ARECA PALMS
ARECA PALMS

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Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
Chrysalidocarpus lutescens

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Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
Chrysalidocarpus lutescens

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ARECA PALMS
ARECA PALMS

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Areca Palm Tree

 

Scientific Name: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens/Dypsis lutescens.​

A.K.A: Eureka Palm, Butterfly Palm, Bamboo Palm, Golden Cane Palm

Identification: Fine textured fronds, slow to moderate growth rate and will average around 15 - 20 feet in height, but have been seen as large as 39 feet. Arecas are clustering palms and new trunks constantly sprout from the base.These trunks can be as thin as a straw or as thick as a large bottle of wine. 

 

Growing: Areca Palms are commonly seen growing pool side in containers, but they will outgrow these containers eventually. They grow in both sun and shade. Great choice as a privacy screening or for a tropical look as hedges.This palm is moderately salt-tolerant. Becoming more popular as house plants because of their ability to clean the air. 

 

Interesting Fact: According to NASA and Dr. B. C. Wolverton, the Areca Palm filters xylene and toluene from the air. Wolverton also specifies that, at 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) in height, the plant will transpire 1 liter of water per 24 hours, thereby making it an effective humidifier.