The Howea forsteriana develops like a shrub. The Howea forsteriana develops long arcuate leaves ; the deportment is typical of palm trees , with a pretty erect stem in the lower part, bringing an arched crown. This plant in the winter assumes a green colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 1,2 m high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
Exposure Howea forsteriana
Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can receive the sunrays during the coolest hours of the day. The Howea forsteriana needs a minimum temperature superior to 15°C, during this time of the year it is best to check the night temperatures before setting it outside.Let's avoid exposing apartment plants to direct sunlight, which could damage the leaves, especially during the hottest months of the year. We should prefer a bright position, but with filtered light.
Watering Howea forsteriana
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 1-2 weeks . To avoid that a scarce drainage could favour the development of fungal diseases, let's remember to avoid leaving water in the saucer.
Treatments Howea forsteriana
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Howea forsteriana
These apartment plants favour very well drained soils.
Notes - Howea forsteriana
Seeing the quite contained development it’s possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.