Houseplant chestnut - care and maintenance

It would seem that the chestnut is a tree and it is impossible to grow it at home. Therefore, it is not surprising that they figured out how to grow rare indoor chestnut flowers at home.


  • Homeland of chestnut
  • Keeping a plant at home
  • Lighting
  • Watering the plant
  • Growing and transplanting

Homeland of chestnut

The houseplant chestnut or otherwise chestnutospermum belongs to the legume family. It is native to Australia, where it most often grows on the east coast. Chestnut forests in those places occupy a large area and look very beautiful.

In indoor floriculture, the Australian chestnut is widespread, its leaves are evergreen, the trunk is erect, the crown is quite thick. In the wild, chestnuts grow up to 30 meters in height, while indoor chestnuts in adulthood have a height of 2.5-3 meters. Grown home chestnuts do not bloom. This is perhaps one of the unpleasant moments.

Keeping a plant at home

They contain a chestnut houseplant at home at a moderate temperature in the summer months, it is desirable that the ambient temperature does not exceed + 24 + 26 degrees. In winter, chestnutospermum requires a cooler content and adequate lighting. The temperature in winter for its maintenance should be from +12 to +18 degrees.


Indoor chestnut prefers bright diffused lighting; in the daytime it must be shaded from direct sunlight. He feels good on the eastern and north-western window sills and loggias. Sunlight in the morning and evening is quite enough for the plant. It is these sides in the apartment that will give the plant the necessary diffused lighting that it loves.

Direct sunlight is detrimental to the plant: the delicate crown will quickly receive burns, which will adversely affect its development. But the lack of light is not the best option. The leaves will become faded and dull.

In the summer, the chestnut can be taken out into the open air, having previously protected the place from direct sunlight.

Watering the plant

From spring to autumn, chestnutospermum requires abundant watering without overdrying the earthen coma. Water for irrigation must be defended so that it becomes soft. In winter, watered less often, with drying, but not overdrying the soil in the pot. In general, chestnuts are easier to tolerate a lack of water than excess water. By filling the plant, you risk losing it, as the root system will gradually begin to rot and the chestnut will die. So act carefully, otherwise, out of inexperience, you will ruin the plant.

In nature, this plant often grows along the banks of rivers, therefore it loves humid air very much. Regular spraying and warm showers are very beneficial for the growth and development of indoor chestnuts.

Spraying is carried out with settled warm water. This is especially true in winter, as heating makes the air completely dry. Chestnut begins to suffer from dry air, and a warm everyday shower will be a real treat. You just need to remember that in no case should you put the plant next to the batteries. Water droplets that remain on the leaves can cause inconvenience to the plant, as they will lead to burns. For the same reason, it must be hidden from the sun in summer. It grows well on the street, but again it requires shelter from direct sunlight.

Growing and transplanting

Indoor chestnuts are grown from seeds, which are kept in warm water for one day before planting. Then they are placed in the ground and kept at +18 degrees.

Seeds should not be buried deeply, as without air access, they will simply rot.

The process of emergence of chestnut sprouts is long - two, three months. After the first leaves appear, you need to start feeding. Falling leaves serve as a signal for plant transplantation. Until this happens, it is impossible to transplant, as the plant will die.

Chestnut is fertilized in spring - in summer with fertilizer for decorative flowering plants. Top dressing is carried out 1 time in 2-3 weeks.

The first-year plant is planted in light soil, and only after the chestnut grows strong and becomes an adult, it is transplanted into dense soil. You can buy a ready-made composition for decorative deciduous plants, but only of a dark color. Red peat causes rejection in chestnuts. However, the soil must be nutritious, as the plant requires a lot of nutrients for healthy growth.

There is one opinion about when it is better to transplant chestnut indoor flowers - only in the spring. A young plant - once a year, an adult - once every three years. With each transplant, the dishes and soil volume should be increased. Chestnut is a powerful plant, even at home, and its root system requires space and nutrition.

So, if desired, it is not difficult to grow a chestnut at home. It is necessary to stock up on patience and love, then everything will turn out in the best possible way.

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