People often liken the relationship between the land where the betel nut is grown and the substrate like fish and water, birds and heaven, etc. So in the end The role of the growing medium of betel nut with sawn leaves what? Can the plant grow healthy, normal without the medium? What are the advantages, disadvantages and notes when using the medium in the soil mixture for sawdust betel nut?
The role of the growing medium of saw palmetto
Betel nut with sawed leaves is a monstera tree causing fever in the bonsai market not only in Vietnam but also internationally. This plant brings the natural and wild beauty of the Mexican tropical jungle, just need to plant a few plants in the house and you can enjoy the vast forest scent every day.
Besides, the tree also gives your living space a luxurious and sophisticated look, with feng shui meaning to help the owner become more prosperous and have more luck. However, in order for betel nut to grow healthy, in addition to soil and fertilizer, the substrate also plays an essential role, not to be missed!
Coming from a tropical land, the saw palmetto tree is a moisture-loving plant. Therefore, they need enough moisture to grow normally. However, an aerated and porous soil mixture is also a good condition for the saw palmetto tree to live well.
And the role of betel nut growing medium is to help the roots grow well, absorb water quickly, and limit waterlogging even if you water too much. At the same time, they also help plants retain moisture, drain water, and aerate effectively, stimulating plant growth. It can be said that betel nut growing medium is an effective right hand of a gardener.
If this is your first time making a potting mix – soil for growing plants or are not familiar with the proportions or do not have time to prepare it yourself, there is no need to worry, you can use the following types of soil. premixed at bonsai stores. This will help keep the soil loose and airy.
Necessary features in the growing medium of saw palmetto betel leaves
The ability to balance the nutrient content in the soil
The sawn leaves of betel nut to be able to grow best need a lot of nutrients. This nutrient is not only obtained from additional fertilizers, but also from the soil, so the soil must ensure that there is enough content that the plant requires. The plant will not grow well if it has to live in a soil that lacks nutrients, even if it is not porous.
The substrate has good drainage and maintains moisture
When starting to plant betel leaves, many people ask the question, when watering, how much should be paid attention to? In fact, this is a very difficult question to answer because it is not easy to estimate the amount of water just enough for the needs of the plant.
Therefore, many people when planting and caring for trees have encountered excess or lack of water leading to countless troubles. If so, the medium will be your assistant, helping you to overcome that drawback, helping the soil to be loose and well drained. Softness – long-lasting moisture retention are necessary conditions for a quality substrate.
When growing plants in the ground, the roots are often compacted by the soil and do not have enough air to breathe, leading to brown and mushy condition. So make sure your growing medium has good ventilation.
Basic substrate formulas
Sawn-leaved betel nut is suitable for a medium that provides enough moisture, good drainage, and rich nutrients. Representative of these properties can be mentioned as peat and compost, moss, etc. If you already have the medium in hand but do not know the ratio, how to mix, then take a close look at the 4 basic recipes. Below by Agri:
Formula 1: Ratio 1:1, with this recipe, you only need to use half of the normal potting mix, mixed with half of coco peat or peat moss.
Formula 2: Still the same formula applies the ratio 1:1 as above, but we replace the coco peat and peat moss with coconut chips or pine bark.
Formula 3: In this recipe, continue with a 1:1 ratio, replacing half of the above medium with half perlite or pumice.
Formula 4: Ratio 2:1:1 for soil ingredients – compost – perlite respectively.