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Areca catechu

Classification

Order: Arecales
   Family: Arecaceae
            Genus: Areca
                        Specie: Areca catechu

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Permanently moist soil in a sheltered position

Features: Feather like fronds to 6 ft (1.8 m); fruit

Uses: Nut production Tropical gardens

Zones: 11-12

Description: The wild origins of this well-known palm are uncertain, believed most likely to be somewhere in the Malay Archipelago, but before Europeans crossed the oceans it had already been spread by man as far as southern China, Vanuatu, southern India and the east

Growth Habit: Single trunk with crown of fronds

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