Areca Palm - 24cm

SKU: 796079
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Product Description

Brighten up any room in your home with this Areca Palm (Butterfly Palm) Houseplant. Arching foliage and feather-like green fronds characterise this plant.

  • Feather-like green fronds

Product Details

Additional information
Prune old brown foliage
Care instructions
When re-potting - take care not to disturb the plant too much and only sit it as deep as it was previously in the soil (see marks on the cane from the soil to measure the previous level). This plant prefers being pot bound to a certain degree, so re-pot every three.years
Colour of foliage
Green
Soil type
To prevent roots from becoming water logged use a well draining aerated potting soil mix. A mixture of 1 part peat, 1 part pine bark and 1 part coarse sand
Watering instructions
Requires heavy watering; however do not allow the plant to sit in water because this could lead then to root rot. 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. The Areca Palm will wilt drastically if you allow the soil to dry out completely. This houseplant is extremely sensitive to salts and minerals, so if your home uses a water softener, water from a source that does not go through the softener first, such as an outside faucet. Like most tropical plants, an occasional misting will make your plant look and feel healthier.
Latin name
Dypsis lutescens
Eventual height
120-130cm
Eventual width
90-110cm
Scent
Unscented
Pot size
24cm
Room temperature
Average room temperatures: 16-24 degrees C. No lower than 12.7 degrees C. Sudden cold temperature drops and cold drafts can cause the leaves to display brown spots.
Room position
Partial shade in a warm, fairly bright room, avoid direct sunlight and draughts
Feeding instructions
During spring and summer feed with a palm fertilizer or just a standard diluted feed. After re-potting with new potting mix do not use fertilizer for 2 months.
Diameter
90-110cm
Capacity
5 litres
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