Areca catechu, Betel Nut Palm Tree
The Areca catechu palm tree is found in a broad area of southern Asia.
A beautiful deep green palm with a stunning bamboo’ish ringed trunk. The solitary, slender and erect trunk reaches 60 feet tall in habitat with a diameter of 8 - 12 inches.
An easily grown palm for both the tropics and warm subtropical areas. It prefers shade as a seedling, but takes full sun at quite a young age.
Betel nuts are chewed regularly by at least 10% of the world population. The fruit on the seed has stimulating effects. It produces heightened alertness and an increased capacity to work. The Betel Nut is also used as an offering in Hinduism. All that and an easy beautiful palm tree too!
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- All of our plants are grown in various amounts of shade; therefore, your plants will require a slow introduction into appropriate amounts of sun.
- In most cases your plants will benefit from providing an environment of enhanced humidity upon arrival until root function has normalized.
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- Propagation is from seed unless other methods are stated.
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Let’s Grow Florida!