- Product Code: Areca Palm
- Ex Tax: Rs 250
Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens) is one of the most widely used palms for beautiful interiors. They grow 6 to 10 inches per year until they reach a mature height of 6 or 7 feet. A key factor in successfully growing areca palm trees indoors is to provide just the right amount of light. They need bright, indirect light from a south- or west-facing window. The leaves turn yellowish-green in direct sunlight. Water them often to keep the soil moist in spring and summer, and allow the soil to dry slightly between fall and winter. Areca palm houseplants need repotting every two to three years. It's relatively disease-free and a NASA based study says that it is one of the 10 best air purifying plants. The small white flowers and dark purple fruits can appear year-round.
Use a moist, well-drained soil, and water the plants as soon as the soil feels dry a little below the surface. Areca palms do not respond well to overwatering. Containers need drain holes, and any excess water that collects in a saucer beneath the pot should be removed.