COMMON NAME: Areca, Butterfly, or Cane Palm
BOTANICAL/SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dypsis Lutescens, Chrysalidocarpus or Areca Lutescens
LIGHT: A fairly bright room without direct sunlight is advised. Not enough light will slow growth and too much sun can scorch leaves.
WATERING: Allow the top soil to become dry between watering and do not overwater. Overwatering is the quickest way to kill an areca palm, especially if the soil does not drain too well.
SOIL: To prevent roots from becoming water logged use a well draining aerated potting soil mix. A mixture of 1 part peat, 1 part pine bark and 1 part coarse sand is one possible good mix.
HUMIDITY: Normal room humidity is usually fine; however, dry air turns leaf tips brown (this is common).
FERTILISER: Once a month, high in Nitrogen to enhance evergreen leaves.
SIZE: Height 150cm. approximate including pot.
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