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Areca Palm Tree

Dypsis lutescens

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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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


3-5 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


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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This plan does very well indoors with good light.
May 14, 2017
1 year ago
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
Arrived in good condition, but are deteriorating rapidly in large pot.
May 16, 2017
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
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
4 months ago
My palm is doing really well, thanks to the hard work, dedication, and sense of urgency of
June 18, 2016
Boston, MA
1 year ago

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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
needs less indoor light than other trees; my living room doesn't get much natural light
Amy H on Oct 15, 2017
Ornate and beautiful and will look nice on my patio
Reneth O on Jul 1, 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
To filter my house's air
Hunter T on Aug 9, 2017
to hide from my wife
conrad s on Jun 21, 2017
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!
flowers and berries on an areca palm??? Um...mine never has, are you sure?!
trixy on Oct 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine is 1.5 years old and i haven't had any blooms or berries.

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