Areca palm is clump-growing with ringed, yellow leaf-ribs. The foliage is evergreen.
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26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Areca Palm

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 colour.

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. 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 atriums.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height36 inch (91 cm)
Plant Spread 12 inch (30 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 6 to 8 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time During late spring or early summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
  • They need soil-based potting compost and should not be re-potted unnecessarily.
  • They are sensitive to chemicals and will be damaged if you expose them to aerosol sprays.
  • If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm.

    Areca Palm care

    Areca palm is propagated by seeds, by separating the offsets or suckers at the base of a mature plant, or by plant division.

    Sunlight Full to partial sunlight
    Watering Medium
    Soil Chalky, Loamy, Sandy soil: moist but well-drained
    Temperature 20 to 30 degree C
    Fertilizer Use a palm fertilizer, which will contain all the micronutrients and extra potassium and manganese.

    Areca Palm special feature

    the most popular indoor houseplants sold today. Indoors an Areca palm is a medium sized exotic looking plant that can reach a height of 6-8 feet; outdoors it may be as tall as 25 feet.

    Areca Palm uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This is one of the most useful Palms of the tropics the world around

  • 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)


    Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    ?Is it real plant or artificial ???

    Debi Dutta mohanty

    Saturday, 29 February 2020

    I can see the love and care that goes into shipping my plants, thanks nurserylive.

    Surendra Saini

    Sunday, 16 February 2020

    Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.

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