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The effect of light on Howea forsteriana: how to provide the right about of light?
Are you the proud owner of a Howea forsteriana, also known as the Kentia palm? This exotic palm tree is beloved due to its elegant appearance and its ability to add a tropical touch to any interior. But did you know the correct amount of light is important for the wellbeing of this green beauty? That is why MyPalmShop will delve deeper into the effect of light on Howea forsteriana. We will also share some tips on how to provide the right amount of light.
Understand the light requirements of your Howea forsteriana
Howea forsteriana is native to Lord Howe island in the Pacific Ocean, where it is exposed to filtered light or shade. It can thrive in any location except in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn and damage their health. That is why it is important to provide the right light circumstances for...
Caring for Trachycarpus fortunei: from watering to fertilising
Are you a proud owner of a Trachycarpus fortunei, also known as the Chinese windmill palm? This beautiful palm species is a beloved species due to their hardiness and ornamental appearance. To ensure a good health for your Trachycarpus fortunei, it is important to provide the right care. In this article, we will share tips and guidelines for caring for a Trachycarpus fortunei. Read all about the care, from watering to fertilising your palm tree.
Watering Trachycarpus fortunei is important for its survival and growth. Generally, this palm species needs additional water, particularly during warm, dry summers. Keep the soil humid, but avoid overwatering, as overwatering may cause root rot. Check the top layer of the soil and provide water where necessary. You can lower the amount of water given during winter. Vary the...
Indoor palm trees are beautiful plants that can provide a tropical ambiance at your home. But what should you do if you notice that your indoor palm tree is turning brown? It can be a sign that something is wrong with the care of the plant. MyPalmShop will explain you more about the potential causes of the brown leaves, as well as what you can do about it.
Cause 1: insufficient water
One of the most common causes for brown leaves is too little water. Palm trees often need a lot of water, and if they do not receive enough water for too long, they may wilt and turn brown. This is particularly a problem during summer, when the plant uses more water.
Provide your indoor plant with water regularly, so that the soil remains humid at all times. Check the soil regularly by digging a few centimetres into the soil with your...
Desert plants are beautiful plants that require very little maintenance and are often very ornamental. They are resistant against extreme temperatures and dry circumstances, making them very suited for indoors. If you plan to get your own desert plants indoors, it is important to know how to care for them. That is why MyPalmShop will tell you all about the beautiful desert plants.
These are desert plants
Desert plants are plants that originate in dry areas. They are used to extreme temperatures and have adapted to long periods of drought. Examples are cacti and succulents. They often have thick, fleshy leaves that can store water, making them ideal for people who do not have a lot of time to care for their plants.
Light and temperature
Desert plants require a lot of light to grow and flower. That is why it is important to...
Which indoor plants are best suited for dark interiors?
If you have a dark room that you would like to decorate, it can be quite difficult to find a suitable plant. Many plants need sufficient light to grow properly. Fortunately, there are a few plants well suited in darker rooms as well, providing you green and ambiance to your interior. We will list them for you!
Howea forsteriana , also known as the kentia palm, is a popular choice for people looking for an indoor plant that can thrive in a shady or darker location. It can reach a total height of 2.5 metres tall, and has dark green leaves that are beautiful to behold. Howea forsteriana is a relatively slow grower that does not need too much water, making it easy to care for, even for people with limited time.
Dicksonia antarctica , also known as the soft tree fern, is another plant...
Are you looking for a beautiful and easy plant to spruce up your garden? Consider a Fargesia bamboo. This bamboo species is hardy and grows well in European climates. It is easy to care for and is not invasive. MyPalmShop will provide you with some tips to help you out.
Choosing Fargesia bamboo
There are various species of Fargesia bamboo available. It is important to choose the right species that fits your garden and requirements. Some bamboos have thinner culms than others. The height can also vary. Choose a species that fits the size of your garden and the desired effect that the bamboo should create.
Planting Fargesia bamboo
After choosing a fitting Fargesia bamboo, you can start planting it. Ensure that the soil is well drained, and dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball of the bamboo. Plant the bamboo,...
Yucca rostrata, also known as palm lily, is a highly ornamental plant that is native to the Chihuahua desert in Mexico and the US. It is getting increasingly popular among gardeners due to its unique and fantastic trunk. In addition, it is very strong and resilient. Are you interested in this plant? MyPalmShop is happy to tell you all about Yucca rostrata and will provide you tips and advice.
Light and location
Yucca rostrata is a sun-loving plant that thrives in clear sunlight. It is ideally placed where it can receive about 6 hours of sunlight per day. If you keep the plant in full sun during the warm summer months, its leaves will turn more blue. This blue layer is a wax layer. Yucca rostrata produces this wax layer as a protection against sunburn. It grows well in a container as well as in a pot, as long as the soil is well...
If you are looking for an exotic plant that can transform your garden or terrace, consider a Dicksonia antarctica. This tree fern from Australia is known for its elegant appearance and can be a real eye-catcher. MyPalmShop would like to tell you more about caring for Dicksonia antarctica and would like to provide tips and advice.
Origin of Dicksonia antarctica
Dicksonia antarctica, also known as the soft tree fern, is a tree fern species native to mainland Australia and Tasmania. The plant can reach up to 15 metres tall and has a thick, fibrous trunk with deep green leaves. Dicksonia antarctica is also known for being quite able to withstand colder temperatures as well.
Dicksonia antarctica prefers a humid, half-shady to shady spot and is best planted in well drained soil. Ensure that the soil does not dry out,...
Trachycarpus wagnerianus: the ideal palm tree for your garden
If you are looking for a beautiful and easy to maintain palm tree for your garden, then Trachycarpus wagnerianus is worth the consideration. This unique palm tree is hardy, compact and has a fantastic appearance that well make your garden richer. MyPalmShop will tell you everything you need to know about this palm tree and how you can plant and maintain it.
Origin of Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Trachycarpus wagnerianus, also known as the wagner palm, is a unique palm tree that likely originated in Japan. It is a slower growing palm tree with a compact shape, making it suitable for smaller gardens as well. It has beautiful dark green leaves that are fan shaped. Its trunk is brown and covered in fibres. It is not only easy to look at, but also to care for!
This is how to plant Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Planting a Trachycarpus...
Phoenix roebelenii, also known as the pygmy date palm, is a popular indoor plant due to its elegant appearance and easy maintenance. A frequently asked question among plant lovers is how much water to give this plant to keep it healthy. We will provide you with tips!
Understand the needs of Phoenix roebelenii
Before we dive into how much water to give Phoenix roebelenii, it is important to understand the needs of this plant. Phoenix roebelenii is used to drier circumstances and can thrive in somewhat dry, warm environments. That is why it is important to avoid overwatering this plant, as that is likely to cause root rot and other problems.
Use the right potting soil
Phoenix roebelenii grows best in well drained soil that does not remain too wet. Use a potting soil that contains (for example) sand, perlite and peat. This...
Plants are not merely beautiful to look at, they also have plenty of advantages for our wellbeing. One of their largest advantages is that they can purify the air for us. MyPalmShop Is happy to tell you which indoor palms are best at purifying the air for you!
This is an indoor palm
Indoor palms are a popular choice due to their attractive appearance. There are many different types of indoor palms available, such as the pygmy dwarf palm, the kentia palm and the sago palm. These are each easy palm trees to maintain and generally do not require a lot of care.
Indoor palm trees reduce harmful substances
Indoor palm trees are well known for their indoor air purifying ability. They are able to absorb harmful substances and turn them into oxygen. Studies have shown that indoor palms help remove substances such as formaldehyde,...
Chestnut fencing vs other types of fencing: what are the advantages and disadvanages?
A fence is an important aspect of every garden. It offers privacy, safety and could be decorative as well. There are so many different types of fences available on the makret that it might be difficult to see which type of fence fits your needs best. That is why we would like to compare the advantages and disadvantages of chestnut fencing vs other types of fencing.
These are chestnut fences
Chestnut fences, also commonly called English or French fences, are made from splitchestnut poles that have been connected by wire. They are a popular choice for garden fences due to their nautral appearance and durability. Chestnut fences are available in various heights and can be used for many different goals, such as making a border, deviding various parts of a garden or by blocking off ponds.
Advantages of chestnut fencing
Plants are not just beautiful to look at, they also have plenty of advantages to our wellbeing. They purify the air, reduce stress and increase our concentration and production. But which plant is perfect for your interior? We would like to introduce the Phoenix roebelenii, also known as the pygmy date palm. MyPalmShop would love to explain why this palm is such a great addition to your home.
Perfect as indoor plant
Phoenix roebelenii is a small palm that is perfect to be kept indoors. It generally does not grow larger than 2 metres, making it suitable for smaller rooms too. This palm is native to southeastern Asia, and thus used to warmer temperatures. It does not require too much maintenance, so it is even suitable for people with a busy lifestyle.
Phoenix roebelenii is not only easy to maintain, but...
Cycas revoluta vs other popular indoor plants: What are the differences?
Are you looking for a new indoor plant, but unsure which one to choose? MyPalmShop would like to look at the Cycas revoluta in comparison to other popular indoor plants. That way, you can make an educated choice!
Cycas revoluta: the king of indoor plants
Cycas revoluta, also known as the sago palm, is a popular indoor plant due to its elegant apperance. These plants are native to the Far East and is one of the oldest plant species in the world. Cycas revoluta is generally considered the king of indoor plants due to its imposing looks.
One of the largest advantages of Cycas revoluta is that it lasts very long and requires little maintenance. It is well suited for people with no experience in taking care of plants. They have a unique appearance that stands out, especially compared to other indoor plants.
other popular indoor...
Indoor palms are beautiful plants that add a touch of the tropics to any interior. Whether you are an experienced plant lover or new to taking care of plants, the tips below may help you keep your palm tree healthy and beautiful.
One of the most important aspects of taking care of an indoor palm, is the amount of water provided. Generally, indoor palms need an average amount of water. Ensure that you water evenly all around the palm, but avoid drenching the soil. Wait with watering until the top layer has dried up. It is generally better to provide less water than too much. Too much water will cause root rot and is significantly harder to treat than providing too little water.
#2: Too much light
Indoor palms require less light to grow and generally prefer filtered, bright light. Most indoor palms prefer a spot...
The various desert plants and their characteristics
The deserts are unique biomes where nature has adapted to extreme circumstances. One of the most recognizable aspects of a desert is the plants that grow there. As these plants are fascinating, we would like to tell you all about them and their characteristics!
cacti are one of the most iconic desert plants. They can easily be recognized by their prickly appearance and fantastic flowers. Cacti are able to store water in their branches, allowing them to survive long periods of droughts. Many species have adapted root growth, allowing them to absorb water from the desert soil. An interesting fact about cacti is that their spines are actually modified leaves. These leaves have turned into needles to protect against animals as well as to reduce the loss of water through vaporization.
Yuccas are another group of...
If you are looking for a beautiful, easily maintained palm plant for indoors, the Phoenix roebelenii hits the mark. This excellent choice is generally not large, so it can fit indoors well. This elegant palm tree is called the pygmy date palm, due to its very small date fruit. MyPalmShop will explain you how to take care of this beautiful palm tree, so that you can enjoy it for as long as possible.
Light and temperature
Phoenix roebelenii plants love clear, indirect light. Avoid too much direct sunlight, as it may cause sunburn. Place a pygmy date palm at a window at the north, east or west, or use curtains or similar items to filter light. Keep Phoenix roebelenii in a warm spot – it should never experience frost. The preferred temperature is between 18-24 degrees Celcius. Avoid placing it too close to air condition or...
Indoor plants and their air purifying characteristics
Who doesn’t love a beautiful indoor plant? It adds ambiance to your interior, but improves the air quality as well. Did you know most plants have the ability to clean the air? MyPalmShop is glad to explain you more about the air purifying qualities of plants.
Polluted air at home
We spend a large amount of our lives indoors. In some cases, this means frequent exposure to polluted air. One of these polluting materials are volatile organic compounds, found in paint, furniture and cleaning materials. Other polluting materials include nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Through burning of (fossil) fuels, these are released into the air. They can reduce the air quality indoors, increasing the chance to get symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and allergies.
Indoor plants undo toxic substances
The advantages of chestnut fences as an enclosure for your garden or terrace
Chestnut fences are popular choices as enclosures for gardens, parks and other areas. They have been in use for ages due to their longevity and decorative value. In this blog, we would like you explain you some of the advantages of chestnut fences as an enclosure for a garden or terrace.
A chestnut fence has a natural look that fits well with gardens and parks. The wooden material gives an authentic appearance and provides an ornamental border for your grounds. It fits well with green environments and is very popular for national parks and other similar areas.
A chestnut fence is very flexible and can be used in various forms and sizes. This allows it to be used in literally any garden. It can vary in height, so even the topography of a landscape can be kept in mind. It even makes it suitable for...
The difference between Howea forsteriana and other popular indoor plants
As a plant lover, you are likely familiar with Howea forsteriana, also known as the Kentia palm. But did you know this palm tree differs to other indoor plants in many aspects? MyPalmShop would like to explain these differences.
The Kentia palm: a classic beauty
Howea forsteriana is one of the most popular indoor plants, and not without reason. With its thin trunk and elegant, feather-like leaves, this palm is a classic beauty. Its native habitat is Lord Howe Island in Australia. It can be kept indoors as well as outdoors, as long as it is protected against frost. The largest advantage of a Kentia palm is that it requires very little maintenance. It grows slowly and can withstand dry air, making it ideal at home. It can even grow at a spot with low amounts of light.
The difference between the Kentia palm and other popular...