Dwarf Bettle Nut Palm, Highland Betel Nut Palm

Areca macrocalyx

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Areca (a-REEK-uh) (Info)
Species: macrocalyx (mak-roh-KAL-iks) (Info)

Category:

Palms

Water Requirements:

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

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Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 17, 2012, Mandrew968 from Miami, FL wrote:

Very very very cold sensitive. It's known as the pink lady palm but color is variable and unless you live in the tropics or have a huge greenhouse, Arecas in general are not for your garden.

Positive

On Dec 7, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is an extremely colorful and attractive palm with a crownshaft and flower stalk of a variety of purples, reds and yellows. The leaves are a dark green and variable in width. The seeds are profuse, large and reminiscent of a beetle-nut palm's seeds (Areca catechu). The seeds may also produce a mild narcotic-like chemical similar to that of the bettle-nut. This is a tree from high elevation Solomon Islands- high elevation means it might be somewhat cold tolerant, but so far it hasn't been tried out sufficiently here in So Cal.

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