Areca Palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)
The Areca Palm is a wonderful plant that can bring the beautiful green of the outdoors inside your home creating your own indoor tropical forest. Areca Palm can be used to adorn your surrounding and placed in front of a window the Areca Palm instantly creates a living privacy screen which by nature gracefully fans out. I use several palms across my patio door for this very purpose.
The striking feather-like green fronds radiate from several trunks and the plant will grow wider before it grows taller. These characteristic further make the Areca Palm the perfect choice for home decor. Especially if you have a large empty area that you need to fill with something that is eye catching or a window that needs privacy screening.
Arecas’ do not require bright direct sunlight. They thrive best in indirect light. The plant can be placed in an eastward window. As the sun rises in the east and sets in the west an eastward window provides morning sun and evening shade. I also adjust the vertical blinds so that the plants can receive the right amount of light. Too much direct sunlight may burn the fronds. Cut away yellow or dead fronds at their base.
I give my Areca Palms a heavy watering once a week and an occasional misting if the plants become dull looking.
On a final note remember that living with houseplants of any variety not only beautifies your surrounding but provide a natural source of cleaner air within your home. You don’t have to wait for spring to see the loveliness of green or spectacular colors. The Areca Palm is a plant of choice to enhance your home decor and provide you with years of aesthetic appeal. Start potting today and fill your home with a breath taking showcase of beauty.
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