The Areca Palm is also known as Bamboo Palm, Butterfly Palm, Golden Cane Palm and Yellow Palm. Many stems form a fountain of arched green leaves. It was once endangered but, thanks to the growing popularity, it is no longer at risk of extinction. Although they are large plants originally from tropical forests, these palms can accept trimming without serious consequences, making it possible to keep them indoors for their whole lives. Because of their smooth, golden-ish trunks they can look similar to bamboo clumps. They feature feathery, arching, narrow and full fronds, each with up to 100 leaflets.
The Areca Palm is a striking plant, kept indoors with the correct care, it can grow up to 6ft. in height and live for around a whole decade.
Easy to care for and beautiful, the perfect palm for larger rooms
This is a spacious plant that will prosper in sizable rooms like kitchens and living rooms
If you are struggling with respiratory problems or skin sensitivity, this will be a huge helping hand
The Dypsis lutescens is an impressive humidifier as it transpires water and helps soften skin damage caused by central heating
Great for homes with dry air, it helps purify and will brighten any space!
Areca Palm Care Guide
Keep it in an area with bright, indirect light - the leaves can turn yellowish-green in direct sunlight
In the warmer months, give it enough water to keep the soil lightly moist. In the colder months, only water it when the soil is slightly dry
The plant is alright in colder temperatures, but ist should stay above 13 degrees centigrade. Keep the leaves away from cold windows, air conditioners and heat sources to keep them lush
During the spring, feed it with a time-release fertiliser
Remove any dying stems to help keep it healthy
Place on a shallow gravel tray filled with water and mist regularly. A spell outside in warm summer rain would go down a treat
Areca Palm General Information
Areca Palms are native to the rain forest of eastern Madagascar where they are found in sandy locations or very close to the ocean
It can grow between six and ten inches every year and reach seven feet tall