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Golden Cane Palm Plant Care

Posted by Alexander Holdinghausen on

APalms are robust, low maintenance, and a classic addition to any plant collection. Though Palms are unmistakably tropical, their elegant fronds will complement any decor. Palms tend to grow slowly, so you don’t need to worry about them outgrowing their spot too quickly.

 

Light

Your Golden Cane Palm will appreciate bright indirect light as they can burn in too much sun. An east-facing window would be great for this palm. Golden Cane Palms will not tolerate lower light environments well.

Water

Water your Palm when the soil is about 50% dry. Palms do not like to sit in water, as this can lead to root rot. They can handle drying out occasionally, so don’t worry if you forget to water them once in a while.

Humidity

Your Areca Palm appreciates added humidity. Make your Palm happy by misting them a couple of times a week, or adding a humidifier nearby. If the humidity drops too low, particularly during winter, fronds can start to crisp and die.

Temperature

Your Golden Cane Palm does well in normal room temperatures between 15–25 degrees. They will not tolerate temperatures below 10 degrees, as colder temperatures may lead to leaf damage.

Food

Feed your Golden Cane Palm once a month during spring and summer with a palm-specific houseplant fertilizer. Only apply fertilizer to damp soil, so that you don’t burn the roots.

Toxicity

Your Golden Cane Palm is considered to be non-toxic.

Additional Care

You can prune your Golden Cane Palm to maintain a certain size or shape. Pruning also encourages more branching, which will make your Palm look more full. The best time to prune is springtime when their growth naturally increases.


 

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