Golden Cane Palm
Dypsis lutescens

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Palm fertilizer (e.g. N8-P4-K12).
Mist requirements Mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.1 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate humid subtropical



Other common names Areca Palm, Butterfly Palm, Madagascar Palm, Golden Feather Palm, Yellow Palm, Bamboo Palm
Family Arecaceae
Other scientific names Ampelopsis sempervirens, Parthenocissus straita, Vitis striata, Areca lutescens, Dypsis lutescens, Chrysalidocarpus lutescens


Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
  • yellow
Leaf color
  • green