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NAME: Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens) USES: Great air purifier CARE: Easy to look after WATER: Once a week in winter, twice in summer, mist regularly PET FRIENDLY: Yes Let me introduce you to my office palm – Angie the Areca from Madagascar. When she first came home with me from a well-known DIY store over a year ago, she almost died in the first month. Since then I’ve discovered houseplant­s in fact need regular water to survive. I nursed her back to health and she’s grown by 10 inches at least and given me lots of new shoots.

I don’t think I’ve been so proud of anything since I came second in a school toe-wrestling competitio­n.

Show off your green fingers with snaps of your shiniest houseplant­s. Don’t forget to add a selfie, your age and location to siobhan.mcnally@mirror.co.uk.

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