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Areca Bamboo Palm 19cm

Areca Bamboo Palm 19cm

Regular price $349.95 USD
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The Areca Palm is a truly elegant indoor palm. Multiple stems emerge from its base . with numerous long . gracefully arching fronds growing close together along the stems. Leaves are pinnate . ie feather shaped. It is one of the top air purifying plants and a natural humidifier that will improve the air quality of your home or office as well as adding a relaxing tropical feel.

 Areca Palm is sometimes known as Dypsis lutescens or Areca lutescens . more common names include Butterfly Palm . Yellow Palm and Golden Cane.

Care Instructions


Dypsis lutescens is tolerant of both light shade and bright . indirect light . however avoid excessive amounts of shade and direct light as these will harm the palm.


Water well . keeping the soil moist at root level at all times. In summer . Areca Palms can be thirsty . particularly if located in a warm spot. Requires less water in winter. Do not overwater.


Average household temperatures between 15-25°C are fine . although the warmer the better. Will not tolerate temperatures below 10°C.


Areca palms enjoy high humidity levels. Place on a shallow gravel tray filled with water and mist regularly. Ideal in kitchens and bathrooms.


Liquid fertiliser can be applied during the growing season . once a month or so should be sufficient.

Height & Growth Rate:

Areca Palms are moderate to fast growing plants and typically reach an ultimate height of around 3m . although this is unlikely indoors.


Areca Palms are non-toxic and therefore safe around children and animals.

Air Purifying:

Palms clean and improve air quality by filtering formaldehyde . benzene and carbon monoxide toxins from the surrounding environment.


Dypsis lutescens is native to Madagascar. 

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