Introducing the stunning Areca Palm, a species of flowering plant native to Madagascar. It has bold, bamboo-like fronds and will bring any space to life.
Growing Pot Size: 10cm
- Also known as the butterfly palm, golden cane palm, and yellow palm.
- Dramatic and eye-catching.
- Easy to care for.
- Perfect for office spaces and hallways.
Growing pot size: 10cm.
Key Benefits: Air Purifying
The Areca Palm is a natural air purifier and is great at filtering harmful toxins and pollutants such as formaldehyde from the air. What’s not to love?!
Areca Palm - Bold and Brightening
This houseplant is extremely popular and there’s no wonder why - it’s a beautiful, striking plant that will brighten any interior and make a great impression on your guests!
Where does it come from?
The Areca Palm is native to the tropics of Madagascar but has been naturalized in many other areas of the world, including the Andaman Islands, the Canary Islands, and Cuba.
Plant Care Tips: Areca Palm
Light: The Areca Palm likes to be placed in bright, indirect light. Too much sunlight can scorch the foliage.
Water: Water when the top few centimetres of soil become dry. This may happen more frequently during the summer months. Water less often during winter.
Temperature: As a tropical plant, the Areca Palm enjoys higher temperatures. Keep at 18-24°C and avoid draughts and temperatures below 10°C.
Humidity: This plant prefers humid environments. For best results, keep it in your bathroom or kitchen and mist regularly.
Fertilizer: Feed your plant using a liquid fertilizer every couple of months during spring and summer. No need to feed during the winter months.
Propagation: Your Areca Palm can be propagated using root division.
Cleaning: Wipe foliage occasionally to remove dust.
Pets: Good news! The Areca Palm is non-toxic to pets.
Areca Palm - Common Issues and Questions
Why does my Areca Palm have yellow leaves?
It is completely normal for the lower leaves of your Areca Palm to yellow and drop over time. However, if you find that the yellowing leaves are more widespread, this could be a sign that your plant is receiving too much sun. It may also indicate overwatering. Try adjusting your plant’s position and watering regime.
My plant has drooping leaves. What am I doing wrong?
Drooping, wilting leaves are a sign that your Areca Palm needs more water. Remember to water your plant when the top few centimetres of soil are dry. You can test this by dipping your finger into the soil.
Help! My Areca Palm has dull, dry leaves! What do I do?
Dull leaves that have lost their shine are often an indication of low humidity levels. Try using a humidifier and misting regularly to provide your plant with extra moisture. If that doesn’t work, try moving it to a humid environment such as the bathroom or conservatory.
Common pests: The Areca Palm is most vulnerable to red spider mites, mealybugs, and scale. Be sure to check for pests regularly as these can seriously damage and eventually kill your plant.
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