Areca Palm, aka Dypsis lutescens, which has other names such as Golden Cane Palm or Butterfly Palm, is a native of Madagascar. They have smooth, sometimes golden trunks that are reminiscent of bamboo culms. Its features feathery, arching fronds, each with up to 100 leaflets, create a big, bold plant that commands attention.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
Allow the top quarter of soil to dry before watering again. This usually takes about 3 - 4 days in an average home environment but it will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions.
They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.
Their fronds benefit from a micronutrient spray in summer. You can use a liquid houseplant fertilizer that contains micronutrients for this purpose. Make sure the product is labelled as safe for foliar feedings, and dilute it according to the label instructions. Do not feed Areca palm plants in fall and winter. Spider mite loves all palms, give your palm a shower every once a while or when you see them will keep them away.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.