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Areca Palm

Areca Palm

Según las reseñas, la calificación es de 0.0 de 5 estrellas

Areca palms are tall, attractive, clumping palms with smooth, sometimes golden trunks that are reminiscent of bamboo clumps. Their fronds are narrow and full, almost like bamboo leaves. In the summer, small, bright yellow but inconspicuous flowers grow from below the fronds. Although it is an endangered species in its native Madagascar, the palm is a common sight in outdoor plantings in the United States where it grows in warm climates, often lining streets or used as a privacy screen. It is also a popular houseplant. When grown indoors, these palms rarely bloom.

Here are the main care requirements for growing an areca palm:

Choose a location with bright, full, or filtered sunlight.

Plant it in well-draining, slightly acidic soil or special palm potting mix.

Water whenever the soil starts to dry out.

Fertilize regularly during the spring and summer.

Light

Outdoors, these plants like bright, filtered sunlight but they also tolerate full sun. Indoors, areca palms do best with bright light exposure from a south- or west-facing window.

Soil

Outdoor specimens do best in rich, slightly acidic soil with a pH of around 6.0 and very good drainage. Amending the soil with sand and peat moss might be necessary to improve porousness and lower soil pH.