Arenga obtusfolia
Lang Kap 

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Arenga obtusifolia by RK
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Arenga obtusifolia




Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Cold Hardiness: 

Little, best for semi-tropical and warmer areas.  Perhaps possible in the warmest coast areas in Southern California.

Trunk type:

Clustering, fibrous and hairy.

Leaf type:

Plumose-like, pinnate (feather shape) leaves.


Suckering (multiple trunks).


Needs warm weather.

Speed of growth:

Slow to medium


20' feet or more

Soil requirements:

Sun Requirements:

Strong filtered or possibly full sun

General Description:

A very striking a beautiful suckering palm best suited for warmer areas.   

Other Notes:

Further Data:

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