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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 £49.99 £39.99
20% off house plants
Pot size 21cm pot - 1m tall
21cm pot - 1m tall
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  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: fertile: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow growing
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 100cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers: choose a 22cm 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.

  • 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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