The Golden Glow of Your Indoor Garden

Say hello to the Dypsis lutescens, a plant that's as fun to say as it is to grow! Known by many names including the Areca Palm and Golden-Yellow Palm, this plant is the indoor garden's answer to the sun - a radiant, golden spectacle that's sure to brighten up any room.

Dypsis lutescens

Dappled To Full Sun

Flexible for areas with filtered light or plenty of sunshine.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Dypsis lutescens

Standing tall at a majestic 10 to 30 feet and spreading out to a width of 8 to 15 feet, the Dypsis lutescens is a sight to behold. Its durable, spectacular leaves are a vibrant verdant color, with a hint of amber that gives it its golden glow. Come summertime, it blooms with canary-colored flowers, adding another layer of charm to this already stunning plant.

Despite its tropical appearance, the Dypsis lutescens is actually quite hardy and can adapt to a variety of indoor conditions, making it a favorite among both novice and experienced gardeners.

Also known as

Areca palm
Butterfly palm
Cane palm
Golden-yellow palm
Yellow butterfly palm
Yellow palm

Our design recommendations

The Dypsis lutescens is a standout plant, perfect for shelter planting. Its size and color make it a great focal point in any indoor garden, while its resilience means it can thrive even in less than ideal conditions. Given its size and aesthetic appeal, the Dypsis lutescens is best suited for large planters. It can serve as a stunning centerpiece in a living room or a vibrant addition to a sunroom.