Areca Palm

Dypsis Lutescens

From £6.50

Areca palms are one of our most popular house plants. Their plumes of rich foliage add a real WOW factor to your home and will impress any of your guests when they visit. Not only this, but they are professed to be effective oxygen producers making them a great choice for purifying your indoor air.


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. Choose a houseplant fertiliser to suit your needs.

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

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

About Areca Palm

Botanical Name
Dypsis Lutescens
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.

The botanical name is either Dypsis Lutescens or Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens for those looking for their Latin aliases.


Available in 4 sizes:

  • Height: 40cm | Pot Size: 12cm
  • Height: 65cm | Pot Size: 17cm
  • Height: 100cm | Pot Size: 21cm
  • Height: 130cm | Pot Size: 24cm

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 our care guide below on how to care for an Areca Palm. For further reading, you could check out the RHS guide here.

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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