Answer: Your statement that Butterfly Palms (Areca Palms) don't like drafts is correct. However, unless the door is always open, or used constantly, it shouldn't cause any problems for your palm if the plant is 10 feet away from the door. Since the spot is otherwise perfect, why not grow your palm there? If drafts cause problems, you might be able to move the palm slightly when the weather is cold and the door is frequently used.
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