This magnificent and beautiful tropical palm originated from Madagascar. Also known as the Areca Palm, Yellow Palm, Bamboo Palm and Madagascar Palm.
It is a hardy and fast growing specimen. Looks good where ever it is planted, indoors or out. They grow in clumps with clearly ringed, bamboo stems branching from just above the ground. And where there are die backs, new shoots arise from them.
The bowing fronds, resembling dainty butterflies in flight, could not have been more apt for its name. Looking at these bright yellow (due to sunlight, otherwise green) petioles accompanied by the bright green feather shaped leaves, I feel like being lifted into a cool breezy sub tropical zone.
Found an inflorescence at the base of one the yellow green crownshaft and understand they'll later bear yellow berries after the small fine creamy white flowers have dropped.
Despite its numerous names, sometimes confusing for a newbie like me, it's one of the most popular and delightful home and garden specimens.