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Apr 23, 2017 4:43 AM CST
|So a few months ago i bought a beautifull braided Pachira Aquatica. I gave it a place in my bedroom that is facing the North, about a meter away from the window.
Last week i saw two yellow leaves hanging and wondered what i am doing wrong... Here is how i care for my tree:
- I water it once a month, i live in a cold enviroment ( the netherlands ) so the soil doesn't dry out that fast.
- Because its cold i put a plastic bag in the pot so the roots don't get too cold.
- I spray the leaves sometimes because its a tropical plant.
My mom likes to open the windows in the morning to air out the house including the window that the tree stands next to. I read that these plants do not draft so i we are not opening that window anymore. Under the window hangs the thing that heats the house ( idk what its called in English sorry) so the plant isn't constantly cold, it does get some heat.
Also i heard leaves turn yellow when there is too much sunlight but my window faces North and there are some thick curtains hanging in front of it wich provide some more shade, so i dont think licht is the problem at all.
I don't think i overwater at , once a month a decent amount of water and then letting it dry. After a month the soil isn't totally dry, it's about as dry/ moist like some new soil you get out of a bag from the store ( i don't know if that gives you some information about how moist that is but well...).
I have not given the plant any extra nutrients yet, on the packaging of my soil it said that it had nutrients for about six months so i haven't given it any extra.
Other than some yellowing leaves the plants does extremely well, its a verry full bush of leaves ( Like almost extremely full, maybe that is a problem? Like its costing the plant to much energy?) also new shoots growing everywhere!
here are some pictures:
I hope you guys can tell me what i need to do because this plant is verry important to me.
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