The Areca Palm is one of the most widely used palms for bright interiors. It features feathery, arching fronds, each with up to 100 leaflets. These big, bold plants command attention.
Drive down almost any street in a subtropical or warm climate, and you are likely to see dozens of these tall, attractive, and clumping palms that look a lot like bamboo.
The palms have smooth, sometimes golden trunks that are reminiscent of bamboo culms. Their fronds are narrow and full, almost like bamboo leaves.
How To Grow Areca Palms:
The home growth of the areca palms has multiple challenges.
Light: The Areca palms grow best in bright light. But don’t give too much direct sunlight to the plant, because the leaves of this plant will turn yellowish in the direct sunlight.
Water: This areca palm is also like the many palms, it has the sensitivity of overwatering.
Soil: The peat-based mix soil is perfect for the drainage of this palm. Palms appreciate good drainage that protects the roots from waterlogged.
Temperature and Humidity: This Areca Plame is not performed best at the average room temperature of 65 to 75 F. Keep the palms away from the air-conditioned, cold window, and heat sources. This plant is sensitive to low temperature so it is best to plant outside in summers.
Fertilizer: Feed the weak liquid fertilizer once or twice in the growing season and don’t in the winter season.
Areca Palm Characteristics:
Plant Type: Evergreen Palm
Light: Bright indirect light
Watering: Allow to dry out between watering
Height: 12-30 ft
Width: 8-15 ft
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Hardiness zones: 10, 11