Areca Palm house plant in 17cm Pot Butterfly Palm. Dypsis lutescens 55-65cm tall

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areca palm 17cm

The elegant indoor palm that is a great air-cleaning plant.

Commonly known as Areca palms, the beautiful, graceful,Chrysalidocarpus lutescens or Dypsis lutescens, is also known as the yellow butterfly palm, bamboo palm and golden cane palm. It has a most charming, elegant shape and should be allowed space in order to spread.

  • This house plant is one of the easiest palm trees to grow indoors.
  • Relatively disease-free.
  • 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.
  • Plant is approximately 55-65cm tall.
  • Please note: the photo is a library shot and every plant is different. However, it should be similar.
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