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Areca catechu, Areca triandra, Areca Palm, Betel Nut , Bunga, Pinang
Dwarf Areca catechu

Areca catechu, Areca triandra

Areca Palm, Betel Nut , Bunga, Pinang
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Malaysia, Singapore
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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An easily grown palm for both the tropics and warm sub-tropical areas (it is apparently cold sensitive). It prefers shade when young, although it does take full sun at quite a young age. It likes a moist, well drained soil, and doesn't like to dry out. This palm is the basis of a large industry in SE Asia, where the seed is chewed for its intoxicating properties, as well as its supposedly beneficial side effects, such as aiding digestion, and controlling internal parasites and dysentery.


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Areca catechu - Betel Nut

Betel Nut, Bunga, Pinang. This variety is reported to be semi-dwarf and can be grown in a large container.
This palm is the basis of a large industry in SE Asia, where the seed is chewed for its intoxicating properties, as well as its supposedly beneficial side effects, such as aiding digestion, and controlling internal parasites and dysentery.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"-10"/ 1-3 gal pot