Areca Palm

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Areca palms, known as butterfly palm for their lush palm fronds, they make the perfect décor for any interior style. Use palms to break up a section of blank wall, to fill an empty corner, to soften the edges of windows or furniture, or act as a living sculpture at the end of a side table.

Areca palms are natural air purifiers, according to NASA, scientifically proven to remove harmful chemicals and indoor air pollution.

This plant prefers bright light but avoid direct sunlight. Water when the top couple inches of the soil are dry (about once a week) and be sure all excess water drains away. If the container does not have holes, use approximately two to three cups of water, adjust as needed for your environment. Do not let the plant sit in water or overly soggy soil.

The Areca palm is a slow to moderate grower depending on its environment and is hardy in USDA Zones 10-11. Give it a boost during the warm months of Spring and Summer with a general-purpose fertilizer that is formulated for house plants. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for the best use.

How to Re-Pot Your Areca Palm Plant

When the plant out grows the current container, it is time to repot. To repot the plant, gently remove it from its current container and place it into a slightly larger container. Fill in any empty spaces with new and fresh soil and water thoroughly.

Grows best near a sunny window, but not in direct sunlight. Water when the top couple inches of the soil are dry.

Frequently Asked Questions


Does an Areca Palm make a good houseplant?

Yes! Just keep them near an east or southern facing window. They like bright light but keep them away from getting direct sunlight.

How tall will an Areca Palm get as a houseplant?

As an indoor houseplant, they can grow 8 to 10 feet tall.

How fast does an Areca Palm grow?

They have a slow growth rate. Expect roughly 6 inches of new growth per year.


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