Plant Care Areca Palm

Areca Palm

4.0 out of 5 (27 experiences)

Areca Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Areca Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Golden Cane Palm

Taxonomy

Dypsis lutescens
Dypsis
Arecaceae
Arecales

What other plant parents say

Areca Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
Areca Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Areca Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Areca Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Areca Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Areca Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Areca Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Areca Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
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@Risaree1957
Tualatin, OR
Rating of the plant Areca Palm named Daphne by Risaree1957 on Greg, the plant care app
06/09/2021

I love this plant but it does seem to have gnats flying around it. Watered once a week without overwatering. It’s a pretty green color and has put out a new leaf since I got it two months ago.

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@Salimr88
Dubai
Rating of the plant Areca Palm named Areca Badu by Salimr88 on Greg, the plant care app
05/25/2021

Too much sun... brown leaves, too little... brown leaves... something in between... survives. I don’t know not sure what to do to keep him out of the perpetual process of dying

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@Erl
Clydebank, Scotland
Rating of the plant Areca Palm named Living Room Butterfly Palm by Erl on Greg, the plant care app
06/16/2021

Looks great when you get the water/sunlight balance right but very easily browned leaves. Hard to keep green

Calebsneath avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Areca Palm named Lenny by Calebsneath on Greg, the plant care app
06/15/2021

Hard as nails, didn’t water for 3 months at one point and still managed to firm it, what a trooper

Kyah.m02 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Areca Palm named Orwell by Kyah.m02 on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

Love this plant it’s so green and really ties my whole decor together

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@Mo
Rating of the plant Areca Palm named Areca palm by Mo on Greg, the plant care app
06/03/2021

Pet friendly, easy care. Sturdy plant. Lush long leaves.

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@Trey
Santa Rosa, CA
Rating of the plant Areca Palm named Marley by Trey on Greg, the plant care app
04/25/2021

Needs a lot of humidity!

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@Robberte
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Rating of the plant Areca Palm named Bed Benny by Robberte on Greg, the plant care app
05/19/2021

Esthetics are medium

How to care for Areca Palm

Water

How often to water your Areca Palm

Water needs for Areca Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Areca Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Areca Palm

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Areca Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Areca Palm: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Areca Palm may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Areca Palm in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Areca Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Areca Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Areca Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Areca Palm

Areca Palm

Areca Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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