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Growing Zones: 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors



Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 9-11 outdoors
(green area above)

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Mature Height:

25 - 30 ft.

Mature Width:

8 - 10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full-Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Dypsis lutescens

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AZ

The World's Most Popular Indoor Palm

Areca Palms boldly go further up north than any other palms have before because they thrive in pots and low light conditions. If you live outside of the Areca Palm’s recommended growing zones 9 – 11 plant your palms in containers and bring them indoors during the colder months.

With Areca Palms breathe easy, because they filter and clean the air. They filter dry, stale air and remove its pollutants and irritants while pumping out fresh, clean and humid oxygen. 

They are often referred to as the ‘Bamboo Palm’ because they have multiple long golden stems that arch over towards the top. Each stem is covered with dark, lush, green leaf blades that bring a tropical look to any room of the house. 

As a houseplant the Areca Palm greets and entertains guests, with year around color. They seem to always have creamy white flowers in bloom, while producing small, bright orange ornamental fruits that are referred to as ‘betel nuts’. 

When planted outdoors Areca Palms grow up to thirty feet tall, with a spread of 8 to 10 feet. Their large size makes them an excellent choice for a privacy screen because their thick foliage grows together to form a solid, green wall. Use them to provide privacy for your home, yard and pool.

Areca Palms can be utilized in your landscape in an endless variety of ways, especially in containers. They can be used as tropical accents for the garden, porch or patio. They’re even popular to frame entryways with! Let your creativity flow to find the perfect spot for your Areca Palms. 

Best of all, Areca Palms are incredibly low maintenance. With a high a level of drought tolerance and heat resistance they will handle the hottest month of the year without any trouble. They aren’t picky about their soil, or the amount of sunlight they receive. Areca Palms will flourish without time consuming, hands on maintenance. 





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My palm is doing really well, thanks to the hard work, dedication, and sense of urgency of Fastgrowingtrees.com.
June 18, 2016
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Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Areca Palm Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Areca Palm Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Areca Palm Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Areca Palm Tree again after the transplant is complete.


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I live in Florida right on the water. These palms can take the brutal afternoon sun on my balcony and still provide some privacy.
Sylvia R on Jul 10, 2016
I chose it to plant outdoors in a partially shaded area near my front door for a tropical-ish look.
Brandon B on Jun 11, 2016
I live in Florida right on the water. These palms can take the brutal afternoon sun on my balcony and still provide some privacy.
Sylvia R on Jul 10, 2016
I just love indoor trees because they add a nice touch to any space. I Love palm trees because they add a freshness to the room and a nice ambiance.
odetta c on Jun 25, 2016
I chose it to plant outdoors in a partially shaded area near my front door for a tropical-ish look.
Brandon B on Jun 11, 2016
I just love indoor trees because they add a nice touch to any space. I Love palm trees because they add a freshness to the room and a nice ambiance.
odetta c on Jun 25, 2016
WHY ARE THE LEAVES ON MY ARECA PALM TURNING BROWN AND DIEING?
john s on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Are the roots invasive? Can I plant next to property line wall?

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