Areca macrocalyx (red)

palm DATa

Habitat: Bismarck Archipelago through New Guinea 

Notes:  Common in cultivation due to its many colored forms of the crownshaft, with the red version being the most sought after. Has proved to be a tempermental grower.

Cold Hardiness: Prefers Tropical Setting


This palm is relatively widespread in habitat, but the rainforests of Southeast Asia are under threat in general.