Areca Palm


Once an endangered species, the Areca Palm is a staple in Indian spaces. One of the most undervalued plants in the indoor plant category. This excellent air purifier is pet friendly and easy to grow. Its delicate leaves/fronds grow outwards in a curved manner and add a tropical feel to any space and can adapt to a variety of growing conditions.


Lights, Water, Action

Get your plants ready to slay!

  • Light

    Bright indirect sunlight

  • Watering

    Water twice a week

  • Where to grow

    Bright indoors

  • Maintenace

    Low maintenance

  • Special feature

    Air purifying

Best results with Organic Vermicompost and Magic Manure.

5000 in stock


Areca palm

is clump-growing with ringed, yellow leaf-ribs. The foliage is evergreen.

Sr Item name
1 Areca Palm – Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

The areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens or Dypsis lutescens), also called the yellow butterfly palm and golden cane palm is one of the easiest palm trees to grow indoo ¹ The foliage is evergreen, of Fine texture and yellow-green in colour.

Pinnate, 6 to 8 pale green leaves per stem, 80 to 100 leaflets, to 8 feet long (2.4 m). Yellow if grown with enough light, 2 feet long. Yellow male and female flowers on the same inflorescence. This palm tree, with its long, graceful feather-shaped fronds, will add a tropical feel to your home and is especially well suited for screened patios and atriums.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 36 inch (91 cm)
Plant Spread 12 inch (30 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Golden Cane Palm, Areca Palm, Butterfly Palm, Madagascar Palm
Maximum Reachable Height 6 to 8 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time During late spring or early summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care


  • Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
  • They need soil-based potting compost and should not be re-potted unnecessarily.
  • They are sensitive to chemicals and will be damaged if you expose them to aerosol sprays.
  • If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm.

    Areca Palm Care

    Areca palm is propagated by seeds, by separating the offsets or suckers at the base of a mature plant, or by plant division.

    Sunlight Full to partial sunlight
    Watering Medium
    Soil Chalky, Loamy, Sandy soil: moist but well-drained
    Temperature 20 to 30 degree C
    Fertilizer Use a palm fertilizer, which will contain all the micronutrients and extra potassium and manganese.

    Areca Palm Special Feature

    the most popular indoor houseplants sold today. Indoors an Areca palm is a medium sized exotic looking plant that can reach a height of 6-8 feet; outdoors it may be as tall as 25 feet.

  • Areca Palm Uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This is one of the most useful Palms of the tropics the world around


Problems with areca palms

Most of the problems you’ll encounter with areca palms are due to incorrect watering. While old leaves naturally turn brown and fall off, young leaves turning brown is usually caused by overwatering. Yellowing leaves can indicate underwatering, and brown leaf tips are a sign of cold draughts or a dry atmosphere.

Areca palms are also prone to attack by red spider mites and mealybugs. Red spider mites are tiny and hard to see, but mottled, yellowing leaves are a sign of their presence. The mites gather on the undersides of leaves, and if the infestation is heavy, you’ll see fine webbing between leaves. Areca palms are less prone to red spider mites in humid conditions, so regular misting will help to keep them at bay. To get rid of spider mites, use a shower head to spray the undersides of the leaves or gently wipe with soapy water.

Mealybugs are sap-sucking insects that look like small fluffy white deposits on the stems or leaves of the plant. To get rid of them, hose the plant down with a showerhead, using tweezers afterwards to remove any particularly stubborn bugs.


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