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Araucaria sp., Monkey Puzzle, Bunia Pine, Parana Nut
Araucaria heterophylla

Araucaria sp.

Monkey Puzzle, Bunia Pine, Parana Nut
Family: Araucariaceae
Origin: New Caledonia, Australia, South America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Araucaria is a genus of coniferous trees. There are 19 species in the genus, with a highly disjunct distribution in New Caledonia (where 13 species are endemic), Norfolk Island, eastern Australia, New Guinea, Argentina, Chile, and southern Brazil.

Fossil evidence indicates that ancestral araucaria forests resembling the present-day Monkey Puzzle date back to the age of dinosaurs.

Some of the species are relatively common in cultivation because of their distinctive, formal symmetrical growth habit. Several species are economically important for timber production and the edible seeds.

See article about Araucaria.





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Archontophoenix alexandrae, Ptychosperma alexandrae, Alexandre Palm, King Palm, Nothern Bangalow Palm

Archontophoenix alexandrae, Ptychosperma alexandrae

Alexandre Palm, King Palm, Nothern Bangalow Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Northern Australia Tropical rainforest
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like

This is a single, slender trunked palm (30 ft). Given a shady spot, they grow slim and elegant, holding a crown of dark green leaves above a green crownshaft. Irrigation, fertilizer and mulch are necessary. No garden would be without the odd corner to accommodate a specimen or two. Not used very much in public plantings, but popular in Northern Territory as a tub palm.





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Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Northern Australia
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like

This is a single, slender trunked palm (30 ft). Given a shady spot, they grow slim and elegant, holding a crown of dark green leaves above a green crownshaft. It is slightly hardier than Archontophoenix alexandrae and may be tried in a sheltered corner in full sun in favoured locations. Generally similar in appearance to the foregoing, it makes a good house- or conservatory plant if the light is good.



Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, Bangalow Palm, Seaforthia Palm


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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.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Palm or palm-likeEdible

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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See picture of plants

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


Arenga microcarpa, Arenga Palm

Arenga microcarpa

Arenga Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Papua New Guinea
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterPalm or palm-like

An interesting and strong-growing palm coastal districts, it performs well as a house- or conservatory plant. It tolerates low light, and growing rather fast to produce a good-sized plant in a number of years. Related species - Arenga australasica.




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