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Ptychosperma microcarpum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ptychosperma microcarpum New Guinea Cluster Palm,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Indoor Plants, Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Trees Clumping, Upright, Upright Narrow

Slender, smooth grey stemmed clumping palm with long, divided feathery fronds. The stems are approx. 7cm diameter. A great 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. Grows approx. 5m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Any, Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Feature, Indoor Plant, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Arecaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

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