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. Its tall, beautiful and fast growing, Alexandra palm, named in honor of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, lends a tropical look to the landscape.
Common name(s): Alex Palm, Alexandra Palm, Princess Alexandra Palm
Flower colours: -
Bloom time: Blooms all year.
Max reachable height: Over 40 feet.
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow.
Planting and care
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade.
Soil: Well-drained soil.
Water: Keep the soil moist.
Temperature: Plant can withstand temperatures down to 26 F.
Fertilizer: Fertilize regularly with a complete product containing micro-elements.
Caring for Archontophoenix Alexandrae
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.
Typical uses of Archontophoenix Alexandrae
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.