Sacred Palm

Areca guppyana

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Areca (a-REEK-uh) (Info)
Species: guppyana

Category:

Palms

Water Requirements:

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

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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:

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 23, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very ornamental thin trunked solitary understory palm with short, arching deep green only partially divided leaves, all standing on stilt roots. Fruits are deep red and edible (but can be somewhat narcotic, sort of like Areca catechu). Planted on New Guinea around traditional burial grounds. Never gets to be a very tall palm. Some have used it as an indoor palm along the coast here in California- works as long as the humidity is always high, but needs very little light to survive.

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