I bought a plant a few weeks ago and I don't know its name. I'm not quite sure how to take care of it. Can you help me out?
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This plant is an Areca palm, (Dypsis lutescens) which is native to Madagascar but naturalized across the world. When grown outside in Florida they can reach heights of 20' (~6 M). Indoors they are seen in a range from 3' to 6' (~1 to 2 M).
When grown indoors bright filtered light is the best filtered environment. Water thoroughly when the top inch of the soil is dry.
This plant can be attacked by spider mites, mealy bug and thrip. The most common pest, spider mite, tends to occur when the plant is placed in low light for extended periods or bright hot dry conditions.