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Bamboo Palm

Dypsis lutescens

Also known as

Areca Palm, Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm, Golden Feather Palm, Golden Yellow Palm, Madagascar Palm, Yellow Butterfly Palm, Yellow Palm, Golden Cane Palm

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6m

4m

Min

2.5m

25 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Bamboo Palm Overview

Dypsis lutescens is a tender, evergreen, multi-stemmed palm species in the palm family, Arecaceae. It can grow up to 8m tall, producing large leaves, up to 2m in length, that are lance-shaped and with yellow-green leaflets. Grown mainly for the tropical feeling foliage, the leaves are frond-like and arching, growing on cane stems. It makes a fantastic houseplant and is often chosen as an office plant. It may produce small yellow flowers in the summer. This species has many common names, including Areca Palm, Yellow Palm, Butterfly Palm, and Golden Feather Palm. It has a clumping habit, originating from the Philippines, Madagascar and South India.

Common problems with Bamboo Palm

How to harvest Bamboo Palm

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Bamboo Palm

Seed

Special features of Bamboo Palm

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Bamboo Palm

Ornamental, indoor.

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