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Areca Palm Tree

Dypsis lutescens


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Areca Palm Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Areca Palm Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents

Growing Zones: 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

25 - 30 ft.

Mature Width:

8 - 10 ft.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Dypsis lutescens

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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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Customer Reviews

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Great palm tree
Beautiful palm tree growing fast indoors. Arrived well packaged and with plenty of soil in a pot. Will order a few more after winter.
December 1, 2018
1 month ago
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your wonderful experience! We're so happy to hear that your tree is doing so well and appreciate your continued business!
December 4, 2018
Racheal S Staff
palm tree
I received the palm tree very well packed
It was shipped as they said
it looked just like the picture
I put it into another pot and everyone who sees it
loves it
I have it inside by a glass window and it is doing very well
I would recommend it to anyone to add to their room
October 16, 2018
2 months ago
Happy and flourishing addition to our home!
Our Areca palm arrived in excellent condition and was well protected during shipment. We reported the palm immediately upon arrival and it is now flourishing. We couldn’t be happier with this beautiful addition to our home!
October 8, 2018
3 months ago
I hope it survives
My palm arrived almost a week after placing the order. Everything looked great on the outside, but the Palm was in very rough shape inside of the box.
May 8, 2018
Growing Zone:
Thoroughly impressed
Palm Arrived green and healthy in 2 days. It really ties my living room together. Potted it in large ceramic pot near a south facing window. I give it 2 liters of water once a week. Adjusted well to its new home!
Looks Great!
Looks Great!
September 22, 2017
Nice tree, follow-up customer service lacking
I like the tree, but it arrived with some black spots on it that have become more numerous with time. Although I emailed FastGrowingTrees to ask for advice on how to treat these spots and get rid of whatever infestation that was causing them, I never heard back. So although the tree is nice, the follow-up customer service doesn't seem to be very good. I am hoping to obtain advice from another source as to how to treat this infestation.
July 22, 2017
1 year ago
Arrived in good condition, but are deteriorating rapidly in large pot.
May 16, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
This plan does very well indoors with good light.
May 14, 2017
over 2 years ago
My palm is doing really well, thanks to the hard work, dedication, and sense of urgency of
June 18, 2016
Boston, MA
over 2 years ago

Planting & Care

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

Areca Palm Tree Planting Diretions

The Areca Palm is a lovely tree that has gorgeous long, feathery fronds with golden stems that arch over towards the top. This variety known as “Dypsis lutescens” perform their best in USDA growing zones 4-8 on the patio (or potted) and 9-11 outdoors. In warmer climates, they’ll do better with indirect sun. In colder climates, they prefer to be in full sun. Areca palm trees are moderate growers, maturing to a height of 25-30 feet tall and 8-10 feet in width. Take into account the tree’s mature height when selecting a location to plant it. Avoid power lines or where your roof may be above the tree.

Location: Choose a location that receive a lot of sun (6+ hours daily) in colder climate, but indirect sun in warmer climate.

Planting Directions (in the ground):
1) Dig your hole 2-3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your fan palm and gently position 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.
4) Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go.
5) When finished, apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets.

Planting Directions (potted):
1) Choose a container that is 1-2 times larger than the pot that the plant initially arrived in.
2) Use a quality acidic potting medium such as a palm or citrus mix.
3) Partially fill the container part way, position the palm and fill the remainder leaving a slight space from the rim of the pot.
4) Choose a location on the patio, backyard, or front/side of the house providing it will receive full to partial sun.
5) Water until it begins to flow through the bottom drainage holes, keep the soil slightly moist but not saturated.
6) If bringing indoors during the winter, keep by a sunny window and water as needed. Avoid exposure to both drafts and heat from a window or vent.

Watering (in the ground): Palm trees are drought tolerant once established, but will require frequent watering as they establish. Allowing the soil to dry out will weaken the root system of the palm tree. Only allow the soil to dry 1-2 inches down before watering again. The frequency will depend on the climate and how much rain you receiving.

Watering (potted): Stick you finger into the potting soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around for any moisture. If the soil is drying out, go ahead and water until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop. If there is still moisture present, leave it be until it dries a bit more.

Pruning: Palms do not need much pruning except to remove damaged fronds. Be careful not to pull off any dead or damaged fronds as that can leave a wound behind. Always remove any damaged fronds by pruning them off with a sharp pair of sterilized pruners.

Mulch: To help enrich the soil and reduce growth competition from weeds, apply a heavy mulch around the trunk, using wood chips, cypress bark or lawn clippings. This will also help to reduce water consumption. Avoid letting the mulch touch the trunk as this can promote rot and/or fungus.

Fertilizing: Nutrients are vital for palm trees to thrive. The sandy, well draining soils they prefer have a tendency for nutrients to leach away quickly. You can apply palm fertilizers that contain specific nutrients best suited for palms. The slow release of these nutrients will provide consistent, targeted feeding to help your tree grow strong and healthy. If you prefer, you can use a balanced fertilizer such as an 8-8-8 formula for quicker growth in spring and summer. To avoid yellowing and maintain a healthy shade of green coloring, feed your tree a few spoons full of Epsom salt or a fertilizer that contains nutrients like manganese which will prevent the yellowing and shriveling of the fronds.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Always loved Palm Trees.
Ralph T on Nov 3, 2018
I need an indoor plant that didn’t require much care
MILIND P on Apr 17, 2018
Always loved Palm Trees.
Ralph T on Nov 3, 2018
I have wanted one of these for a long time for my patio in the summer and indoors the rest of the year.
Jeffrey V on May 9, 2018
I need an indoor plant that didn’t require much care
MILIND P on Apr 17, 2018
good office plant. Gives off lots of oxygen. Read an article that said NASA had conducted a study and this was the plant that produced the most oxygen and removed the most toxins from the air.
Humberto Y on Mar 10, 2018
I want an indoor palm to create some green in the winter and I wanted one with some girth, but that hopefully won't outgrow the room too fast.
Don P on Dec 25, 2017
eats toxins and produces a lot of oxygen
Mark B on Dec 25, 2017
needs less indoor light than other trees; my living room doesn't get much natural light
Amy H on Oct 15, 2017
To filter my house's air
Hunter T on Aug 9, 2017
Ornate and beautiful and will look nice on my patio
Reneth O on Jul 1, 2017
to hide from my wife
conrad s on Jun 21, 2017
My husbands birthday is coming up and he's been asking for one of these.
Gabriela M on Jun 15, 2017
good for apartment and easy care
Florence E on Apr 6, 2017
I think it is pretty.. hope it looks like the picture
Lisa p on Apr 3, 2017
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 have wanted one of these for a long time for my patio in the summer and indoors the rest of the year.
Jeffrey V on May 9, 2018
good office plant. Gives off lots of oxygen. Read an article that said NASA had conducted a study and this was the plant that produced the most oxygen and removed the most toxins from the air.
Humberto Y on Mar 10, 2018
john s on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It could be that its getting too much or not enough water.
How often do you water this plant when living indoors? Does it need fertilizer?
Julie M on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will need to water it at least every 2-3 days in the summer. The best indicator is feel the soil. If it's dry, water it. Also I fertilize my plants every 3 months. My trees are doing great!
How fast will they grow? How many inches or feet per year on avg planted in the ground.
Brad Z on May 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Once established in the Ground the Areca Palm can grow approx. 24" per year.
What kind of pot will the palm come in? Is it like the white pot in the product picture? Thank you!
Wenyi F on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine came in a yellow pot. They come on different colored pots, not just white.
How do you plant for indoors?
Jennifer G on Dec 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Planting Directions (potted):
1) Choose a container that is 2 times larger than the one the plant initially arrived in.
2) Use a quality, well draining acidic potting mix such as a palm or citrus mix.
3) Fill the container part way and place the palm in the container so that the soil is just below the top of the container and fill the remainder of the way.
4) Water until it begins to flow through the bottom drainage holes. Let the soil dry out almost completely before watering the plant again. They can can go up to 2 weeks without being watered.
If the plant is not getting enough water, the trunk will begin to shrivel. If it’s getting too much water, the fronds will yellow and the trunk can begin to rot.
Are they toxic?
Victoria S on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No they are not toxic to cats, dogs or people.

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