Areca vestiaria (red)


Native to low mountainous rain forests of Indonesia.  Funny but it's doing well here in dry Wai`anae.  Some are solitary, but this one is beginning to clump.  It was sold at Home Depot as "Sunshine Palm".

Trunks can reach up to 20 feet w/clumps as wide as 15 feet.  The new leaf has a red new leaf which in time turns green.  The crownshaft is a shade of red/orange.

The first picture was taken in November of 2005 still in its pot.  The second,third, and fourth were taken a year later in the ground.