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Areca Palm - Plant

₹ 500.00 ₹ 400.00
Areca palm is clump-growing with ringed, yellow leaf-ribs. The foliage is evergreen.
Plant height24 - 37 inches (60 - 94 cm)
Plant spread9 - 15 inches (22 - 39 cm)

The areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens or Dypsis lutescens), also called the yellow butterfly palm and golden cane palm is one of the easiest palm trees to grow indoors.

The foliage is evergreen, of Fine texture and yellow-green in colour. Pinnate, 6 to 8 pale green leaves per stem, 80 to 100 leaflets, to 8 feet long (2.4 m). Yellow if grown with enough light, 2 feet long. Yellow male and female flowers on the same inflorescence.

This palm tree, with its long, graceful feather-shaped fronds, will add a tropical feel to your home and is especially well suited for screened patios and atriums.

Common name(s)Golden Cane Palm, Areca Palm, Butterfly Palm, Madagascar Palm
Flower coloursYellow
Bloom timeDuring late spring or early summer
Max reachable height6 to 8 feet
Difficulty to growEasy to grow

Planting and care

Areca palm is propagated by seeds, by separating the offsets or suckers at the base of a mature plant, or by plant division.

SunlightFull to partial sunlight
SoilChalky, Loamy, Sandy soil: moist but well-drained
Temperature20 to 30 degree C
FertilizerUse a palm fertilizer, which will contain all the micronutrients and extra potassium and manganese.

Caring for Areca Palm

  • Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
  • They need soil-based potting compost and should not be re-potted unnecessarily.
  • They are sensitive to chemicals and will be damaged if you expose them to aerosol sprays.
  • If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm

Areca palm is a species of flowering plant in the arecaceae family, native to Madagascar. It is one of the most popular foliage houseplants which is effective in cleaning formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

Below are its grow habits and overview as a houseplant:

Location – Indoors
Light – Shade, bright light
Watering – Less frequent
Temperature – 15 to 35 degree celsius
Common names – Golden cane palm, areca palm, yellow palm, butterfly palm
Botanical name – Dypsis lutescens

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