Areca Palm / Dypsis Lutescens
The Gold palm is native to South-America and very easy to take care for. Areca’s are the perfect plants to make your room cozy, because they don’t need much light and therefore, they like to stand in the middle of the room. In nature, the palms grow meters high. Did you also know that the areca palm has a very powerful air-purifying capacity for most pollutants in our home?
Easy care tips
The Golden palm has little requirements in terms of care and is a strong interiorplant.
The plant likes to stand in a light room, but you can put him also in the shadow. Do not put him in direct sunlight.
Tips for your home
A Gold palm will actually look good anywhere. It will create a wonderful natural, peaceful atmosphere in a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or study room.
Origins and cultivation
The Areca palm is native to Central-America, in particular Honduras, because there it grows in a climate with high humidity.
Ideal position and temperature
The Gold palm is a shade-loving plant and can without any problem be placed in the middle of a room or at some distance from a window. An indoor temperature of between 15°C and 30°C is ideal.
In Mediterranean countries this palm can be placed in a shady spot on a patio in summer. Thanks to its low maintenance and low light demands you can also use an Areca palm to add a decorative touch to areas for which other plants may be less suitable, such as a bedroom or bathroom. Just make sure that the temperature is fairly constant, without major fluctuations.
Water and fertilisers
Gold palms are easy to take care for. They don’t need a lot of water, make sure you keep the soil humid. If you give the Areca too much water, the roots will putrefy. On the other side if you give too less water the Areca will get brown leafs. So, wait until the top of the soil is dry before watering the plant again. You can sprinkle the leafs of the Areca, so you overcome infection with insects and the palm will look fresh.
Most common pests and diseases
The gold palms are strong and not very susceptible to pests and diseases. Make sure that your plant has dry feet and place it in a light but shady spot.