Pakku Maram

  • Scientific name: Areca catechu


  • Place of origin: Philippines, India, Malaysia.
  • Description: Medium-sized palm tree grows to about 18 m with pinnate leaves, yellow inflorescence and fruits or nuts.


  • Grow best: In bright sunlight in well-drained soil.


  • Use: Ornamental tree used for landscaping and nut are edible, addictive and carcinogenic.