Areca Palm (Small) - Plant

This palm tree, with its long, graceful feather-shaped fronds, will add a tropical feel to your home and is especially well suited for screened patios and atrium.

What makes it special:
  • NASA recommended air purifying plant.
  • Best plant for AC rooms.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • Popular indoor house plant.
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SrNoItem name
1Areca Palm (Small) - Plant
24.5 inch (11 cm) Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (Red)
34 inch (10 cm) Nursery Pot as Inner

About Areca Palm

Areca palm is one of the most widely used indoor gardenings for bright interiors. It features feathery, arching fronds, each with up to 100 leaflets. These big, bold plants command attention.

The areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens or Dypsis lutescens), also called the yellow butterfly palm and golden cane palm is one of the easiest palm trees to grow indoors. The foliage is evergreen, of Fine texture and yellow-green in color. Pinnate, 6 to 8 pale green leaves per stem, 80 to 100 leaflets, to 8 feet long (2.4 m). Yellow if grown with enough light, 2 feet long. Yellow male and female flowers on the same inflorescence.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height11 inch (28 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Golden Cane Palm, Areca Palm, Butterfly Palm, Madagascar Palm
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 7 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time During late spring or early summer
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.


  • Keep the plant indoor with bright indirect natural light or bright artifical light.
  • Protect the plant from direct sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile for growing areca plant.

  • Watering
  • Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (April - August) feed the Money plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

  • For re-potting procedure click here

    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not place your plant in bright direct sunlight it can burn the leaves of plant.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Areca Palm care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the plant in indirect light.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Full to partial sunlight
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Nutrient-rich loamy soil
    Temperature 20 to 35 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer

    Areca Palm special feature

    Areca palm is air purifier indoor plant.

    Areca Palm uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This is one of the most useful Palms for landscape gardening

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Areca palm need sunlight?

    Yes, Areca palm needs Natural bright light up to 1-3 hours a day, and indirect bright light for rest of the day.

    Can Areca palm be grown indoors?

    Yes, Areca palm can be grown in indoor and it prefers natural indirect /artificial bright light.

    When to water Areca palm?

    In general, water at least once a week and keep the soil moist. Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch and do not over water the plant.

    Why is my Areca palm leaves turning brown?

    The primary reason is due to overwater/lack of water and also make sure your plant is getting enough amount of indirect natural bright light.

    Why is my Areca palm leaves turning yellow?

    The yellowing of leaves is mainly due to over-watering/lack of water and also it prefer indirect natural/artificial bright light.So make sure to have proper light and water balance.

    Where to keep Areca palm?

    You can keep your Areca palm Indoor or outdoor at such a location where it will get enough amount of indirect natural/artificial bright light.

    Can Areca palm be planted outside?

    Yes, Areca palm can be planted outside, only if they are trained to grow outside form its beginning(nursery) stage.

    How fast Areca palms grow?

    Areca palm is a medium growing plant, but if supplied with more nitrogen rich organic fertilizer with bright light and moist media it will grow at very fast rate.

    How much sun does Areca palm need?

    It depends on the plant location, if it is in indoor then Areca palm need morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and the plant grows well indirect bright light for rest of the day and if planted outside then more than 6 hours of natural bright light is ideal for plant growth.

    Is Areca palm air purifier?

    Yes, according to NASA clean air study Areca palm considered as one of the most efficient air purifying plants.

    How to grow Areca palm from cutting?

    Growing Areca palm from cutting is not possible as like other plant, But you can remove one of the offshoots that grow from its base, keeping its roots intact, and plant it in soil and later water it and keep the plant in shade area for minimum 10-15 days.

    How to propagate Areca palm?

    You can propagate Areca palm from from its seeds and also by removing one of the offshoots that grow from its base.

    How to care Areca palm?

    It is very easy to care to Areca palm by just providing, minimum 1-3 hours of morning sunlight and well drained, fertile and nutrient rich soil. Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch, do not over water. Apply organic fertilizer once a month. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

    Why is my Areca palm dying?

    The main reason for dying of Areca palm is due to over-watering / less watering and unavailability of enough amount of bright light.

    When to repot Areca palm?

    You can repot your your Areca palm when you see that the plant is overgrown in current pot, roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter and the roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. Other is your plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant), plant is extremely top heavy, and falls over easily. If you are noticing any of these sign then you can repot it.

    Do Areca palms attract rats?

    No, Areca palm does not attract rats. If your plant are planted in ground and they are in dense then there maybe chances of rats to hide under near the base for shelter, So it does not attract rats.

    How to trim Areca palm?

    You can trim your Areca palm when you see that plant is overgrown in current pot and some of the leaves are damaged, then Trimming should be done as close to the bottom as you can, before trimming make sure that your trimming knife should be cleaned and sharp.

    Is Areca palm indoor plant?

    Yes, Areca palm is a indoor plant and it prefer indirect natural /artificial bright light and sometime it also grow as outdoor but for that it should be trained to grow it out side from its beginning(nursery)


    Saturday, 14 March 2020

    Young ones adapt better

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    Wednesday, 04 March 2020

    It came well packed and is exactly how they show it


    Wednesday, 12 February 2020

    Couldn t find it anywhere else.
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