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  • areca palm / bamboo palm
  • Eventual height: 8m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Dypsis lutescens

areca palm / bamboo palm

RHS award of garden merit
27cm pot - 1.4m tall £149.99
27cm pot - 1.4m tall £149.99
  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow growing
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 140cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers: choose a 30cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    A graceful attractive palm, with closely growing upright stems and long arching linear leaves creates a handsome focal point to any room. Still one of the most popular houseplants and it is easy to see why as it is so versatile and easy to look after. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Water regularly through the growing season with soft water, or rainwater but let the surface of the soil dry out slightly before rewatering. Reduce watering through the winter months. These plants need humidity so mist the leaves regularly, or stand on a tray of damp pebbles. Although they like a warm atmosphere don't place it near a radiator or heat source, and choose a brightly lit spot but not in direct sun.

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