General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: To 25 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seeds take 2 to 6 months to germinate.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Cut offsets from the parent plant.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Conservation status: Near Threatened (NT)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Near Threatened
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Common names
  • Areca Palm
  • Butterfly Palm
  • Golden Cane Palm
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Gold Fruit Palm

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Location: Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida
Date: 2022-02-18
a clump planted in a planting island at a motel
Location: Butterfly World in south Florida
Date: 2018-03-22
a thick clump
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-10-17
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-22
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-09-02
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida

A container of seedlings.
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Paseo del Parque, Malaga
Date: 2015-03-22
Location: Paseo del Parque, Malaga
Date: 2015-03-22
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-22
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-06-17
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-07
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-09-03
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: June 2015
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-05-08
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-02
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-02
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-02
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: February 2012
These palms are frequently used as hedges here in SW Florida.
Location: Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, Osaka, Japan.
Photo by KENPEI
Location: Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, Osaka, Japan.
Date: May 31, 2008
Photo by KENPEI
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-22
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-22
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-22
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2014-01-25
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-22
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-22
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-22
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-07
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-07
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-07
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-07
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-03
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-03
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-11-11
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-09-03
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: June 2015
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-02
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 2014-02-02
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Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 31, 2022 4:14 PM concerning plant:
    This multi-stemmed palm species, also called Bamboo or Butterfly Palm, is endangered in its native land of Madagascar, but it is commonly grown in tropical landscapes and as a houseplant. Its leaves are pinnate, ostrich feather-like, arching & upward curving, and about 3 to 6 feet long. The small yellow flowers are not showy and are borne in summer in panicled clusters to about 2 feet long. The small fruit turns yellow-orange until it matures as black. Stems of old plants are ringed with bamboo-like scars where leaves were once attached. As a houseplant it best in bright, indirect light or curtain-filtered light. It likes warm temperatures above 65 degrees F. Keep soil moist at all times, even wet but not in standing water. One can feed plants about once a month from spring until autumn.
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