What will you get when you buy Areca Palm online at eTree:
- 01 Areca Palm Plant
- 01 6 inch Round Plastic Pot (Red)
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.