Areca Palm Very tall (over 1m)
Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, also known as “yellow palm.”
This plant, native to the island of Madagascar, contributes to improving the quality of the air and has the ability to adapt to any indoor space.
- Pot size: 18-20cm
- This plant adds an elegant tropical touch and any environment, and improve air quality. This is why we recommend placing it in your living room, bedroom or office
- The areca is extremely resistant and adaptable to different temperatures and environmental conditions.
- The yellow palm is suitable for pets and children. It does not present a risk of toxicity, although if cats ingest it, it could cause mild gastrointestinal problems.
- Light: A fairly bright room without direct sunlight is advised. Not enough light will slow growth and too much sun can scorch leaves.
- Watering: Allow the soil at the top to become dry between watering and do not overwater. Overwatering is the quickest way to kill an areca palm, especially if the soil does not drain too well.
- Humidity: Normal room humidity is usually fine; however, dry air turns leaf tips brown (this is common). To restore the humidity level, simply spray the leaves regularly with a sprayer.
- Fertilizer: 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.
What you should avoid
- Avoid placing it under direct sunlight, since its leaves will burn.
- The Areca palm was named as one of the best air purifying plants, after a scientific clean air study was completed by Wolverton and Nasa.