Areca palm

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Water regularly
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Likes light, but not direct sunlight
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Repot preferably in the springtime
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The Areca palm has many names - such as gold palm, butterfly palm or house palm and it comes from the Dypsis family. The palm naturally occurs in the tropical forest of Madagascar, where it is used to a climate with high humidity. The Areca palm has many advantages. The house plant looks not only elegant and stylish, but it also purifies the air in your home. That's a nice bonus!


Make sure that the house palm's soil remains slightly moist. Water regularly, particularly in the beginning. You can best understand your plant's needs by feeling in the soil whether you have given enough water; in this way you avoid overwatering. After a while you will know exactly how much water your Areca needs.


This house plant likes a bright location without remaining too long in direct sunlight. A window facing North is the ideal spot for the Areca palm. If you place the houseplant in front of a window facing west or east, keep a distance of about two meters. It is a good idea to regularly give the plant a quarter turn.


You can report the Areca immediately after purchase, but for best results do it in the spring. The plant will do fine in its plant container until it is repotted. You can keep the plant in this manner as long as you lift the plant out of the pot in the event of overwatering, so that you can pour out the excess water. When it is time to repot, take a larger pot in order that the soil in it can absorb sufficient water.