The "Areca Palm", "Dypsis lutescens" or "Butterfly Palm" is a native plant to Madagascar but has since been introduced to many tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.
This is one of our most popular indoor plants and no wonder, with its' slender arching yellow stems and feathery evergreen leaves.
And areca palms don’t just look good – they’re also good at removing toxins like formaldehyde from the air.
Here in Ireland, it can thrive in an indoor environment, albeit with some care to mimic those tropical climates.
Tips: Avoid overwatering by giving your Areca a cup of water every two weeks or so, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings, and mist regularly as they thrive in humidity.
Care Level Rating: Medium-Difficult- depending on the home environment.
Notes: This variety measures in at approx 140cm in height but can grow many metres in height with proper care. All large plants come with their plastic nursery pot only. Ceramic pots are sold separately.
Recommended Container Size: 22cm x 22cm