Areca Palm 4" Pot
Dypsis lutescens is a fast growing palm that can grow 6-10 inches per year to a maximum of 6 or 7 feet.
Lighting: They need bright, indirect light from a south or west-facing window. The leaves turn yellowish-green if they are placed in direct sunlight.
Watering: Water them often enough to keep the soil lightly moist in spring and summer, and allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings in fall and winter.
Container: Make sure your pot has drainage holes. Areca palms like to be somewhat potbound but should be repotted every 2-3 years to remove salt and fertilizer that has built up in the soil.
Common problems and how to avoid them:
- Dry air. Remedy brown leaf tips by supplying your houseplant palm with more humidity.
- Too much fertilizer. Giving your palm too much fertilizer at one time or over the course of time can make the leaf tips go brown.
- Being kept too dry. If palms suffer from dry soil too long, they'll start to lose the tips of their leaves.