The Areca Palm plant is an excellent indoor plant packed with air-purifying properties and the ability to enhance the decor of any space. It is also known as the ‘Dypsis Letescens’ or the ‘Butterfly Palm’ and is a species of the family Arecaceae. The plant is native to Madagascar and commonly found in the Andaman Islands. It is a tropical perennial plant that grows tall with cane-like stems emerging from the base. The leaves arch upwards with a yellowish mid-rib.
The Areca Palm is a statement indoor plant that instantly becomes any room's focal point. It also creates a calming and natural ambiance with its tropical vibe.
Areca Palm plants are easy to grow. Place it in a well-ventilated, diffused sunlight area or a well-lit indoor space, and the plant will thrive. Beginners can also grow this beautiful plant.
Water the Areca Palm plant when the soil is completely dry. Since the plant is mostly placed indoors, it may take a few days for the soil to become completely dry. Water thoroughly
Do not keep the Areca Palm plant in direct sunlight as it will burn its leaves. Keep the plant in a medium or filtered light. The best light to fall on this plant is from the east or north-facing window.
Place the Areca Palm in the east or north-facing place so that the morning sunlight can fall on it.
Pruning the Areca Palm plant regularly will ensure that it has a bushier, healthier growth. The plant also grows faster when pruned.
The Areca Palm plant is susceptible to mealy bugs, scales, mites, and thrips. However, spraying the plant with neem oil spray will be a good precautionary measure.
Yes, Areca Palm is a super air-purifying plant that creates a better living environment for you.
The beautifully shaped falling leaves of the Areca Palms, like feathers, make it a very popular houseplant.
If the plant is given proper care and nutrition, it can live past 25 years as well.
The Areca Palm grows six to ten inches every year. It is a slow-growing plant.
The Areca Palm is an indoor plant and will wither if placed in direct harsh sunlight.