AP - Areca Palm (Areca Lutescens)
Design details : This handsome hunk is planted in a colourful ceramic pot
Indoor placement : Thrives in a space where theres good partial light and air circulation
Areca Palm (Areca Lutescens): This is a very low-maintenance houseplant that is primarily grown for its resplendent leaves. It is a very hardy plant and can tolerate over-watering and under-watering and grows well in semi-shaded areas. Mudfingers recommends this for new gardeners. This plant is planted in ceramic pot for added elegance and an everlasting new-look.
Light: Thrives well in partial shade or well lit indoors. If kept completely in shaded areas, do put this handsome outside once a week for good Sun.
Soil: Very well drained sandy mixture.
Watering: Very drought tolerant plant. Water once in 3-4 days during winters and everyday in summers.
Feeding: A weak all purpose feed once in 2 weeks is more than sufficient.
Repotting: Areca palm does not enjoy being re-potted very often, so re-pot only when the pot cracks from growth.
Propagation: Very easy to propagate. Divide the plant during re-potting.
Speed of Growth: Slow
Flowers: None thats aesthetic.
Tips: Air purifitying: While all plants purify air-borne toxins the Areca palm is among the top plant's tested and added to a list by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for removing, benzene, formaldehyde and other harmful toxins.