Arenga
Arenga caudata

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arenga (aw-REN-guh) (Info)
Species: caudata (kaw-DAH-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Palms

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

This plant is monocarpic

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 18, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is an extremely variable species from Thailand... low growing, suckering palm that is fairly harmless, except for the seeds (oxylates). Here in California this is a pretty marginal palm, and though I was able to keep it alive for 6 years in zone 9b, I sure wouldn't call it happy. But even in better zones it is marginal, since it hates low humidity. It can handle some frost, but does not like hot, drying suns, winds, salt or bad water. Most folks who grow this successfully in California use filter or reverse osmosis water, full shade, wind protection and live nearish the coast. Does much better in Florida, where it might qualify as a decent zone 9b palm there.

Grown in Thailand as a potted palm, often, and some forms have extremely thin leaflets while others have ... read more