Areca catechu

palm DATA

Habitat: Its original habitat is unknown, but it has been naturalized in Asia and Southeast Asia stretching through the Pacific Islands due to widespread human interaction.

Notes:  Commonly refered to as “betel nut”, its husk is chewed in a concoction for a stimulating effect in the areas where it grows.

Cold Hardiness: Prefers Tropical Setting


The famous betel nut, widespread across the South Pacific due to human fascination with chewing the seed for its stimulating properties