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Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)

Dypsis lutescens by the front door in handmade clay pot

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Such a perfect spot for a Dypsis lutescens!

10 Apr, 2014


Thank you Delonix1. We are back on Vancouver Island until November.

10 Apr, 2014


Do you have a Dypsis lutescens back home on Vancouver Island? It makes a good houseplant or outside in summer.

10 Apr, 2014


I do Delonix and I like it. I do not take it outside in the summer. I also have a ficus benjamina tree which I do stick out in summer.

10 Apr, 2014


Do you have problems with bugs on your D. lutescens indoors? Here it's too dry, I would have tons of bugs on mine indoors.

I have several growing outdoors. My favorite is one is by my back door which has only one trunk now, it's around 7' (2.2m) tall. I separated all the other trunks last year.

Ficus benjamina loves a lot of sun and heat to grow well. It's an extremely common landscape tree here and can grow to 30 - 50' (10 -15m) tall here (very old trees can be taller).

Here's a very beautiful, large specimen here in San Diego.

10 Apr, 2014


That is a beauty.
I have seen some big ones too.
No bugs on my Dypsis lutescens indoors.

11 Apr, 2014


Thanks! In Hilo, Hawaii there's a F. benjamina which covers more than a quarter acre. It has a lot of aerial-roots which develop into many new trunks. F. benjamina can become a monster in a tropical rainforest (like with most species of Ficus).

You're very lucky no bugs indoors on your D. lutescens. The only way I can grow one indoors is to give it system-pesticide and then bring it indoors after a couple of weeks. The systemic works for one year.

12 Apr, 2014


Thanks Delonix for the info.

12 Apr, 2014


You're welcome. :>)

16 Apr, 2014

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