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Golden Butterfly Palm, Areca Palm, Cane Palm
Scientific Name: Dypsis lutescens (H. Wendl.) Beentje & Dransf.
Synonym: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, Chrysalidocarpus baronii var. littoralis, Chrysalidocarpus glaucescens
Family: Arecaceae
Golden Butterfly Palm, Areca Palm, Cane Palm (Dypsis  lutescens)
Young Dypsis lutescens
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 23-27
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: 30F (-1C), often comes back from the roots if frozen to the ground

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Eastern coast of Madagascar (Toamasina)

Growth Habits: Clustering palmtree, fast growing up to 30 feet tall (9 m); grayish green crownshaft; 6 to 8 pinnate leaves up to 6 feet long (1.8 m), with 80 to 110 leaflets, 1.5 to 2 feet long (45-60 cm), 1 to 1.6 inches wide (2.5-4 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, prefers a slightly acidic, sandy soil, drought tolerant

Propagation: Seeds

Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens), U.S.D.A. Drawing, courtesy Hunt Institute

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Golden yellow to purple fruits, 1 inch long

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