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Areca Palm (14cm) | Dypsis lutescens
Areca Palm (14cm) | Dypsis lutescens
Areca Palm (14cm) | Dypsis lutescens

Areca Palm (14cm)

Dypsis lutescens

Regular price £19.00 £0.00

The Areca Palm has been labelled as one of the most effective plants to help relieve dry skin in winter. How so? As a thirsty plant it transpires a lot of water making it an effective humidifier, and softening the damage of central heating on our skin.  According to NASA it also has air purifying qualities too. Easy to care for, it grows best in bright light but not summertime direct sun.

Growing pot size: 14cm

Overall plant height including growing pot: 40-50cm

Pets: Pet friendly

Decorative pot sold separately.

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I fit best in 14cm pots.

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How to care for Areca Palms

Medium Light

Medium Light

I like part-shaded areas in a well- lit room or a spot near a north- facing window where I won’t get sunlight

Heavy Watering

Heavy Watering

Keep my soil moist at all times, but not soggy and never let me sit in water. Watering every 5 days or so should be perfect

Care

Care

I'm sensitive to some chemicals in tap water, so please collect rainwater for me, or leave tap water sitting overnight

How the Areca Palm cares for you

Form

Form

The shape of my trunk and canopy triggers an evolutionary response that will help you feel calm and safe

Colour

Colour

The bright green colour of my foliage colour triggers an evolutionary response that will help you feel vital and healthy

Extent

Extent

I am perceptively alive, helping you feel embedded in the greater ecosystem and giving you a sense of perspective

Want to know more about how we break down plant wellness benefits? Read our post about it here.

About the Areca Palm

The Areca Palm is a dynamic plant that looks fabulous in the home. It features tall stems which grow upward and arch out into bright fronds. It is sometimes known as the Golden Feather Palm or Butterfly Palm on account of the shape of its leaves. This plant is easy to care for and brings lots of benefits, including purified air and the relief of dry skin.

Because the Areca Palm transpires a lot, it humidifies its environment and has a positive effect on skin, especially during the colder months when we rely on central heating, which can dry out our skin. NASA's cleaner air studies have also identified it as a great plant for removing pollutants and toxins from the air.

Known in Latin as the Dypsis lutescens, this plant is native to the Madagascan tropics and is sometimes classed as an endangered species due to the loss of its natural habitat. If nurtured well, an Areca Palm can grow several inches per year and reach a height of 7 feet tall! The plant does best in bright rooms out of direct sunlight, as intense sun can damage its delicate fronds. Regular misting will keep your Areca Palm healthy, and being kept on a shallow tray of water is a great way of supporting your plant's transpiration. The Dypsis lutescens grows plenty of leaves on narrow stems, so don't be afraid to remove any dying stems to stimulate the palm's growth.