Areca Palm
Areca concinna

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Areca (a-REEK-uh) (Info)
Species: concinna (kon-kin-na) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Palms

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Hollywood, Florida

Holmes Beach, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

North Fort Myers, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 18, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Attractive suckering species with thin trunks that look like bamboo culms. Leaves pinnate with some leaflets undivided irregularly. Has some hardiness in mildest areas of southern California, but really is a species for the tropics. From Sri Lanka