Areca Palm, Golden Cane, Dypsis Lutescens
Bring the Tropics indoors with an Areca Palm, Add a touch of elegance to your houseplant collection, Easy to Grow House Plant.
Areca palm, Dypsis lutescens, Also know as Golden Cane Palm or Butterfly Palm, Best Ornamental indoor Palm, also known as golden cane palm or butterfly palm, a species native to Madagascar. Arecas feature large feathery, arching fronds, commanding attention both indoor or outdoor, palms tend to grow in clusters, providing complete privacy when placed close to each other. Areca palms are one of the very best air purifying plants according NASA's research, it can be as effective as an electric humidifier, they thrive in direct or indirect sunlight, it can also find its way indoor where it can be potted as an ornamental palm.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Details
|Mature Height:||10-15 ft.|
|Mature Width:||4-6 ft.|
|Uses:||Interior Foliage, Accent Plant, Complements other plants|
|Characteristics:||Arching Tropical Fronds
|Soil Conditions:||Prefers well drain organic mixes|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
• Filter indoor air by absorbing toxins, and removing harmful chemicals.
• Named in NASA's list of 50 indoor plants that Purify the Air.
• Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity.
• Reduce stress and Fatigue by simply enjoying and caring for your plants.
• Add life to a given space, Plants are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist.
Please note Areca Palms are susceptible to some yellowing and browning of the bottom leaves, stress from shipping and natural growth will cause the bottom fronds to yellow before browning, some level of maintenance is needed, trimming the frond once they begin to brown is needed, you may prune the frond from the bottom section of its own stem about an inch from the main trunk, this will also help the plant remain vibrant and promote new growth while exposing the main trunk.
WATER MANAGEMENT FOR ARECA PALM - Areca Palm do enjoy frequent watering, 6 inch Pot plants, every 3-4 Days, 10-12 inch Pot plants, every 4-5 days
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS - Areca Palm enjoy bright indirect light, they can adapt to lower lighting conditions, however if bright light is available it is optimal and will encourage a higher rate of growth.
HUMIDITY, most Tropical plants can benefit from regular moisture, a humidifier or regular misting is recommended regularly during winter months.
PLACEMENT AND TEMPERATURE - Selecting the right location for your plant indoors or outdoors is very important, make sure the plant does not receive air draft from near by AC/Heating vents, or warm air if close to a freezer.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
CLEANING, REGULAR MAINTENANCE - Areca Palm tree leaves are large elongated stemming from individual fronds, exercise care when cleaning since leaves are very tender. Simply add a few drops of dish soil to a cup of water, wet a soft cloth and manually wipe off dust off the leaves, is a simple solution that is inexpensive and works well without damaging the plant.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, Areca Palm is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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Can I order during winter months?
Yes you can, however most Tropical plants are sensitive to extreme cold conditions, once cold temperatures are expected to fall below freezing it will not be safe to ship life plants, we carefully manage shipping decisions during winter months and determine when is safe to ship, please be advise we may need to hold orders until conditions are appropriate to safely ship the plants.