“Sam came to our house”
In the article, the author often uses the definition of "palm" in relation to Dracaena. This erroneous statement has taken root among many beginning florists due to the fact that the dracaena resemble palm trees. In everyday life, dracaena and some other plants similar to palm trees are called false palms. We did not begin to correct this error in order to preserve the spirit of the article, but highlighted the word palm with quotation marks.
Dracaena is from the iglitz family, according to various sources, there are about 150 species of diverse plants of this family. Dracaena Marginata is the plant that we currently have at home. The very history of the appearance of this plant in our house is quite entertaining. It happened five years ago.
In rainy early weather, autumn morning, I went to the store. On the street near the house I found a small "palm tree". She was 50 centimeters in height. On the street, she turned out to be the kind of surrounding area after someone’s “home showdowns”. There were things and other household supplies lying on the street. As well as several flower pots. It’s clear, of course, that it’s a quarrel at home, but why harm the flowers that were originally bought in order to bring joy to the house. They are also alive, they also feel, respond to our emotions, and blossom and give us their beauty with a good attitude towards them.
Remembering that my mother had long dreamed of such a "palm", I took her home. Mom’s joy knew no bounds. She had long wanted to acquire a similar "palm tree", but somehow everything was "not fate." Always something interfered with its acquisition. That lack of free money on it, then a similar "palm tree" was not on sale. But nevertheless, fate made its own adjustments and the "palm" literally "itself came to our house." Mom immediately found a "palm tree" suitable in size flower pot.
The size of the flowerpot must be selected so that the roots of your "palm" are completely sprinkled with earth. Small holes must be made in the bottom of the flowerpot, i.e. drainage. Further on the bottom of the pot you need to put small pebbles similar to sea ones. If you don’t find such at hand, a large gravel is quite suitable. Fill the pebbles a little with earth, put the “palm” itself carefully, carefully lay the root of your “palm”. On the sides, fill the flowerpot with earth, evenly around the root of your "palm". This "palm" loves a lot of light, but not direct sunlight. It is advisable to put it on the window on the east side. Periodically, it must be sprayed with standing water. Sometimes, approximately every three years, your palm tree needs to be transplanted into a large flowerpot, as it grows. A "palm tree" is transplanted, just as previously we indicated how to plant it. From time to time it can be bathed in a bathtub with room temperature water. To do this, you need to put a flowerpot with a “palm tree" in the bathtub and gently wipe the dust from its leaves with a damp cloth and you can wash the shower a little with room temperature water.
To date, it has already grown around one and a half meters. Since with her growth she has not been placed on the windowsill for a long time, we removed it from the window and placed it in a bright room near the window on the bench. She is very fond of talking to her and caring for her. After all, flowers understand everything and give us what we ourselves give them. Good luck to everyone who wants to grow such a beauty. The main thing is that you just need to love this plant and you will succeed.