Are you looking for an impressive plant with ornamental leaves? You’re on the right track. Chamedora is an exotic plant, which belongs to the Arkadian family, as well as palm trees. See what it looks like and how to take care of it to keep it happy and blooming all year round.
Chamedora, elegant chamedora, coral palm – these are different names of the same plant.
It grows slowly indoors. It can reach up to 1-1.5 m in height. Its light green, delicate, feathery leaves like to be sprayed, but they will survive even without it. Coral palm is a basically resistant plant as it can withstand drought, lack of light, and polluted air.
Although the refined chamedora does not grimace when placed in a dark place, light exposure speeds up plant growth. Just remember not to go off the edge and to unreasonable extremes. The most optimal place will be at a certain distance from the window. The optimum temperature is 18-20°C.
As already mentioned, the coral palm is resistant to most cultivation errors made by humans. However, just because it can take a lot doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its own preferences. For example, it prefers moist air to dry air. The higher the temperature, the more humidity is needed.
Remember to spray it, especially in times of winter. If it’s too dry, spider mites may appear. These two-colored mites can be removed with special preparations. However, prevention will always be better than cure. The plant grows quite fast, so it needs a lot of space around itself. Coral palm looks the most beautiful when standing alone in a charming setting. It is actually better this way because you’ll avoid making mistakes in the arrangement if you use multiple flowers.
Watering and transplanting
Chamedora prefers boiled water and lukewarm rather than cold tap water. Water the plant once you notice that the surface of the soil has slightly dried out. In summer it will be 2-3 times a week on average, and in winter it will be once a week. Try to keep a close watch because the microclimate of your home (and even your room) may be a little different from the climate outside.
Specialized soil for palm trees is the most suitable. If you don’t have one and you already have a chamedora in your home that needs to be replanted, mixes the universal soil with sand at a ratio of 9:1. The plant is best replanted in the spring when large roots appear in the holes in the pot. If you look at the bottom of the pot, you can easily check whether the roots have already filled the pot. In the case of young plants, it is one year and older – even 3-4 years.
Young seedlings are most commonly sold in gardening shops. Then the preparation becomes simpler. You can simply put the plant in a new pot, and it’s ready. But what should you do if you want to grow your own seedling?
Coral palm has yellowish dioecious flowers and then coral-like fruits. This is mainly the origin of the name of the species. In order for the plants to germinate, a sterile substrate (peat and sand in equal proportions), constant high humidity and temperature and foil cover are needed. The above elements are difficult to maintain at home, but if you want to, you can also buy seeds from professional breeders.
Then you will need to observe the step by step the growth and development of your chamedora. A different but definitely easier to do “re-potting” is by dividing the plant and being careful enough not to damage the roots.
Let’s summarize. Chamedora (coral palm) has spreading feathery leaves, which will look best in a well visible place and without the presence of other plants. It is quite resistant to bad conditions, but of course, it also requires that you look after it. Why don’t you buy one or two of these to your house?