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  • Areca Palm, otherwise known as Dypsis lutescens, or golden cane palm, is one of the best indoor plants. It is easy to care for, non-toxic, and has an air-purifying and toxic-removing effect.

    Native to the islands of Madagascar, Areca Palm has silver-green trunks and clusters of arching fronds with narrow and thin leaflets, which make it look similar to a bamboo tree. This plant can grow in height up to 30 feet outdoors and 8 feet indoors.

    During late spring and early summer, Areca Palm blooms small yellow flowers. There are both male and female flowers on the same inflorescence, which developed into yellow-orange small fruits. Areca Palm's fruits are not edible.



  • Areca palm loves bright indirect light and can tolerate partial shade. Direct sunlight might burn its leaves, so when growing indoors, keep it a few feet away from a sunny window.

    Water only when the first 2” of the top soil is dry. Areca Palm loves moist but not soggy soil, so drain well after each watering. Over-watering can cause root rot, while under-watering can make the leaves brown and crispy.

    This plant needs well-drained soils that are rich in nutrients. It is best to choose a houseplant mixed soil with peat moss.

    This plant thrives in temperatures of 65°F-80°F. Do not let it in a spot where the temperature can drop below 50°F.

    This plant requires rich soil, so it should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with a diluted houseplant fertilizer. Alternatively you can use a slow-release fertilizer twice per year.

    Areca Palm is considered non-toxic and safe for pets.
  • USDA Zone 10b-11

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • * We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" plant + clay pot option.
    Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.

    Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy

    *** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.