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Dypsis lutescens

Multiplex, Bamboo Palm, Butterfly Palm, Areca Palm, Palma Bambu

D. lutescens grows 6–12 m (20–39 ft) in height. Multiple stems emerge from the base. The leaves are arched, 2–3 m (6 ft 7 in–9 ft 10 in) long, and pinnate, with 40-60 pairs of leaflets. It bears panicles of yellow flowers in summer.

One of several common names, "butterfly palm" refers to the leaves which curve upwards in multiple stems to create a butterfly look

Additional Information

Benefits | Desirability

Some birds like the fruit . 

According to NASA and Dr. B. C. Wolverton, the areca palm filters xylene and toluene from the air. Wolverton also specifies that, at 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) in height, the plant will transpire 1 liter of water per 24 hours, thereby making it an effective humidifier.





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