The Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens or Dypsis lutescens), is also known as the yellow butterfly palm, bamboo palm and golden cane palm. This house plant is one of the easiest palm trees to grow indoors.
The Areca palm came near the top of a NASA study of the 10 best air purifying plants. It filters the air and is exceptionally good in offices around electrical equipment such as computers.
This palm tree 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 atriums.
Areca palms will add up to 30cm growth each year until they reach a mature height of about 2.5m.
Will tolerate pruning.
Likes indirect light from a south or west-facing window.
Water often to keep the soil lightly moist, but allow compost to dry slightly in the winter.
Starter plant in a 9cm pot suitable for terrariums.