Areca Vestiaria (Red Areca Palm)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Areca Vestiaria (Red Areca Palm)
Mature Height 5-10 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 4-5 feet apart
Sunlight Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 65-85°F
Watering Needs Moderate
Growth Rate 6-12 inches/year
Difficulty Level Moderate
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Varies with climate
Origin Native to Eastern Indonesia

Discover the vibrant allure of Areca Vestiaria, also known as the Red Areca Palm. Native to the lush forests of Indonesia, this palm captivates with its stunning red to orange crown shaft, making it a spectacular choice for enthusiasts of both indoor and outdoor greenery.

How to Grow

The Areca Vestiaria prospers in bright, filtered light but can also adapt to lower light conditions, avoiding the harsh direct sun of midday. It thrives in a well-draining soil mix, suggesting the use of containers that promote good moisture management. Suitable for warmer climates, it prefers the conditions of USDA zones 10-12.

Care Tips

This palm requires consistent moisture, with a careful approach to avoid waterlogging. High humidity levels mimic its natural habitat, beneficial for indoor cultivation. Utilize pebble trays or humidifiers to maintain ambient moisture. Moderate to high humidity is key for its vibrant leaf coloration and overall health.


Areca Vestiaria's dramatic foliage and striking crown shaft make it a prime candidate for decorative focal points in living spaces, conservatories, and sheltered outdoor areas. Its air-purifying capabilities add to its indoor appeal, enhancing air quality and bringing a slice of the tropics into the home.

Planting Tips

Opt for pots with excellent drainage and use a soil mix rich in organic matter but well-draining. Outdoor planting should consider protection from extreme weather conditions and strong sunlight, which may harm the plant's delicate structure and color.


To preserve its stunning appearance, regularly trim away yellowing or damaged fronds. For indoor plants, a periodic rotation can ensure even exposure to light, fostering symmetrical growth and maintaining the plant's lush, attractive look.


Our "Grower's Pick" selection features the most spectacular Areca Vestiaria specimens, chosen for their superior size, robustness, and vivid color. Each plant is selected based on its maturity and health, ensuring an impressive display of vitality and tropical beauty.

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