African date palm is a magnificent decoration of a house, office, commercial hall, greenhouses and water parks.
It is unpretentious, does not require daily attention and care. At the same time, it can be easily grown from a stone, watching the shoots and the further growth of the tree with curiosity.
There are certain rules how to germinate the date in such a way that a beautiful and sprawling and healthy tree grows out of it.
Prepare the soil. It should be nutritious and friable. In order not to be mistaken in the composition (how many components are mixed), it is preferable to purchase ready land for palms in a specialized store. Before you put a stone, the soil should be moistened and slightly warmed in a water bath to 25-28 ° C.
Take the date seed and, putting it inDishes with hot water (not boiling water!), Leave for a day. So it will sprout faster. If you want to accelerate the germination, lightly pencil or scratch the bone without damaging the seed that is inside. A bone from the date of a fresh crop will sprout about a month, and last year's - 2 or even 3 months later.
Fill with cooked heated earthA small pot (you can have a cup of yogurt), at the bottom of which there is a drainage, and plant the treated date-bone vertically to a depth of about 1-1.5 cm. Cover with a film and place it on the windowsill, preferably on the east or south side.
Water the plant daily. Make sure that the water does not stagnate in the pot, and that its excess is freely released into the pan, whence it should be removed in a timely manner. Every day watering, stick to the appearance of the sprout.
Transplant the palm in the pot?Larger size is necessary when its height is 10-15 cm. Do not bury the plant too much. The main thing when transplanting is not to damage the roots, otherwise you can nullify all the previous actions.