This is mini variety of Areca Plant and is most suitable for decoration in a table top ceramic pot. Height of this variety does not exceed more than 2 feet.
Areca palm is air purifier indoor plant. This is the liked in for its green foliage. The plant grows well even without fertilizer. It likes shady areas for better growth. It’s popularly used as indoor plant. It has various stems originating from base. Its green leaves attract everyone. The plant blooms rarely during summer.
Watering & Sunlight: This is a shade loving plant, but we can grow in the sunlight during winter season. Sunlight availability of morning hours will also be an added advantage for its better growth. This plant likes misting, during summer. Regular misting of leaves will help the plant growth by making humid atmosphere. Moreover, such foliar spray will improve look of plants by cleaning of leaves. It is suggested that on weekly basis we should use Epsom salt (5 Gms/Ltr) for spray on leaves. It will improve photosynthesis process. While misting, we should also ensure that plant does not receive excess water in soil. Watering of plants should be done only when the soil become fully dry. Excess watering may produce some spots on leaves.
Soil: Drainage in pot is necessary by making sufficient holes in bottom. To make the ideal potting mix, 20 % drainage media (river sand/ Leca/ Perlite/ Pumice or rice husk- use any one of them) in potting mix should be available. In rest of the potting mix, we should mix Cocopeat (20 %), vermi – compost (20 %) and garden soil (40 %) in equal ratio. Use of Neem Cake (5-10%), will improve further quality of potting mix.