Indoor plants

The Kenzia

How to water the kenzia

To water the kenzia correctly, it is good practice to proceed with regular and non-invasive watering. Therefore, avoid wetting the ground and the petioles that would otherwise risk rotting.As regards the frequency of wetting, vary according to the season. During the hot season (therefore from April to October) the kenzia must be watered every time the soil has dried up. In winter, the same rule can be adopted and therefore, pay particular attention to the level of wetness of the soil. The kenziain fact, it can tolerate small periods of drought well, but it is absolutely unable to withstand excessive wetting. Furthermore, to create the right humidity around and clean the leaves of the kenzia it is advisable to spray demineralized water on the whole leaf compartment. This process must be done once every ten days in the winter and once every two days in the summer.

How to cure kenzia


The peculiarity of the kenzia lies in its roots. Although the plant can grow several meters, the roots tend to remain small and only develop vertically. For this reason it is important to choose a container that is gradually larger each time the plant is repotted, about every 2 or 3 years, both for indoor plants and for those in the garden. Generally, the ideal period for repotting kenzia is in spring.The plant does not need pruning, but simply that the dry leaves are removed. As for the reproduction of the kenzia, one must have an eye on it. It is possible to operate by dividing it into tufts, bearing in mind, however, that there is a risk of injuring the plant. Reproduction in seeds, on the other hand,

How to fertilize kenzia


For kenzia fertilization, opt for a generic liquid fertilizer. It can be done once every 20 days during the hot season, from April to October. In winter, this practice can also be suspended as there are no particular benefits for the kenzia. If you opt for a fertilizer in tablets, put some once every 2 or 3 months in the soil.The kenzia prefers a rather peaty substrate, it is therefore advisable to enrich the soil with peat or sand. Another option is to create a manure soil, or a soil for flowers (ie the classic soil from the garden or from pots on the balcony). This plant, however, does not have special needs as over time it has been able to adapt by itself to different regions with the most disparate climates.

La Kenzia: Diseases of the kenzia


The kenzia can be attacked by red spider mites, mites that cause yellowing of the leaves. Another possible plant disease is caused by cochineal, against which specific products are available. Furthermore, the kenzia can be attacked by the fungus Phytophthora palmivora which tends to cause the death of the roots (also favored by a possible stagnation of water in the same). The possible lack of iron in the fertilizer and an excess of water can instead be the cause of a paleness, yellowing or a browning of the leaves. Among the various diseases, however, the most frequent is yellowing and the consequent detachment of the leaves, the cause of which can be found in various factors. As a general rule, it is good to always irrigate the kenzia correctly and proceed with the

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