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How fast do areca palms grow?

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According to SF Gate, indoor areca palms typically grow between 6 to 7 inches annually. Outdoor areca palms often grow up to 30 feet, while indoor plants only grow to 6 to 7 feet.

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Areca palms are scientifically known as chrysalidocarpus lutescens or dypsis lutescens. They are commonly referred to as the yellow butterfly palm, bamboo palm and golden cane palm. Virtually disease-free and low maintenance, areca palms are some of the easiest indoor palm trees to grow.

Areca palms have long feather-shaped fronds. Small white flowers and dark purple oblong fruits typically appear year-round. To thrive, areca palms require large planters, filtered light, temperatures of 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit nightly, temperatures of 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit daily and a well-drained moist soil.

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