Areca Palm

Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to full shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium soil moisture
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 15 – 25 ft.
Mature Spread: 6 – 10 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Hardiness Zone: 10a-11

Areca Palm, Dypsis lutescens

Sometimes called Butterfly Palm or Golden Cane Palm. Commonly sold in containers at nurseries but not as plentiful in large field grown sizes. This palm is a moderately fast grower with feather shaped leaves that are yellowish through the petioles and leaves. Off white flowers are developed on branches about 3 feet long that emerge from the top of the stems. The fruit/seeds are about an inch in diameter and yellow to purple in color.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247