Archontophoenix Alexandrae - Plant
It is native to the coastal rainforest of north-eastern Australia and is much planted in tropical regions around the world. The solitary palm has a slender, grey trunk, swollen base and ringed with leaf scars. The large, feather-like leaves are light green above, distinctively silver-white below with many, pointed leaflets which clasp together to form an area between the trunk and leaves which is smooth and variable in color from bright green to purple or red hue.The King Alexander frond looks just like a coconut palm frond and the trunk of the palm looks similar to an Adonidia.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Alex Palm, Alexandra Palm, Princess Alexandra Palm||-||Blooms all year.||Over 40 feet.||Easy to grow.|
Planting and care
|Full sun to part shade.||Well-drained soil.||Keep the soil moist.||Plant can withstand temperatures down to 26Â° F.||Fertilize regularly with a complete product containing micro-elements.|
- This palm loves to be fed and watered regularly. That being said it will withstand drought conditions for a limited time period. You will be rewarded with faster growth when there is a schedule of regular feeding and watering.
Ornamental use: Use this palm in sub-tropical to tropical landscapes for accent, specimen planting, street tree and to impart a feeling of the tropics.