At one point it was critically endangered, but thanks to its easy-going nature and graceful stalks it has become a popular household staple. If you are looking to see results, the Areca Palm can grow 6" to 10" every year when in optimal conditions. Frequent misting and higher humidity keep this plant looking fresh and free of pests.
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6" Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 12-60” depending on grow pot size. Plant Care Level: Easy
The Areca palm is an excellent air-purifier and can fill up a large space quickly.
Areca Palm Care Tips
Binomial Name:Dypsis lutescens
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright indirect or filtered light
Water: Allow top 2” to dry
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Areca Palm Story
Where is it from? The Areca Palm is from the wet areas of Madagascar.
Who is the Areca Palm? The Areca Palm goes by many names such as bamboo palm which pays homage to its thick stems.
Good For You! The palm is a wonderful addition to your bedroom! It attributes to a calm, relaxing desert vibe. Palms are known for their air-purifying properties.
Is the Areca Palm the right plant for me?
The Areca Palm requires frequent misting to prevent pests and dust from accumulating. Place the palm in a location with bright, indirect light and mimic the environment that the plant is originally from. It loves humidity! If you notice the tips of the leaves are turning brown, place it in your kitchen or bathroom so it can thrive in those humid conditions.
Pet Friendly: Yes, it is pet-friendly!
Location Suggestions: An excellent plant for large spaces due to its growth habit. We recommend placing the Palm in a location that is large enough for the mature size of the palm.
Bright indirect is preferred. Direct light will cause burning on the leaves.
Allow the top 1"-2” of soil to dry in between waterings. Water thoroughly and remove excess water.
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F to 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Remove yellowing older leaves and giving it a little fluffing will help shake free of dried and damaged leaves.
Mist the leaves every so often to increase humidity.
General Information About Your Plant
The leaves can grow quite large adding a jungle vibe to your home.
Non-toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children. Cats cannot seem to resist snacking on the leaves