Areca Butterfly Palm - Chrysalidocarpus lutescens - Easy House Plant - 6" Pot

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PALM: Palms are one of the most documented and most studied plants in the world and there are over 2600 species of palm tree types known today. Palm trees have an amazing amount of variations and differences in morphology, creating one the most diverse range of species. Basic characteristics of palm trees include growth from a single stem with crowns of evergreen leaves arranged in either a fan shape or feathery blooms. Most palms have inflorescence containing colorful flowers, which are usually small and white. The fruits of palms are considered to be drupes, or fruits containing a fleshy, soft part surrounding a hard seed center.

The Areca Palm ( Dypsis lutescens, Chrysalidocarpus lutescens), known also as Yellow Butterfly Palm or Golden Cane Palm is one of the most beautiful plants in the world. It is native to the island of Madagascar and very common in subtropical and tropical areas around the world. It is a shrub like plant with slender, yellowish green feather fronds that fan out from several sturdy green trunks. The graceful tree is suitable for decorating homes, offices, patios, pools, hotels and restaurants. The shrub is often used for screens and hedges. It is one of the most popular indoor plant. The tropical and exotic looking tree will give a lush and tropical feel to any décor. The Areca requires very low maintenance. It loves all types of soils. The Chrysalidocapus lutescens is tolerant to droughts. It thrives in full sun and partial shade. The beautiful tree grows fairly fast. The Areca Palm is inexpensive and very adaptable to different surroundings. This plant produces several stalks of small yellowish white flowers below the fronds and forms small yellow-orange fruits which ripen all year around.

  • One of the easiest indoor palms to grow
  • Prefers very bright, indirect light or sun
  • Keep evenly moist, not wet or dry
  • Trim as needed
  • Immediate shipping


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    Posted by Unknown on May 5th 2017

    I have been getting all my plants from this place they are healthy and beautiful