Golden palm grows in clumps and is excellent in outdoor landscaping. They can be planted in a clump or alongside a fence as an informal hedge.
- With graceful and feathery leaves when exposed to the full sun, this palm has a lovely golden yellow color – hence its name.
- It can grow up to 20 feet outdoors. It is also very adaptable indoors as it grows much slowly to roughly 4 to 6 feet.
- Golden palms are the most popular indoor potted palm.
- Ensure you plant golden palms in well-drained potting soil and remember they like to be moist. They look best in bright diffuse light.
- Golden palms are attractive palms with golden stems and yellow-green fronds.
- They are very adaptable and can be grown in full sun to part shade or in a bright spot indoors.
Care of golden palm
- Golden palm thrives in full sun to part shade. If placing indoors, a bright area with some direct sunlight is ideal.
- Keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy. Water the soil thoroughly and wait for the water to drain through, then empty any excess water sitting in the saucer. Allow the top 3-5cm of soil to dry out before watering again. Reduce watering in the cooler months.
- Tip: The top of the soil may look dry but it can be wet beneath, so before watering your plant, dip your finger into the soil to feel the level of moisture. If it feels soggy, wait for a few days and check again.
- Golden palms prefer average to warm environments and high humidity. They should be given regular misting, especially during the exceptionally dry weather.
- Keep away from drafts of hot and cold air that can harm the plant.
- Feed them with slow-release fertilizers during their growing season.
- Remove any dead or yellowing fronds.