The room fir with its special appearance cuts a good figure in every bucket. However, they also need a bit of care to thrive.In this country, the Norfolk fir often grows in buckets. A special attraction of this plant is the symmetrical arrangement of the branches.
Although the plant does not require intensive care, some framework conditions are particularly important for healthy development. This includes a bright location, seasonal watering and fertilizing, frost-free wintering and the right substrate. Read on to find out the details.
4 care tips for healthy growth of the fir tree
The fir tree thrives best in a bright, warm location with protection from the blazing midday sun. The feel-good temperature of the Exotin is around 22 ° C. You can start the outdoor season on the balcony or terrace as soon as the thermometer regularly rises to 15 ° C and there are no more night frosts to fear.
Loose, permeable and slightly acidic: this is the way the fir tree likes its substrate best. Simply mix a little peat and a little sand under ordinary potting soil and you have the optimal mix ready. You can also add drainage to optimize water drainage.
Plentiful in summer, economical in winter: with this rule you are spot on when watering the fir. The plant is used to extensive wet and dry phases in its natural home on the Norfolk Island. These periods are roughly the same as our warm months from April to September and the cold months from October to March. However, waterlogging is never healthy for the fir tree. As soon as water is in the saucer for more than a day, you have to drain it. Otherwise there is a risk of root rot.
Only fertilize the silver fir during the skin growth period from late spring to early autumn. Liquid fertilizer for green plants, which you put into the irrigation water every fourteen days, provides the carp with sufficient nutrients. Do not use products with a high nitrogen content.
Carp trees do not tolerate frost and do not like darkness. Therefore, choose a bright, cool but frost-free place as a winter location between October and March. Temperatures of 10 ° C