What will you get when you buy Areca Palm online at eTree:
- Areca Palm Plant ~4- ft (45 Inches)
- 7 inch Round Plastic Pot (White)
Areca Palm brief introduction and care instructions:
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 color. 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: Golden Cane Palm, Areca Palm, Butterfly Palm, Madagascar Palm
Flower colors: Yellow
Bloom time: During late spring or early summer
Max Height: 6 to 7 feet
Planting and care
Watering Areca Palm:
Areca Palm Care The care of areca palms indoors isn’t difficult, but the plant won’t tolerate neglect. Water them often enough to keep the soil lightly moist in spring and summer, and allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings in fall and winter.
Adding a Fertilizer:
Fertilize Areca palm plants with a time-release fertilizer in spring. This gives the plant most of the nutrients it needs for the entire season. The fronds benefit from a micro-nutrient spray in summer. You can use a liquid houseplant fertilizer that contains micronutrients for this purpose. Make sure the product is labeled as safe for foliar feedings, and dilute it according to the label instructions. Do not feed areca palm plants in fall and winter.
Areca palm houseplants need re-potting every two to three years. The plant likes a tight container, and crowded roots help limit the size of the plant. The main reasons for re-potting are to replace the aged potting soil and remove fertilizer salt deposits that build up in the soil and on the sides of the pot. Use a palm potting soil or a general-purpose mix amended with a handful of clean builder’s sand. Take care to plant the palm in the new pot at the same depth as in the old pot. Planting it too deeply can cause serious injury. The roots are brittle, so don’t attempt to spread them out. After filling in around the roots with soil, press down with your hands to make sure the soil is tightly packed. Eliminate air pockets by flooding the pot with water and pressing down again. Add additional soil if necessary. Growing areca palm trees indoors will be well worth the effort with all that lush, beautiful foliage to brighten up the home. Knowing how easy it to maintain this plant, it’s time to buy Areca palm online now at eTree.pk with delivery in all major cities of Pakistan including Lahore.
Additional Caring tips for Areca Palm:
- Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
- They need soil-based potting compost and should not be repotted 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.
Typical uses of Areca Palm:
Special features: Palms tend to lend themselves to creating shadows and reflections. You can stand a palm in an alcove that is lined with a mirror and create stunning effects. If you put one on each side of a fireplace, it is even doubly stunning. The shadows cast by the fronds of palm can pattern a plain wall. Spotlights can create good strong light for bold shadows.
These are quite dramatic. Do not position spotlights too closely because this generates too much heat for the palm to withstand. Finally, lighting the plant from below can cast shadows onto opposite walls and even the ceiling.
Ornamental use: This is one of the most useful Palms of the tropics the world around.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Areca palm need sunlight?
Yes, Areca palm needs direct or indirect bright sunlight up to 1-3 hours a day, and indirect bright light for rest of the day.
When to water Areca palm?
1. Apply water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch and do not over water the plant. 2. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Note – For further details check the product description on etree.pk
Why is my Areca palm leaves turning brown?
The main reasons leaves turning brown are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.
Why is my Areca palm leaves turning yellow?
The main reasons leaves turning yellow are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.
Where to keep Areca palm?
You can keep your Areca palm Indoor or outdoor at such a location where it will get enough direct bright sunlight up to 1-3 hours a day, and indirect bright light for rest of the day.
Can Areca palm be planted outside?
Yes, You can grow Areca palm outside where it will get enough direct bright sunlight up to 1-3 hours a day, and indirect bright light for rest of the day.
How fast Areca palms grow?
Areca palm is a medium growing plant, but if supplied with more nitrogen rich organic fertilizer with bright light and moist media it will grow at very fast rate.
How much sun does Areca palm need?
Areca palm grow in direct bright sunlight up to 1-3 hours a day, and indirect bright light for rest of the day.
Is Areca palm air purifier?
Yes, according to NASA clean air study Areca palm considered as one of the most efficient air purifying plants.
How to grow Areca palm from cutting?
Growing Areca palm from cutting is not possible as like other plant, But you can remove one of the offshoots that grow from its base, keeping its roots intact, and plant it in soil and later water it and keep the plant in shade area for minimum 10-15 days.
How to propagate Areca palm?
You can propagate Areca palm from its seeds and also by removing one of the offshoots that grow from its base.
How to care Areca palm?
It is very easy to care to Areca palm by just providing, 1. Sunlight- Direct bright sunlight up to 1-3 hours a day, and indirect bright light for rest of the day. 2. Soil- well drained, fertile and nutrient rich soil. 3. Water- Apply water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch, do not over water. 4.Fertilizer – Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July) month. Note – For further details check the product description on etree.pk
Why is my Areca palm dying?
The main reason for dying of Areca palm is due to 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.
When to repot Areca palm?
You can repot your Areca palm when you see that the plant is overgrown in current pot, roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter and the roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If you are noticing any of these sign then you can repot it.
Do Areca palms attract rats?
No, Areca palm does not attract rats. If your plant are planted in ground and they are in dense then there maybe chances of rats to hide under near the base for shelter, So it does not attract rats.
How to trim Areca palm?
You can trim your Areca palm when you see that plant is overgrown in current pot and some of the leaves are damaged, then Trimming should be done as close to the bottom as you can, before trimming make sure that your trimming knife should be cleaned and sharp.
Is Areca palm indoor plant?
Yes, Areca palm is a indoor plant and it prefer direct bright sunlight up to 1-3 hours a day, and indirect bright light for rest of the day.