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Monday, 9 March 2015

GROWING YELLOW PALM OR GOLDEN CANE PALM IN MY GARDEN

I first adopted this palm from my ex-colleague many years ago. This palm belonged to her mother and she wanted to give away some of the plants from her mother's garden. Her mom was getting old and too weak to care for the plants. When my ex-colleague brought the palm to my house, it was a bushy plant in a pot. The leaves were yellow and not healthy. And there was no more space in the pot for new shoots to grow.

The first thing I did was try to get the plant out from the pot but it just would not budge. I have no choice but to break the pot with a hammer. I wanted to separate the palm into two pots and it was not easy to do that. In the end, I have to use a machete (parang in Malay) and a hammer to cut the tough, hard root base in half. After much struggle and sweat, I managed to cut it into two. I planted the 2 halves in two separate bigger pots. These 2 pots are still with me and they are growing very well.
This palm has many names and some of the common names are Bamboo Palm, Golden Cane Palm, Yellow Palm and Butterfly Palm.

It is a tropical plant and it will give a natural tropical feel to your home or your garden. It is said to purify the air around it. It grows well in moist and rich soil with good drainage. I usually fertilize it once a month. And I water it once a day.
It needs light and warm to grow well. It can be planted outside, exposed to the sun but its leaves will be more yellow. Those palm that are placed away from direct sunlight will have greener leaves.
Yellow palm can be grown as ornamental palm both indoor as well as outside in the garden. It makes good indoor plant both in homes and offices. It can grow quite tall if grown in the ground. The leaves and the stem can be used for flower arrangement. It can be used also for craft work.
Leaves infested with white powdery substance.
The most common problem the palm faces is usually the white powdery substance found on the leaves. It usually started from the underside of the leaves and if not addressed, it will spread to other parts of the palm.

When I see this on the palm, I will give the palm a thorough bath by hosing the palm with water a few rounds. After that the white powdery substance will no longer be there. Or I can cut off those leaves with the powdery substance on them.
I will prevent pests from devouring your crops,

and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,

says the LORD Almighty.

Then all the nations will call you blessed,

for yours will be a delightful land, says the LORD Almighty.

(Malachi 3:11, New International Version-NIV)

22 comments:

  1. You really have very green fingers! This palm looks so green and lush in your garden now.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I am so glad that I adopted this palm and it has been very faithful in providing the green to my garden.

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  2. How very lovely, Nancy.



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  3. This is beautiful, Nancy. :)

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  4. Hi Nancy,

    These plants give me a nice and relaxing tropical resort feelings... Sad to see some has infected with white and powdery diseases!

    Zoe

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    1. It is all right now, for the time being, the white powdery thing is gone and my plants are doing well.

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  5. When i get to meet you, you teaching me about gardening ya... hehe...

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    1. Sure, Sharon, you are most welcome!

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  6. my Japananese rose also kena the white colour mites :(. Died a lot. Have replanted. Ahem ...wanna ask you hor....have you ever made roselle jam. I have a roselle plant and not much fruit yet. am thinking to freeze the fruit then make jam later. You think can work ka?

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    1. Ya, these white mites always working against us and destroying our beautiful plants. Eh..I have not made any roselle jam, but I have tasted very good ones, made by my good friend. I think its a good idea to collect the fruits and freeze them until you have enough to make jam later....that's my opinion...well, no harm trying. But I have read somewhere that you must clean the fruit carefully and properly to get rid of bugs...not sure about that...I have also tasted roselle drink with citrus juice added...very good. So can also make roselle syrup. Hmmm now you have stirred up in me a interest in this plant...which I didn't have before. I rejected some plants offered by my friend earlier because no space in my garden. Hahaaa...

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  7. The palm is just beautiful! You can grow anything!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Oh, not really anything. There are also many failures.

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  8. Beautiful healthy looking palm, it obviously enjoys all the love you give it :-)

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    1. Thank you, Jocee, for visiting my blog.

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  9. How lovely to see the palm tree thriving!

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    1. Yes, they are thriving, thank you.

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  10. Nancy, I find palm trees very elegant. They are a nice addition to any garden.

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    1. Phong Hong, yes, I would love to plant more but no more space.

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  11. Wah the plant in the first pic is so healthy and green. Erm but why look a bit yellow in the next few pics?

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    1. Hi Stacy, Oh, that's because of my camera's lighting. But both my palms are in good shape and very green now.

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