|Botanical Name||Dypsis Lutescens|
|Purpose||Ornamental, Party Decoration|
|Scientific Name||Dypsis lutescens|
|Other Necessities||Full Sun Exposure|
|Soil Specific||Well Drained|
It is one of the most widely used palms for bright interiors. It features feathery, arching fronds, each with up to 100 leaflets. These big, bold plants command attention.
The areca palm is extremely effective at cleaning the air that is in your home. According to Doctor Wolverton’s research in the NASA Clean Air Study, the areca palm has the eighth best formaldehyde removal rate for plants. In addition, it can also serve as a humidifier. It can produce up to a litter of water every 24 hours, which is perfect if you have asthma, allergies, or other breathing complications.
The areca palm is a unique plant that requires a lot of care, but now that you know what is required, you can purchase one and make the tropics part of your home décor.
Sunlight – These gorgeous plants require a lot of light to grow, but they do not like direct sunlight.
Water – Areca palms seem to have an unquenchable thirst during the spring and summer months. Ensure that the plant is in a well draining pot because sitting in water will cause the roots to rot
Temperature – These tropical beauties prefer warm temperatures that are between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. High humidity is also recommended to keep the leaf tips from turning brown.
Soil – This plant prefers soil that is rich in nutrients as well as a bit on the acidic side. I like to use a peat moss, sand, and bark mixture that is heavily aerated and drains well.
Fertilizer – Every spring you should feed your areca palm a time release fertilizer pellet. You should also give the plant a liquid fertilizer once a month during the growing season. The fronds of the palm will benefit from a micronutrient spray, so use a diluted mixture that you can sprits directly on the leaves.