Want to add a little tropical vibe to your room while naturally cleaning air pollutants?
There’s nothing that beats a palm tree. You can spot these trees almost everywhere, from offices to shopping malls.
They’re originally from Madagascar, so you can probably figure out they’ll like bright light. But make sure it’s indirect because direct sunlight can burn their leaves.
Palms prefer temperatures between 60 to 75 degrees F, so keep them away from chilly drafts or sudden temperature drops.
If you see brown spots on the leaves, it’s either gotten too cold or the air is way too dry.
These trees can grow to six to ten feet tall and are a vibrant accent to any room of the house.
The easiest way to accidentally kill your palm is to overwater without providing adequate drainage. Plant in well-draining soil in a pot with drainage holes and allow the top of the soil to dry out between watering.
During the winter, water less often. The areca palm grows slowly and prefers to be somewhat root-bound. It shouldn’t require repotting more than every two to three years. Fertilize your palm with a time-released fertilizer during spring, so it will last all growing season.
Toxins removed include benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.
You can put an Areca palm in any room, and it will purify the air, but they’re especially good in freshly painted or refurbished rooms. These plants are non-toxic to pets, according to the ASPCA.