How to grow Areca palm

Areca palm growing palm tree of the genus Dypsis also known as Dypsis lutescens or Butterfly palm, Areca palm perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green in in elliptic shape, deeply shredded.

Areca palm flower

Flower color yellow or green, small flower that grow connected on stems.

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How to grow Areca palm growing and care:

Rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn, all year in the tropic and as houseplant

Pests and diseases:
Mealybugs, Spider mites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom, need to prune in the base of the leaf

Size of the plant:
4-10m, 12-30 feet (can be kept smaller)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Yellow or green small flowers that grow connected on stems

Scientific name:

Dypsis lutescens

How to grow Areca palm

Areca palm


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Palm
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13