A little bit about the Majestic palm
With its bright green symmetrical leaves and slightly swollen base, this fast-growing Madagascan palm feels right at home in Sydney.
Botanical name: Ravenea rivularis
Height: 6 – 12 metres Width: 3.5 – 4.5 metres
Ideal position: Likes full sun and isn't great as an indoor plant.
Suitable for: your garden or in a container.
Start by digging through Flower Power’s Supersoil Composted Cow Manure. The key to establishing a lush, happy palm (especially in autumn and winter) is to keep its roots warm with layers of mulch and manure. Palms love organic matter, so for best results, mulch with enriched cow manure, tea tree mulch or Organic Active 8 Soil Improver and Planting Mix.
Fertilise six times a year (not in winter) with a palm fertiliser.
Trim brown fronds, cutting about seven centimetres from the trunk, or simply pull the fronds out.
The Majestic palm likes to be kept moist, especially while it’s getting established. But once established, keep it dry in winter and moist in summer.
The Majestic palm can suffer from plant scale. To combat this, spray with PestOil or eco-oil, but keep in mind, scale is a sign that your palm is nutritionally deficient, so make sure to also feed and mulch your palm. Palm dart is a butterfly that likes to munch on palm trees. You can keep it away using a caterpillar spray, such as Success ULTRA.