Monday, September 6, 2010

Betel Nut Palm for your live fencing needs.

The Betelnut (Areca catechu) from the family Palmae / Arecaceae is commonly found in Southeast asia. It is popular with most elders as it is one of three important ingredients for the Betelnut chew known to many Filipino's as "nganga".

Aside from it's many uses, this palm tree is also used as "live fence" in some parts of the country. Simply because it can be grown in close proximity with each other, is a fast growing palm, provides additional landscape due to it's aesthetic values, single erect stem with sparse canopy, low maintenance, possess medicinal properties, easily propagated by seeds and able to produce ornamental fruits which is the primary ingredient for betelnut chew.


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