Aug 072016
 

Ravenea glauca

How to keep them thriving indoors in Melbourne!

Please Note: The information below is specific to this particular variety. For more detailed notes on the general growing conditions required for all Indoor Plants, check out our ‘Growing Indoor Plants Successfully’ factsheet.

A wonderful alternative to the Dwarf Date Palm if you are looking for a palm with finely divided feathery foliage. Unlike the date palm this is a fairly fast growing slim and elegant palm. Grows to 3m outdoors, possibly 2m in a pot.

Watering
Allow the surface to dry out and then water. Perfect drainage is essential – do not let sit in a saucer of water or roots will rot – like most palms.

Light
Bright indirect light – direct summer sun may scorch the leaves.

Temperature and Humidity
Very tolerant of a wide variety of temperatures.

Fertilising
Fertilise with slow release fertiliser annually in spring.

Maintenance
If you allow your Mini Majestic Palm to become potbound, its growth will slow down, and when you repot it, it will be less likely to suffer shock, than if growing rapidly.

Give an annual flush out to remove any accumulated salts.

Repotting
Use cacti and succulent potting mix, or another similarly free draining sandy mix. Go up only one pot size, and try to damage the roots as little as possible during the process. Pack the potting mix firmly around the roots.

Problems
Scale, mealy bugs and mites can occasionally be a problem. Wipe down with neem oil occasionally as a preventative and treatment. If insects persist, use confidor tablets.

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