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Archontophoenix alexandrae, Ptychosperma alexandrae, Alexandre Palm, King Palm, Nothern Bangalow Palm

Archontophoenix alexandrae, Ptychosperma alexandrae

Alexandre Palm, King Palm, Nothern Bangalow Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Northern Australia Tropical rainforest
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-like

This is a single, slender trunked palm (30 ft). Given a shady spot, they grow slim and elegant, holding a crown of dark green leaves above a green crownshaft. Irrigation, fertilizer and mulch are necessary. No garden would be without the odd corner to accommodate a specimen or two. Not used very much in public plantings, but popular in Northern Territory as a tub palm.

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