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How to cure the aquatic Pachira: from repotting to cultivation at home, all the care to be devoted to the sick or healthy pachira. What to do in case of brown, yellow or crumpled leaves.
The aquatic pachira or woven pachira (name linked to the particular shape that many nurserymen give to pachire stems) is a very popular plant for the elegance of the leaves and the beauty of the ornamental stem.
How to cure aquatic pachira
Thereaquatic pachirait doesn't need very manycare. The problem is that we often, in good faith, make mistakes that cause yellowing and premature leaf drop. In this article we will explainhow to grow aquatic pachirasoatypical, that is, starting from the health of the plant that is evident by observing the leaves. In general, the plant doesn't want anycareparticular, you just need:
- Irrigate deeply but at long intervals
- Keep the plant in a bright position but always away from direct sunlight
- Keep the plant away from drafts and thermal shocks (so it is better not to place it close to a door)
- Ensure good air exchange in the room where you keep the plant
Generally thepachira with brown leaves, with yellow leaves or leaves that tend to break easily, is linked to incorrect irrigation management. Even pachira with crumpled and dry leaves can reveal an error in water management. Let's see how to treat a sick pachira and other information onhow to repotand whichfertilizeradminister to the plant.
Pachira with yellow leaves
If the leaves areyellowedyou are probably giving the plant too much water. Sometimes, for the same reason, the leaves turn brown.
What to do?
Adjust the irrigations well and, before giving more water, make sure that the soil is completely dry.
Pachira with brown leaf tips
This problem is also related to water management. Check that the water does not stagnate in the saucer. Brown leaves that break easily can always be linked to excess water, but if the leaves are brown and dry the problem is elsewhere.
Abundant watering can causerotten leavesisrotalso located at the level of the stems. However, rot can also be caused by fungal diseases: this is why it is important to ventilate the rooms and ensure the plant has good air circulation. Try to suspend irrigation, humidity also intensifies the risk of contracting fungal diseases.
Pachira with dry leaves
If the leaves curl up, the plant is likely getting too much sun. The dried pachira leaves, which crumple or a dry brownthey probably areburned: the plant receives too much light and should be placed in a more shaded area. Pachira leaves are very delicate and burn easily in the sun.
Pachira loses leaves
Water problems can also cause premature leaf drop. If the pachira loses leaves, pay attention to the intervals with which you administer the water and remember, after 20 minutes from irrigation, to empty the saucer eliminating the percolated water.
How to know when to water the pachira?
You just need to sink a finger into the ground and give water only if the first 5 cm of soil are not particularly wet.
For irrigation, it is advisable to use water without limescale -therefore tap water is banned- as distilled water purchased or obtained from the conditioner.
Fertilizer for pachira
Therefertilizationit must be performed on a monthly basis.When to fertilize pachira? Every month, starting from spring until summer, by administering a low-dose fertilizer in order to support the vigor of the plant and not trigger a disproportionate growth.
For the pachira you need to use liquid fertilizers so as to allow immediate absorption. What fertilizer to use? A classic fertilizer for green plants,"To this Amazon page"you can find a wide assortment, however if you have ox blood (liquid fertilizer) at home you can dilute it with water and administer it with the next irrigation.
How to repot the pachira? Very simple, always consider that thesizeof the vase must have a diameter at least equal to 1/4 of the height of the stem. If the plant has grown a lot, buy a larger pot, get rid of the old substrate and replace it with fresh soil, the most suitable one is composed of fibrous manure compost, extremely rich in organic matter.
When thepachirait is very tall, with a stem of two meters, choose a definitive large container. The final pot must be 45 - 50 cm in diameter. In this case nothing is donerepottingbut annually you will replace the soil by digging it out of the container, taking care not to injure the roots.
Pachira, meaning of the plant
Therepachirais considered oneplant brings good luck. It is originally from the Far East and in the places of origin it is known asmoney plant. The reason? It seems that the pachira is oneplant brings good luck, especially from a financial point of view. The characteristics 5 leaves, according to local superstitions, would have the power toattract money and power.
How to weave the stems of the pachiras
If you want to weave the stem of two pachiras, you can follow the advice and guide on the pageplant with intertwined stem. Know that you canweave the stems of the pachirasonly when the plants are still very young. The plants used to weave the stems must be the same age.