Areca Palm(Small)


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 atrium.

What makes it special:

  • Recommended air purifying plants.
  • Best plant for AC rooms.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • Popular indoor house plant.

About Areca Palm

Areca palm is one of the most widely used indoor gardenings for bright interiors. It features feathery, arching fronds, each with up to 100 leaflets. These big, bold plants command attention.

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 indoors. 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.



Common Name Golden Cane Palm, Areca Palm, Butterfly Palm, Madagascar Palm
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 7 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time During late spring or early summer
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting And Care


Keep the plant indoor with bright indirect natural light or bright artificial light.

Protect the plant from direct sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.


The soil should be well-drained and fertile for growing areca plant.


Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.

Do not overwater the plant.

Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.


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Plant Protection

Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.

For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.



Do not place your plant in bright direct sunlight; it can burn the leaves of the plant.

keep away from the AC Vents.

Do not overwater the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.

Areca Palm Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.

Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.

Keep the plant in indirect light.

Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.


Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:

Sunlight Full to partial sunlight
Watering Moderately
Soil Nutrient-rich loamy soil
Temperature 20 to 35 degree Celsius
Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer

Areca Palm Special Feature

Areca palm is an air purifier indoor plant.

Areca Palm Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • This is one of the most useful Palms for landscape gardening


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