Hyophorbe lagenicaulis - Bottle Palm - in Ecopot
Common Name: Bottle Palm
Origin: Mascarene Islands in the Indian ocean
Light: High Light
Water: well drained but moist soil
Temperature: 14°C - 30°C
Soil: rich, well drained soil
Height: Approx. 6'
Nutrients: Use a special palm fertilizer
Pruning: Generally they don’t have any more than 3-5 leaves at one time.If you must remove a leaf then wait for it to go entirely brown before doing so. If the palm is lacking humidity they can get brown tips, you can trim the brown tips off but not the entire leaf.
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Caring for a bottle palm tree is nearly effortless, provided they are in good soil, bright light and get moderate moisture. If the plant doesn’t have enough humidity they can be prone to spider mites. Be sure to wipe the dust off the leave every 6 months to a year . You can hose the leaves off or mist them with a spray bottle.
Comments: The trunk has a very distinctive, bottle-like shape -- narrow at the top and broad at the bottom. Unlike many other palms, these slow-growing palm trees remain quite small and are often grown in containers.
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