For those lucky enough to live in an area with a climate suitable for Archontophoenix alexandrae (King Palm), it can be a stunning addition to any garden. Native to the Northern Australia tropical rainforest, this species is more commonly known as the King Palm. It is a large palm, typically growing up to 30 feet tall, but some can reach heights of up to 50 feet. The emerald green leaves, often spiraling out from the crown of the trunk and crowned by the glossy green crownshaft, give this palm species a dramatic presence.
This Palm thrives best in full sun or semi-shade, and requires moderate water and lush soil to reach its majestic potential. Fertilizer and mulch are also necessary for optimum growth. If growing in a pot in colder regions, it is important to provide a consistent level of warmth and humidity, and to reduce water in the colder months.
This elegant palm is an excellent choice for any garden. For smaller spaces, the King Palm grows well as a multi-stemmed small tree of 10-20 feet. For larger gardens and landscapes, the bigger specimens of this palms can reach heights of over 20 feet.
No matter the size or shape of your garden, Archontophoenix alexandrae can be the perfect feature for your landscape. With the proper care and attention, this stunning palm is sure to add a statement to your garden for years to come.