Is It Challenging to Grow Areca Palm Tree As a Houseplant?

Areca Palm Tree

If the interior of your house or apartment is quite bright and you want to lay emphasis on it, for this purpose it will be a good idea to purchase Chrysalidocarpus lutescens which is also known as areca palm tree, golden cane palm, cane palm, yellow butterfly palm, bamboo palm and Madagascar palm. The plant is remarkable for its feathery fronds. Each frond has up to 100 leaflets.

As a full-grown plant costs an arm and a leg, you can content yourself with a small, tabletop version. The mature height of such a “baby” is 6-7 feet with the annual growth of 6-10 inches.

The genus is one of a limited number of palms that are able to tolerate trimming without any serious harm. Consequently, it is possible to keep a mature species indoors during its full lifespan of up to 10 years.

The major factor that contributes to the successful growth of this specimen is providing the necessary amount of light. The owner of the plant should bear in mind that the cultivar will benefit from bright, indirect light being grown on a south- or west-facing windowsill. In case the sunlight is direct, the foliage will turn yellow. The temperature is also important. The specimen will be able to thrive in the areas where average low temperatures are 35 -40 degrees Fahrenheit.