Plant Care Areca Palm
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Areca Palm

Also known as

Butterfly Palm

Taxonomy

Chrysalidocarpus lutescen
Chrysalidocarpus
Arecaceae
Arecales

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 region 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.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

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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