ARECA PALM

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

COMMON NAME Areca Palm, Golden Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm, Golden Feather Palm, Yellow Palm
BOTANICAL NAME Dypsis lutescens
HEIGHT 15′
WIDTH 10′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 40 years
COLD TOLERANCE 30° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS Regularly; May need a little extra water the during hot, dry months.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Yes
SALT TOLERANCE Yes
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Bright, indirect light. Direct sun may burn leaves.
FERTILIZING Sparingly use a slow-release palm fertilizer with a 3:1:3 or 4:1:6 ratio three times a year, once in the Spring, Summer, and then in the Fall. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves and trunk. Water before and after applying fertilizer.
FLOWER Yellow inflorescence
MONTH OF COLOR March to April
FRUIT Green to yellow unripe, Orange ripe. Inedible. Ripens in June.
TOXICITY Non-toxic to animals.
COMMENTS Great for privacy screen. Originates from Madagascar.
PRICE 15 gallon $75