- Short Answers


Question by  Dface56 (90)

What can you tell me about the proper care for an areca palm plant?

I need to know how to care for my areca palm plant.


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

Palm plants require very little care, indirect sunlight and watering only when the water becomes dry on the surface. Prune away dead foliage and fertilize once a month with a diluted fertilizer solution. Palms can get root bound so you should check bi-monthly for root growth and replant accordingly. over watering can cause root rot so be careful with water.


Answer by  mannersandsuch (1796)

This will depend slightly on the area that you live. If you have a warmer dryer climate you will need to water it more, as your local nursery for tips.


Answer by  hamsa (133)

Place the plant in a room which has medium to high lighting. Water the the plant often. Fertilize it few times a year.


Answer by  georgiagirl (261)

just make sure it gets plenty of water, and you will have to stay on top of keeping it cleaned. the dead stuff will fall to the middle and compile.


Answer by  cuckoosygmailcom (86)

You have done the right thing. An individual frond will not not grow new leaves. All new growth will be new fronds emerging from the individual stems. However, it is not good to cut off the growing tip of any stem. That sometimes stops new growtrh on that stem.

You have 50 words left!