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Chrysalidocarpus lutescens/Areca Palm

Chrysalidocarpus lutescens / Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
Palm foliage
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Palm foliage

Multiple trunks on old, mature specimen

Fronds removed from trunk

Old planting growing in a warm climate

Old established planting growing in a warm climate

Floral stalks on a mature areca palm

Nice container plant

Handsome specimen in a Mexican courtyard

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Scientific Name: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
Common Name: Areca Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Palms and Palm-like Plants
Comments: This palm has some drought tolerance and is utilized as a specmen, in screens, and containers. It is very effective in poolside plantings. Produces clumps of multiple trunks with upright, arching leaves with soft tips. A very popular indoor plant for medium light conditions. Highly intolerant of over watering, which causes extreme yellowing. Keep soils only slightly moist.