Areca Palm

Areca Palm

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Common Names Areca Palm, Madagascar Palm, Butterfly Palm
Common Uses Hedges, Foundation Plant, Patio Plant
Scientific Name Dypsis lutescens, Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
Hardiness Zones 9a-11
Mature Height 10-30 Feet
Growth Rate Moderately Fast
Water Needs Steady, Moderately Drought Tolerant
Cold Tolerance Slightly Cold Tolerant, Hurt by Cold Weather
Light Needs Mostly Sunny but Partially Shade Tolerant, can grow indoors

This is a beautiful and soft palm trees used quite often as foundation planting in the Orlando area. since it is hurt by the cold weather, many use it as a patio plant or even inside. The high tolerance to shade also make it a fine indoor or covered choice.  Develop a design to incorporate this tree into your landscape design.