ARECA PALM

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COMMON NAME Areca Palm, Golden Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm, Golden Feather Palm, Yellow Palm
BOTANICAL NAME Dypsis lutescens
HEIGHT 15′
WIDTH 10′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
PERENNIAL
LIFESPAN 40 years
COLD TOLERANCE 30° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water every day for 2 weeks. Week 3 and week 4, water deeply twice a week. From week 5 forward water deeply at least once a week for the rest of the season. Best results with regular irrigation, at least once per week. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slows.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE High
SALT TOLERANCE Medium
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Bright, indirect light. Direct sun may burn leaves.
FERTILIZING Sparingly use a slow-release palm fertilizer with a 3:1:3 or 4:1:6 ratio three times a year, once in the Spring, Summer, and then in the Fall. Halt fertilizing in the Winter, then begin again in the Spring. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves, flowers, stems, and trunk.
FLOWER Yellow inflorescence
MONTH OF COLOR March to April
FRUIT Green to yellow unripe, Orange ripe. Inedible. Ripens in June.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Non-toxic to animals. (Dogs, cats, horses, humans.)
COMMENTS Ashley’s favorite palm tree. Great for privacy screen. Sensitive to the cold, plant close to large structures and near wind blocks to provide protection if you live in areas that receive freezes. In locations susceptible to cold damage, wrap a frost cloth over and around the tree and tie securely to protect the day before a freeze. Remove promptly once the freeze has subsided. Regulate soil temperature and better protect the roots by mulching (with mulch, leaves, hay, etc.) no less than 3″ thick and 1′ radius around the base of the trunk above where the roots grow. Excellent for producing high amounts of oxygen and purifying the air by removing dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. Originates from Madagascar.
PRICE 15 gallon $75