Golden Plume features white or off-white flowers with yellow or orange accents. These blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Golden Plume prefers Tropical to Subtropical climates, but can survive mild winters in USDA Zone 9-11. A mature plant is cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time.
Golden Plume is an ideal plant for containers in cooler climates. If grown in containers outdoors, move them indoors once temperatures drop below 40F. Otherwise, place containers in a protected semi-shady area such as a porch, patio, or balcony. Water regularly and keep moist during winter. If grown in pots in colder regions, it should be brought indoors during freezing temperatures. Golden Plume requires weekly watering and fertilization to ensure healthy growth. Prune the plant regularly to keep the shape.
Overall, Schaueria calycotricha (Golden Plume) is a small, showy shrub with white or off-white flowers and yellow or orange accents. This plant attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and is cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time. It is ideal for containers in cooler climates and needs weekly watering and fertilization to ensure healthy growth. Prune the plant regularly to keep the shape.