Areca macrocalyx
Highland Betel Nut Palm 

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 Areca macrocalyx photo





Papa New Guinea

Cold Hardiness: 

Uncertain if it will tolerate cooler sub-tropical areas. 

Trunk type:

Slender and tall; leaves and crown shaft have are a dark green color.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shaped). Leaves have a glossy green color.


Solitary (single trunk).



Speed of growth:



Taller than the A. catechu, possibly to 30 feet.

Soil requirements:

Moist soil and high humidity, needs plenty of water in dry months.

Sun Requirements:

Sun or filtered.

General Description:

Similar to the Betel Nut Palm.

Other Notes:

Rarely available to enthusiast

Further Data:

Palm for sale/Availability:

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