Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can receive the sunrays during the coolest hours of the day. During the winter young plants could need a light protection from the wind or cold; when putting the very young specimens, with a thin stem, in shelter, we should provide them with a high stake to keep them erect.For a correct development of the plant we suggest avoiding exposure to late freezings; let's grow it in a covered place, locating it outside only in late spring.
Generalities Roystonea regia
The Roystonea regia 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 7,5 m high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. The Roystonea regia develops like a tree.
Fertilization Roystonea regia
Trees tend to find a great part of nutrients in the soil, because their roots spread more than ten metres; in any case it is advisable to feed the soil with amendants, to guarantee a good quantity of mineral salts; every 2-3 years, in the spring or autumn, we suggest adding to the soil at the feet of the trunk, about a bucket of mature organic fertilizer.
Watering Roystonea regia
We suggest watering pretty often and regularly, with 2-3 buckets of water ; we should always wait for the soil to be clearly dry between one watering and the other. During this time of year usually it is necessary to irrigate every 2-3 weeks . The young specimens, recently sheltered, need more cures compared to the adult specimens: as the years go by the development of a good radical apparatus allows the plant to be satisfied with the rain, without needing other waterings.
Treatments Roystonea regia
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 Roystonea regia
These trees love quite soft, not too drained, soils.
Notes Roystonea regia
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.