Areca, Dwarf Betel-Nut Palm 'Dwarf'

Areca catechu

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Areca (a-REEK-uh) (Info)
Species: catechu (KAT-eh-choo) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf

Category:

Trees

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

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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Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Lakeland, Florida

Miami, Florida

Port Charlotte, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 12, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Curious and ornamental 'stumpy' form of palm, with abbreviated leaves, basically no petiole and a fatter, very tightly ringed trunk and slighly bulgy green crownshaft. Seed from such plants almost always produces normal offspring with only a slight greater percentage of dwarfs than one would fine in any crop of Areca catechu seed.

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