Areca Palm (Butterfly Palm) - 19cm

SKU: 132412
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Product Description

A graceful elegant palm that makes great addition to a conservatory. May be moved outside in the Summer months to give a tropical look to a patio. A low maintenance choice that is great at removing toxins from the air.

  • Easy to grow.
  • Adds an exotic feel to a room.
  • Helps to clean the air of pollutants.
  • Keeps leaves all year round.
  • A great statement plant.

Product Details

Material
Plastic
Colour
Green
Additional information
Keep compost moist, but not wet. Upright habit. Houseplant. Most indoor plants are safe for pets to be around but there are a few that may be toxic to pets if ingested. Please refer to animal wellbeing websites such as the RSPCA for further information.
Care instructions
Feed occasionally with liquid fertilizer and mist with water at regular intervals to increase humidity.
Colour of foliage
Green
Hardiness
Prefers temperatures above 10C.
Planting 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.
Planting position
Place in bright but indirect light.
Rate of growth
Slow rate of growth.
RHS Award of Garden Merit
no
Soil type
Prefers moist, well drained, multi-purpose compost.
Watering instructions
Keep compost evenly moist during growing season. Reduce water when growth slows down.
Latin name
Dypsis lutescens
Eventual height
Approx. 90cm
Eventual width
45-55cm
Plant guarantee
no
Scent
Unscented
Pot size
19cm
Room temperature
Average room temperatures of 65 F (16 C) --- 75 F (24 C) are suitable and no lower than 55 F (12.7 C). Sudden cold temperature drops and cold drafts can cause the leaves to display brown spots.
Room position
A fairly bright room without direct sunlight is advised. Not enough light will slow growth and too much sun can scorch leaves.
Eventual dimensions
approx. 90cm
Deciduous
Evergreen - Retains leaves in Autumn and Winter.
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