BOTANICAL NAME: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
COMMON NAME: Golden Cane Palm
DESCRIPTION: Attractive clumping palm with slender graceful yellowish stems to 8m tall and foliage nearly to the base.
LIGHT/POSITION: Usually high light but will tolerate med-high light in warm positions. Prefers humidity with fresh-air circulation.
WATERING: Uniformly moist. Don’t allow to dry out and don’t overwater.
CLEANING: Spray regularly with neem soap, gently wiping off excess.
PESTS: Prone to spidermite in warm dry positions. Regularly spraying with neem soap recommended. Can also be prone to palm scale.
DISEASES: Not prone to disease.
FERTILISING: Light liquid fertiliser in growing periods. Sensitive to excess soluble salts.
PRUNING: Usually only the removal of dead fronds is necessary. In lower light positions, thinning out of foliage may be necessary to maintain the plant.
PRESENTATION: Foliage should be lush and full with bright green, healthy foliage forming an attractive clump.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Can be a very impressive entry plant.