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Areca Palm

Dypsis Lutescens, Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens

From £6.50

Areca palms (Dypsis Lutescens) are extremely popular and it’s easy to see why. This leafy palm can be grown anywhere indoors in indirect sunlight. Not only this but the Areca Palm purifies the air! The imposing foliage of the Areca captures air impurities and converts them into oxygen.


About Areca Palm

Botanical Name
Dypsis Lutescens, Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens
Common Names
Golden cane palm, Yellow palm, Butterfly palm, Bamboo Palm
Air Purification Qualities
Removes Formaldehyde, Xylene, Toluene
Child & Pet Safe?

The Areca Palm, is one of our most popular houseplants and it’s easy to see why! This leafy palm can be grown anywhere indoors in indirect sunlight and in a warm room. The imposing foliage of the Areca captures air impurities and converts them into oxygen – purifying the air as well as adding beauty and charm to every room it resides in. The Areca Palm guarantees a tropical atmosphere and a refreshing feeling and is sometimes referred to as a Bamboo Palm or Butterfly Palm.

If you’re looking for a large indoor plant to breathe life into your home, the Areca Palm is one of the best choices. An easy-care plant, which easily transforms a room with its plumes of green foliage. It transports really well in the post and is a great surprise present for a friend or family member. You can even enjoy free delivery on all orders over £75.

The Arecaceae are a botanical family of perennial climbers, shrubs, acaules, and trees commonly known as palm trees. The botanical name for the Areca is either Dypsis Lutescens or Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens for those looking for their Latin aliases.

Top tips for caring for your Areca Palm:

  • Keep in a warm, brightly lit room
  • Mist the leaves regularly to keep their hydration levels up
  • Water when the top layer of soil appears dry
  • Keep away from cold draughts during winter

Continue reading below, our care guide on how to care for an Areca Palm, with details on how much water they need, to when you need to re-pot.

Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.


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How To Care For Areca Palm

Getting your watering routine right is paramount in the care of your Areca Palm. Water your Areca Palm enough to keep the soil moist but not soggy. If you’re Areca is allowed to sit in water this can lead to root-rot and ultimately the death of your Palm. Allow the soil to dry a little more between watering in winter. If possible, use distilled water – especially if you live in an area with hard water as the chemicals in the water can be damaging to Arecas.

The Areca Palm wants a bright, indirect spot in your home which is warm and away from any cold drafts. Areca’s are more shade tolerant than other indoor plants, but still want a brighter spot if possible to keep them in optimum health.

Areca Palms do prefer a slightly humid atmosphere, so will benefit from a misting every now and again. Consider purchasing a water mister to keep your Areca Palm happy year-round.

Areca Palms want organically rich, loose, free-draining compost. You can add perlite, bark or sand to help allow the water to drain away freely. It is also ideal if you can add stones to the bottom of your pot so the roots are never sat directly in water, which has drained away.

The Areca palm will need fertilising in spring/early fall but you won’t need to bother during late fall/winter as the palm is dormant during this time.

Indoor Arecas palms can occasionally be vulnerable to common houseplant pests which cause foliage damage and discoloration so treat any infestation as soon as possible with an insecticide.

Repot your Areca every other year to freshen the soil and remove any fertilizer salt deposits that have built up in the container.

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