The Areca or “Golden Fruit” Palm has smooth silver-green trunks, which are topped with arching feather-shaped fronds. It grows in clusters forming thick clumps of many stems. There are usually six to eight yellow-green leaves on long petioles that curve upwards creating a butterfly look, hence its “Butterfly Palm” name as well.
It has pinnate type leaves that can grow 5-7ft long. Each leaf has around 90-110 leaflets arranged in a V shape palms with ringed cane-like trunks similar in characteristics to the Bamboo Palm.