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Archontophoenix alexandrae

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Archontophoenix alexandrae Alexander Palm, King Alexander Palm,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Trees Open Canopy, Upright Narrow

Slender, smooth grey trunked palm with long, divided fronds up to 2m long. The trunk is approx 25cm diameter and base is slightly swollen. A popular addition to a tropical themed landscape, looks great as a specimen or group planted. Young plants can be kept indoors in a well lit area for short periods.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Formal Garden, Indoor Plant, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Scale

Cultural Notes: Prefers moist soils with added compost. Grows well in a container, ensure adequate palm fertiliser applied. Use a high nitrogen fertiliser in the garden. Responds well to liquid feed. Remove spent fronds to show off smooth truck. This palm is generally self-cleaning - drops it's fronds naturally.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Arecaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate