[Bamboo Palm]
[Bamboo Palm]
[Bamboo Palm]
[Bamboo Palm]
[Bamboo Palm]
[Bamboo Palm]
[Bamboo Palm]
[Bamboo Palm]

KING JULIAN [Bamboo Palm]

Dypsis lutescens

Available Cape Town only

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Fresh air never tasted so good

Often called the butterfly palm for its light and fluttering leaves, this Madagascan marvel is one of the world’s best plants for filtering and purifying the air. An easy and rewarding houseplant to grow!

Please note the decorative pots are sold separately. Plant comes in a black nursery pot.

Available in the following sizes:

Large: 30cm grow pot, approx 90 - 110cm from the ground

Medium: 23cm grow pot, approx 80 - 100cm from the groun



Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79, Western Cape R89. Rest of South Africa R119 (Except Limpopo, Mpumalanga & Northern Cape R149).

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Caring for King Julian


Medium light

Water & humidity

Water 1-2 times a week. Remember smaller pots dry out quicker. Allow top layer of soil to dry out between watering, the fastest way to kill an Areca is to overwater. King Julian enjoys the balmy Madagascan climate, so keep him away from cool breezes. He's not too phased about humidity.


King Julian has the appetite of...well...yes, a king! His favourite cocktail is organic fish emulsion. Dilute the normal dose and feed monthly for best results. If planted in a self-watering planter rather use 2-3 sachets of Canola Meal. Inorganic fertiliser will burn leaves.


Areca palms can grow up to 3 metres and will need re-potting to accommodate growth. Re-pot every 1-2 years to one pot size up. King Julian likes to fit snugly in his throne.

Atrium Top Tip

Brown tips all over the plant means it’s overwatered. While yellowing leaves mean its too dry. The stems are meant to be yellow, however. Note: Yellow spots on leaves can indicate the plant is getting too much chlorine from our tap water. Flush out the chlorine build-up by letting a good dose of rainwater run through the pot.

Quirky plant fact

NASA’s Clean Air Study named the Areca palm one of the best plants for removing significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air.