Areca Palm (Butterfly Palm) Houseplant - 19cm

SKU: 132412
£19.99
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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 radiating from several trunks characterize the Areca Palm.

Product Details

Material
Plastic
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
Partial shade in a warm room. Avoid direct sunlight and draughts. Pruning old brown foliage
Colour of foliage
Green
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.
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.
Rate of growth
Slow
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 is one possible good mix.
Sowing period
None
Watering instructions
Keep well watered throughout the growing season
Latin name
Dypsis lutescens
Eventual height
Approx. 90cm
Eventual width
45-55cm
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.
Also available in
21cm
Diameter
55cm
Capacity
3L

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