If you're dreaming of tropical climates, this pretty indoor house palm is a great inspiration. It can grows to about 7 feet for a dramatic touch in a room, or just trying to conjure the look in your home decor. But, a smaller pot will keep it contained if you'd like it to stay smaller. The areca palm does well in indirect light. It is best to have the plant near a Southern or Western facing window.Keep the soil somewhat dry, only watering on alternate weeks or so. pour the water in slowly. Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations.