Even though it isn’t really picky in terms of soil and substrate, proper planting of your beaucarnea should help you
extend its lifespan.
Beaucarnea abhors excess water and must be planted in a pot with a hole in the bottom together with a bed of
gravel or clay beads at the bottom of the pot.
It loves a tight fit and must never be planted in too wide a pot.
Use special indoor plant potting soil.
Best-case scenario is to repot your plant after having purchased it and then every 3 years on average.
Upon repotting, select a new pot that is only fractionally larger than the previous pot, because feeling cramped
is important for this plant.
Find a very luminous place, even in indirect sunlight, but avoid direct sun that would burn and dry the leaves
Avoid positioning your beaucarnea behinda Southfacing window.
Pruning and caring for beaucarnea
Caudex Beaucarnea is easygoing since it only requires minimal care once it is properly settled in in your house or apartment.
Beaucarnea loathes it when temperatures drop below 50° F (10°C) in winter. .
It’s possible to shorten its leaves to work on its shape and give it a more compact bearing Cut leaves that are too long slantwise so that they still naturally twirl.
It doesn’t need any pruning.
Watering caudex beaucarnea
Beaucarnea is a plant that only requires very little water. That’s why it is actually one of the easiest indoor plants to care for in terms of watering.
When growing potted beaucarnea, watering once a month is enough, maybe twice during extreme heat waves No need to water in winter unless the leaves start drying up. Take note that beaucarnea deals lack of water much better than it does with excess water. Too much water makes its roots rot.
Outdoors, no watering is required because caudex beaucarnea must “suffer” to grow best.
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