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Areca Palm

Areca Palm


Origin: Madagascar.

Botanical Name: Dypsis lutescens.

The Areca Palm is a truly elegant indoor palm. Multiple stems emerge from its base, with numerous long, feather shaped leaves.
It is one of the top air purifying plants and a natural humidifier that will improve the air quality of your home or office as well as adding a relaxing tropical feel.
Areca Palm is also known as Butterfly Palm, Yellow Palm and Golden Cane.

☀️  Light: 

Bright indirect sunlight all year-round. Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides. 

💧 Water: 

Water thoroughly to wet all the roots, then allow soil to dry slightly before watering again. Avoid getting the base of the palm wet to prevent root rot and use a container with drainage holes.

☁️  Humidity:

Average room with relative humidity. Indoor air can become extremely dry in the winter. The most efficient way to increase the palms humidity is water-spray the leaves 2-3 times a week or use a cool-mist-room humidifier.

🌡 Temperature:

(21-27°C) at daytime, and (13-16°C) at night. Hot weather and direct sunlight may burn the leaves.

🧉  Food: 

Palms houseplants are slow growing plants and not heavy feeders. Feed monthly in spring and summer with a specially made fertilizer for palms.

🐾  Toxicity: 

Non-Toxic to Dogs, Non-Toxic to Cats, Non-Toxic to Horses according to ASPCA.

➕ Additional Tips:

Areca Palms are not very forgiving of being overwatered. If your Areca Palm is left to sit in waterlogged soil for long, root rot will set in. This leads to the plant being unable to absorb the water and nutrients that it needs from the soil, and you will see brown tips, leading to brown leaves, and eventually browning of the entire plant.