The Golden Cane Palm, or Dypsis lutescens, is a versatile palm that can bring a touch of the tropics to any setting, indoors or out. With its feathery, arching fronds that can create a dense and lush screen, it's perfect for adding privacy and a verdant aesthetic. When mature, it produces yellow flowers in the warmth of Birak (early summer), adding a subtle charm to its already attractive foliage.
This hardy palm is a gardener's ally, adaptable to both the sun-kissed patio and the low-lit living room. It flourishes in a pot or in the ground, where it can benefit from the application of a soil conditioner to enrich poor, sandy soils. Watering can be reduced during the cooler months of Makuru (winter) and Djeran (autumn), and a boost with a balanced fertiliser in Djilba (early spring) will keep it thriving. Pruning is rarely needed, just a tidy up of any old fronds to keep it looking sharp.
|Golden Cane Palm / Areca Palm
|Up to 6 M
|2 - 2.5 M
|Part shade, out of strong winds. Can adapt to tolerate full sun in a protected position.
|Non-toxic to humans and animals.
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