Palm: Areca


Dypsis lutescens, commonly called bamboo palm, butterfly palm or areca palm, is native to moist forest areas in Madagascar. Although endangered in its native habitat, it is commonly available in commerce throughout the world for outdoor plantings (where winter hardy) or as a houseplant.  Very low maintenance. 

Pet-friendly? Yes.

Plant care: Thrives in bright, indirect light. Allow the top of the soil to become dry between watering.

Botanical Name Dypsis lutescens
Common Name Bamboo Palm
Plant Type Tropical, Foliage
Mature Size 12-30 ft when planted in ground. Can be planted in containers
Sun Exposure Full Sun/Part Shade
Soil Type Well-draining
Soil pH Neutral, Slightly Acidic
Hardiness Zones 
Native Area Madagascar
Pet-friendly? Yes