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Dypsis lutescens - Butterfly, Golden Cane, Areca Palm

Dypsis lutescens - Butterfly, Golden Cane, Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens - Butterfly, Golden Cane, Areca Palm)

Butterfly Palm is a variable species. Sometimes the crown is compact or sometimes loose and lacy...or glaucous like these. Photo taken March 23, 2010.

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24 Mar, 2010


And to the left a fine Schefflera elegantissima. I have one doing the adult foliage on a 10' plant.

4 Oct, 2014


Mature Schefflera elegantissima is so common here I don't even pay attention to them anymore. :>)

4 Oct, 2014


I've tried a few Schefflera's over they years. The bay area climate has changed. I never saw a one in the 70's -80's..then by the 90's S.puckleri,S.arboracola..then S.macrophylla in the 2000's..a plant that never seemed to do well here before. Now doing!

4 Oct, 2014


I've seen them for many years in the SF Bay Area. I think there's more in the Bay Area because so many species and varieties are more available for sale.

5 Oct, 2014


How about the Dypsis? I had one trunking but much house repair work meant it went too dry last summer. It was the largest and really first one I had live long enough to trunk outdoors even if in a pot.
The last two years has been hard on my garden..plants stepped on,washed paint brush paint splattered on repair guys. I tell them,but I can see that they think "just flowers"...BS!..If I have to yell,I do!..Oh,and when I tell them do they want to pay me for what the plant is worth..then they look the other way.
A vent-lol.

5 Oct, 2014


Dypsis lutescens is pretty much a lost cause in the Bay Area. It's just too tender. There's many other species which are more hardy and grow well there.

6 Oct, 2014

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