Areca Palm – Dypsis Lutescens

The Areca Palm, scientifically known as Dypsis lutescens, is a popular indoor palm due to its elegant, arching fronds and relatively easy care. It is also commonly referred to as the Butterfly Palm or Golden Cane Palm. Native to Madagascar, this plant can add a touch of the tropics to any indoor space.


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Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

Areca Palm

Latin Name

Dypsis lutescens


Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot. Reduce watering in the winter months.


Feed the Areca Palm every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.


This palm thrives in high humidity. Regular misting, a humidity tray, or a room humidifier can help maintain adequate humidity levels, especially in dry indoor environments.

Light Requirements

Prefers bright, indirect light, but can also tolerate some levels of shade


The ideal temperature range for the Areca Palm is between 65-75°F (18-24°C). It can tolerate temperatures as low as 50°F (10°C) but should be protected from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is not toxic

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