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Dypsis lutescens
  • RHS AGM

bamboo palm [3]

D. lutescens is an evergreen palm forming a cluster of erect stems to 8m in height, bearing arching pinnate leaves to 2m in length, with linear leaflets, and panicles of small yellow flowers in summer

Other common names
areca palm
butterfly palm
see morecane palm
golden yellow palm
golden-feather palm
Madagascar palm [3]
yellow butterfly palm
yellow palm
Synonyms
Areca lutescens
Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Arecaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Dypsis are evergreen palms with slender, solitary or multiple stems bearing pinante leaves, with panicles of small yellowish flowers borne among the leaves

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Madagascar

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost in bright indirect light. Water freely when in growth and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser two or three times during the growing season. Water sparingly in winter

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at not less than 25°C

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get glasshouse red spider mite, thrips, mealybugs and scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease free

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