Areca Palm 101

 

Origin: Madagascar.

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.

Soil: Fast-draining Peat-moss based mix to prevent soggy soil and root rot.

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