, there is usually a excess water or that the drainage is not sufficient.
It is then necessary:
> Reduce watering and only water when the soil is dry, moderately.
> Improve drainage, that is to say the flow of water, by putting clay balls or gravel at the bottom of the pot.
> Make sure that there are holes in the bottom of the pot and that the water therefore does not stagnate.
Brown pachira leaves:
This is usually because of a lack of water and often too dry.
> In winter, keep it away from radiators and other heat sources
> Throughout the year, spray the foliage with water low in limestone.
In winter, the plant tolerates the temperature of a unheated veranda provided that it does not drop below 5 °.
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