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Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)

Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)


The Areca palm is also know as the Butterfly Palm.  The Areca palm is found in sub-tropical and tropical climates.  Lives well under average home conditions.   


The Areca palm should put planted in a large container.  Water frequently and thoroughly but not saturated.  Do not allow the plant to sit in water.  This palm likes medium to high lighting, usually will do well in the east, west, or south windows.  Fertilize every 4 moths with a basic fertilizer.  


When purchasing a Areca Palm, look for sturdy, shapely plants.  The should no show any signs of pest of disease.  Look under the leaves for any signs of pests.  Avoid plants with yellow or brown leaf margins, 


Areca palms can be propagated by simple divisions.


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Links to Related Websites

Areca Palm Housplant Care

SA Palm Society