Areca Palm is a tough lad who won't be phased by difficult growing conditions. This palm works wonders to fill space in any room, but we like it best in a living room, where it has the ability to totally transform the space thanks to its arching fronds that can cast shapely shadows across plain walls.
DETAILS: Plant height: 18"-22"; Nursery pot width: 6"
(All plant heights are measured from the base of the pot)
All our plant needs is a 1m-diameter site to make space for his soft, arching fronds. While this spread shouldn't increase much with growth, it may grow by 2ft in height before you need to repot it.
LIKES: Copes with medium to low light but happiest in a well-lit spot. During Winter, it's best to move it nearer windows to maximise light levels.
DISLIKES: The Areca Palm isn't the biggest fan of dust collecting on its leaves. It won't cause damage but you will notice it doesn't look its best. So, occasionally wipe any dust of the leaves with a damp cloth. It's a little time-consuming but the results are worth it.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Found to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that emit from synthetic building materials and furnishings. Also cleanses the air of Carbon Dioxide. Win win.
WATERING AND FEEDING: Water once per 15 days approximately in the Winter and once per week in the Spring and Summer. Always keep in mind that the first 2 inches of soil need to be dry before watering thoroughly. It will like a monthly feed during the growing season diluted at half strength, but not during Winter.
LIVING WITH PETS AND CHILDREN: Nothing to worry about here. That said, we wouldn't recommend eating these leaves!