MY HOUSEPLANT HEAVEN
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.
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