by johnah on November 3, 2020
What Is A Waggie Palm Tree?
Waggie palm tree is a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree native to South America. They are not really trees but rather vines with very short branches. Their leaves are opposite, oval shaped and dark green, sometimes with white speckles. The fruit of this species grows up to 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide (5 mm) and contains seeds which have been known to contain tiny insects called aphids. These are quite annoying pests, especially if they infest your house plants.
The name “waggie” comes from the fact that it looks like a little dog or cat. However, there is no such animal! The Latin word for “dog” is canis and the Latin word for “cat” is felis. So, the term “waggie” refers to both dogs and cats.
How To Grow Waggie Palm Trees?
Growing Waggie Palm Trees is easy. You just need to buy some seedlings and keep them watered regularly. They will grow fast if given enough space and light. If you want to get rid of these pesky pests, simply cut off the damaged parts of their leaves once they become too large. Once you have done so, water them again until they recover their original size and then move them into a new pot or container where they can continue growing normally.
Water them every day and make sure to add some fertilizer to the soil or potting mix once every month. Prevent ants and other insects from attacking the Waggie Palms by keeping their environment clean. These trees thrive in full sun locations. If they are growing indoors, then place them near a window where they can get plenty of natural light.
If you want to have spectacular looking plants, then provide a balanced feeding with diluted fertilizer at half strength every two weeks.
Other Types Of Palms
Besides Waggie Palms, there are other types of palms that you can grow indoors. Air-potato is one of the most widely grown types of palms in greenhouses and gardens all over the world. It looks similar to a bamboo plant and sometimes even bamboos are confused with it. This palm species is very cold hardy and can resist temperatures as low as 5 degrees F ( -15 C).
It grows very slowly and you can have a beautiful specimen within one or two years. They enjoy bright sunlight and require regular watering.
There is one more type of palm known as lady-finger palm, which is native to the West Coast of United States and Mexico. This species has feather-like fronds that grow up to 5 feet high and 6 feet wide (1.5 m X 1.8 m).
They enjoy full sun exposure and require regular watering.
Algerian Palms are one of the most popular types of houseplants mainly because of their elegant looks. Their fronds are dark green in color and arch gracefully over time. Over the past few years, they have become increasingly more popular among growers and are extensively grown commercially. They are slow growing shrubs that can reach up to 8 feet in height (2.4 m).
They enjoy bright sunlight and need very little water.
One of the most popular types of palms that you can grow indoors is the Areca Palm. They are native to the Pacific Islands, Asia, Australia and parts of East Africa. The reason why they are so popular is because they can tolerate a wide range of environments and require very little maintenance. In addition, their trunks and stems are very attractive and they rarely get ill.
You can actually have one without spending too much money. You can keep them outdoors during summer and bring them indoors during winter.
Most types of palms get very large as they grow older so be sure to choose the right container before you buy them, or else you may not be able to give them enough space at a later stage. You can place several smaller plants in the same container to create a more dramatic look. Palms grow very slowly and it can take several months before you see any significant growth.
Most of them are sun loving plants that require a lot of sunlight to stay healthy. During winter, you can keep them indoors but make sure to place them near a window where they can get sufficient sunlight. Water them when the soil becomes dry and do not over water them, drain out the water that remains in the saucer after a few hours. Fertilize them during spring and summer using a general purpose fertilizer.
You can even propagate them from offshoots.
Most types of palms are very popular houseplants that can easily fit into any interior style. They are perfect for people who find it difficult to take care of pets, but want to enjoy the company of living creatures. In this post, we will have a look at different types of palms and how well they cope with the inside environment.
Maintaining the cleanliness of your home will certainly cut down on the pests. If you have been noticing ants, for example, around the ficus plant in your home, it just might be time to move the plant to a new location. Also check for leaks in your pipes and around your appliances that could be attracting ants as well.
It is best to measure the pH of your soil before starting. The ideal range for most ficus plants is between 5.5 and 6.5, which is on the acidic side of the scale.
If your soil’s pH level is below 6, you need to add some agricultural lime. If it is above 6, you need to add sulphur. You can get these at any nursery or garden supply store.
Ficus plants do not grow well in cold, wet soil. You should wait until the soil is no longer saturated before watering again. You can also buy a moisture meter to determine if the soil is dry on the inside. It is better to water infrequently, but give a lot rather than watering frequently, but only giving a little bit each time.
Be careful about over-watering your ficus.
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What my mother doesn’t know by S Sones – 2010 – books.google.com
Chasing an Iron Horse by E Robins – 2018 – books.google.com
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