Areca catechu
Betel Nut Palm 

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From the Malaysian peninsula to the Philippines and Indonesia.

Cold Hardiness: 

Cold sensitive, for tropical areas. Doesn't tolerate coldweather, very marginal  even in the best areas of So CA.  does poorly at low 30s, F., severe cold damage.

Trunk type:

Slender, green trunk with rings, green colored crownshaft.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feathery shaped), arched leaves.


Solitaire (single trunk).



Speed of growth:



20' feet plus.

Soil requirements:

Average moist, regular watering and good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Some partial shade to full sun in the tropics.

General Description:

Very gorgeous palm in the appropriate environment. 

Other Notes:

Fruit known to have a psychotropic effect on people.

Further Data:

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