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Dypsis:
Dypsis baronii
Dypsis decipiens
Dypsis lutescens
Dypsis onilahensis

Dypsis lutescens

Common name: Areca Palm
Native to: Madagascar
Mature height: 15 feet
Mature spread: 8 foot
Growth Habit: multiple
Leaf type: pinnate

Description:

Rare in the wild, but cultivated as a house plant. Can later be acclimated to full sun in your garden and grows to about 15 feet tall in southern California. Trunk has yellow rings and crownshaft. Also known as the Areca palm or the Butterfly palm. In northern California this is usually a house plant.


This species in the garden:
Growth rate: slow
Sunlight: moderate sun
Water: moderate
Cold Tolerance: 25 F
Seed or plant availability: common




 
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