Plant your Sunset Gold Coleonema in lean, well-draining, sandy soil in a location that is protected from the strong winds.
Plant in full sun along the coast. In hotter, arid climates, light afternoon shade may prevent sun scorch on the leaves. Foliage color is affected by the intensity of sunlight. Partial shade is tolerated but the leaves may take on a greenish-yellow hue.
Water regularly to establish a strong root system, frequency can be cut back once established. Water when the top 2 inches of soil is dry. Coleonema pulchellum ‘Sunset Gold’ may have some drought tolerance but it looks best with regular water.
Apply an all purpose fertilizer like Gardner & Bloome 4-4-4 Organic All Purpose Fertilizer in the spring.
Prune after flowering for desired size and shape. This very popular cultivar grows more compact than the species and has a low, flat-topped bush appearance that works well in formal gardens.
Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold' is sometimes referred to as Diosma ‘Sunset Gold’. Winter hardy to 20ºF.