Pahira has beautiful leaves that resemble chestnut leaves in shape. It is because of this similarity that pakhira is also called the Guian or Malabar chestnut. Thanks to the beautiful crown, this plant is grown at home.
Pahira (Pachira) - the genus of trees of the family Malvaceae (Malvaceae), growing in South and Central America, India and Africa. The genus includes about 50 species.
- Homemade Funeral Care
- Conditions for growing pachyra
- Feeding and transplanting pakhira
- Propagation of Pachira
Homemade Funeral Care
The plant is warm and moisture-loving, and if these conditions are provided for it, then the pachira will please with rapid growth. The height of the plant in the room in just a couple of years can reach 2 - 3 meters. If such a tall plant is not necessary, then its growth is easily limited by pinching new young shoots.
Young shoots of pakhira are green and flexible, so they are easy to shape. In one pot, you can plant several plants and, removing the lower leaves, bare young trunks, as they grow, intertwine with each other with a “pigtail”. Most often, these intertwined plants go on sale.
Conditions for growing pachyra
Pakhira is thermophilic. It is advisable that in the summer the temperature in the room with the plant was 22-25 degrees. In winter, it should not fall below the 18 ° C mark.
This plant needs a lot of sunlight. Pakhira grows well near the south window, although it is better not to expose it to direct midday sun. Pahira will feel good and partial shade.
A land lump in a pot with a plant should not dry out. In summer, watering is more intense than in winter. At the same time, flooding the plant with water should be avoided, since overmoistening leads to decay of the root system.
Pachira leaves require that they be sprayed regularly. This is especially important in rooms with low humidity.
The soil for the pahira should not be too nutritious. A mixture consisting of sheet and turf soil, in which sand and brick chips are added, is suitable. The pot should not be deep, because in pakhira the root system is located at the surface. Drainage required.
Feeding and transplanting pakhira
It is recommended to feed pakhira during the growth period twice a month with complex fertilizers.
To accelerate growth, young plants can be replanted annually. The new pot should be 4-5 centimeters larger than the old. Adult specimens are transplanted once every several years as they grow.
Propagation of Pachira
Pachirs bearing leaf and buds root well at high temperature and humidity. Cuttings are usually cut at the end of summer. Pachyra seeds are commercially available and, if desired, you can try to germinate them by planting them on the soil surface at a temperature of about 25 ° C, and then cover with glass. Seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks.