The Veitch's screwpine is grown at home or in a warmed green house; during the Spring it can be moved outside, but only if the mimimum temperatures are clearly mild. 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.This plant favours very bright places, during this time of year it is suggested to avoid direct solar rays.
Care Veitch's screwpine
The Veitch's screwpine develops like a shrub. This plant in the winter assumes a greenwhite colouring; it is small in size and can reach 1,5 m high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. The Veitch's screwpine develops long arcuate leaves ; the deportment is typical of palm trees , with a pretty erect stem in the lower part, bringing an arched crown.
Feed Veitch's screwpine
In the spring letís use a fertilizer every 15-20 days, melting it in the water which we use to irrigate; we can choose a fertilizer for flowering plants or green plants, rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour a balanced development of the new vegetation. Otherwise we can, if we want to, use a slow release fertilizer, to add to the soil, every 3-4 months.
Irrigation Veitch's screwpine
Letís water these plants only when the substratum is clearly dry using 2-3 glasses of water ; during this period of the year we should intervene every 1-2 weeks , or even less if the weather is rainy. To avoid that a scarce drainage could favour the development of fungal diseases, let's remember to avoid leaving water in the saucer.
Adversity Veitch's screwpine
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.
Substrate Veitch's screwpine
These apartment plants favour very well drained soils.
Cultivate - Veitch's screwpine
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.